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  • Calling Male Poets! Submit to The Gilbert Collection TODAY by Jazzmine Breary

    Calling Male Poets! Submit to The Gilbert Collection TODAY by Jazzmine Breary

    published on 2013-06-14

    On the 24th May 2013 the Society of Young Publishers launched a heartfelt campaign to make the wish of a terminally ill young man come true - the wish to be a published poet - but to fully achieve their goal they need your help TODAY.

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  • Upcoming events in June by Jazzmine Breary

    Upcoming events in June by Jazzmine Breary

    published on 2013-06-11

    Attending events is an important part of the publishing industry as it is a great way to network with other publishing people, strike up business relationships and learn more about the industry. We have listed below a few upcoming events that might interest some of our users:

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  • London Book Fair - Advice for Authors by Anna Lewis

    London Book Fair - Advice for Authors by Anna Lewis

    published on 2013-04-09

    Are you a UK based author? Have you thought about paying a visit to the London Book Fair? Authors are becoming a larger element publishing conferences. It may sound odd, but they have previously been on the sidelines of big industry events. The change is most likely due to an increasing number of authors performing spectacularly without the backing of a publisher, as well as recognition that authors’ involvement and understanding of the evolving nature of design, marketing and selling of books is important to the industry’s future.

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  • A pretty smart way to publish a book by Christian Paris

    A pretty smart way to publish a book by Christian Paris

    published on 2013-04-01

    Most of us have probably spent at least an evening or two (likely with a few beers) disussing the kind of bar we would set up if we had the chance. However, it’s not many who actually put their plans into practice, and even fewer who end up writing a book about it. Christian Paris has a fascinating story to tell (featuring celebs, much merriment and ‘The Weirdo Terrapin girl(???)) so we wanted to know more about how he ended up publishing it with CompletelyNovel! He tells us about the tricky writing process, the highly original marketing he’s done and the feedback he’s had so far.

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  • Scottish World Heritage site stars in 'Spinning New Lives' published with CompletelyNovel by Anna Lewis

    Scottish World Heritage site stars in 'Spinning New Lives' published with CompletelyNovel by Anna Lewis

    published on 2013-03-07

    Some of the nation’s favourite books have been those that weave historical events and characters into a narrative which goes beyond that which academics can truly verify, but seem to capture the truth of a story more vividly than facts can do by themselves. Author C.A. Hope has done just this in her historical novel ‘New Lanark – Spinning New Lives’. We’re delighted that CompletelyNovel has played a part in making this important book available to the world. Released on March 1st this novel brings alive the human story behind the New Lanark Mills made famous by social reformer Robert Owen.

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  • Mary Hamer turns fact into fiction for her novel Kipling & Trix by Anna Lewis

    Mary Hamer turns fact into fiction for her novel Kipling & Trix by Anna Lewis

    published on 2013-02-22

    Here at CompletelyNovel HQ we have just read Mary Hamer’s award-winning novel Kipling & Trix, published by Aurora Metro Books. It’s a fascinating read about the lives of Rudyard Kipling and his talented but little-known sister Trix. What particularly intrigued us was how she managed to write such a convincing fictionalised account of the lives of these two extraordinary historical characters. We were therefore delighted that she agreed to be interviewed and share her experiences of writing her first work of fiction.

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  • Tips on proofreading for self-publishers by Anna Lewis

    Tips on proofreading for self-publishers by Anna Lewis

    published on 2013-01-16

    Every writer on CompletelyNovel has the option to order proof copies of their work at cost price so that they can thoroughly check their book before it goes public. We’re seeing many of our authors do this and it’s something we are really keen to encourage!

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  • Calling all CompletelyNovel Publishers - Campaign for Christmas! by Anna Lewis

    Calling all CompletelyNovel Publishers - Campaign for Christmas! by Anna Lewis

    published on 2012-12-05

    Guaranteed last delivery date for books is 10 December! It’s a hugely busy time of year for everyone, but there is still time to market your book on the run up to Christmas.

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  • Want to stop saying, “I’ve always wanted to write a novel?”  by Amanda Leduc

    Want to stop saying, “I’ve always wanted to write a novel?” by Amanda Leduc

    published on 2012-10-29

    National Novel Writing Month 2012 might be just the boost you need to help you on your way to writing your book. NaNoWriMo is an annual novel writing project that brings together professional and amateur writers from all over the world. The idea is to begin writing on 1 November and the goal is to write a 50,000 word novel by 11:59:59 on 30 November. Yes that’s 30 days to write 50,000 words. That’s a lot of words…

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  • Six book marketing nuggets by Anna Lewis

    Six book marketing nuggets by Anna Lewis

    published on 2012-09-23

    Many describe the writing process as a journey, but Susie Wheeldon’s story took her quite literally 13,500 miles around the globe…on a bike! She set off on the journey with her friend to promote solar power. Susie gives her six tips on marketing, and how she got people to sit up and take notice when she published a book about her adventures.

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