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published on 2011-06-28
For the second year running CompletelyNovel has worked with creative writing champion “Arvon”: http://www.arvonfoundation.org/p1.html to produce Marginalia, an anthology of the best of the work by their Arvon Jerwood mentees.
published on 2011-07-11
Harry Sivertsen explores the dumbing down of publishing and his experiences with agents and publishers. Is western historical literature being slowly ‘dumbed down’ to pander to a market used to snappy ‘sound bites’ and not having to think as they read? This query arises from the experience of one historical author who was requested by his publisher to ‘spice up’ his works and possibly turn them into novels to make them more acceptable. This case was seen over a year ago on one of the literary agents websites.
published on 2011-06-05
CompletelyNovel’s good friend Amanda Leduc got in touch with us to share her experiences of the editing process and offer some sterling tips to keep our site users on track and motivated. We have a feeling that her honest and often-amusing account might strike a chord with quite a few writers, so please let us know what you think and if you have any of your own tips to share with the community. Don’t forget that if you feel like you need an outside perspective, you can ask people in the CompletelyNovel community to review your work and help them out too!
published on 2011-05-31
Hey, I’ve spent the weekend updating the publishing system. We now support revisions of manuscripts and covers and I hope the feedback when a manuscript is rejected is more descriptive. This was quite a bit overhaul so please be easy on me if there are a couple of bugs here and there. I’ll get them fixed as soon as I can.
published on 2011-05-24
I’ve been getting quite a few questions about print-on-demand and the respective advantages and disadvantages or our print-on-demand printers. Both Lightning Source and CPI Antony Rowe do a superb job at making books but each one has a slightly different approach.
published on 2011-05-21
For 6 months the CN team have been working on an platform for premium content on the web. First and foremost – books! O’Reilly Radar is a popular blog in the IT and publishing technology space and they interviewed us after we met at the London Book fair. Please have a read and click the facebook and twitter ‘like’ buttons if you like what you read!
published on 2011-05-13
We asked poet and CompletelyNovel user Stephen Page to talk about his recent award from New Writing South, which was his first Arts Council recognition. Here he shares a few thoughts on self-publishing, his experience in using technology when writing poetry and some innovative ways of getting his work out there. Please check out his book, 50 × 50 – Useful Poetry For Troubled Times and do let us know if you have an thoughts on these topics…
published on 2011-05-10
We’ve made a few changes to the publishing process based on the feedback we’ve had in the last 6 months. We’re half way through an update so there will be more updates coming in the next few months.
published on 2011-05-09
CompletelyNovel author and all-round site star, Bryony Allen, has had her new book OTOLI published by Pneuma Springs’AND she’s let us have a few sample pages so that you can see some of the finished result.
published on 2011-04-19
To help make publishing with CompletelyNovel easier, we’ve put together a step-by-step guide to publishing on CompletelyNovel for you to have on hand as you go through the publishing process with us.