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published on 2014-11-20
CompletelyNovel is committed to offering free advice on all aspects of self-publishing. Licensing and author rights may seem like a less exciting part of being an author, but they are not to be underestimated. Brittany Poulin from IPR License gives a quick overview of why taking care of your publishing rights is important - find out more below.
published on 2014-11-19
We asked CN authors about their tried and trusted ways of using a printed book to its maximum potential. Whether it’s having a copy on you at all times or planning a competition, if you follow their advice, you’ll be well on the way to impressing readers and collaborators. Maybe you’ll even build a bar that consists entirely of books in the process! Find out what Lucy Windsor, Janis Pegrum Smith and Pete Maguire have to say about printed books below.
published on 2014-11-04
Certain non-fiction can require a different kind of typesetting to fiction. At CompletelyNovel, we’ve seen some of the best examples of typesetting in text books, travel guides and business handbooks. Here are ten typesetting tricks to use when designing the interior of a non-fiction book using Microsoft Word. Remember, you can also get a free step-by-step guide to general typesetting on CompletelyNovel.
published on 2014-10-23
This month, we’re helping to keep writers warm – we’ve found five gadgets that will keep your fingers nimble and your writing brain on target.
published on 2014-10-17
Non-fiction writer, Richard Grady, reveals three things he has learnt from self-publishing, and what drove him to publish a print edition of his sport and travel book, “One Day Ahead” with CompletelyNovel. There are some really great tips in here for new authors, so give it a read and share your own top tips for other budding authors below!
published on 2014-10-14
With November looming, we thought we’d remind you of the five most important things you need to do before you start NaNoing. But we get that this is the busiest time of year for you, so rather than take up any more of your time – may we present your pre-NaNoWriMo preparation checklist in MEMES. Good luck with the writing – let us see it when it’s done!
published on 2014-10-09
Until October 31st, every new author joining CompletelyNovel on a Plus or a Pro plan will receive a free cup of coffee to keep you warm and motivated this autumn.
published on 2014-10-06
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published on 2014-10-01
Wednesday 30th September was a great day to be involved in the digital industry. It was Digital Women UK’s Get Connected Conference, and CompletelyNovel’s co-founder Anna Lewis was invited to talk about digital publishing and her experiences with tech start ups. We also got to hang around for the whole day, meeting inspiring women and learning new tips and tricks. Check out our overview of the event below.
published on 2014-09-30
Many authors we speak to are surprised to hear that you can self-publish AND look for an agent. It’s something we at CompletelyNovel actively encourage if a traditional publishing contract is the main aim for your book (we send our best books to Greene & Heaton literary agents each month to help!). So how do you go about pitching a self-published book to a literary agent? Is it any different to submitting an unpublished manuscript? To find out, we asked author, editorial consultant and agent hunter, Harry Bingham, for his advice.