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  • Delayed orders by Oliver Brooks

    Delayed orders by Oliver Brooks

    published on 2011-12-06

    Hi everyone, Some orders have been delayed recently – a side effect of the volume going through at this time of year. I’ve been chasing every order this morning checking it’s status. As of yesterday all the delayed orders were marked as in production. New orders are also running through on time again. Production takes a day which means all pending orders should be sent out today or tomorrow. You will receive a notification as per usual when they are dispatched. I’m keeping an eye on things and will post updates as things develop. All the best, Oli

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  • Looking for something completely novel to give as a gift this Christmas? by Georgina Lewis

    Looking for something completely novel to give as a gift this Christmas? by Georgina Lewis

    published on 2011-12-02

    It’s time to get cracking if you’re planning to give your self-published books as gifts this Christmas. Why not publish a special edition of your novel or poetry to share with family and friends for this Christmas, give a friend your non-fiction guide to life or put those family memoirs that you’ve been meaning to share in print?

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  • Publishing Now: The Golden Age for Authors? by Georgina Lewis

    Publishing Now: The Golden Age for Authors? by Georgina Lewis

    published on 2011-11-22

    CompletelyNovel’s Anna and Oli are thrilled to be joining the debate at City University London and BookMachine’s conference Publishing Now: The Golden Age of Innovation, being held in London on the 2nd and 3rd of December. As a self-publishing author, it’s always a good plan to stay on top of the latest developments in the industry to figure out where you can fit in. So why not put off the Christmas shopping for a bit longer and head along? Read on to find out more….

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  • Find out how to market your book by Georgina Lewis

    Find out how to market your book by Georgina Lewis

    published on 2011-10-25

    So you’ve finished your book and you’re ready to present it to the world. Now how do you make sure the world will notice?

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  • A great way to keep memories alive by Georgina Lewis

    A great way to keep memories alive by Georgina Lewis

    published on 2011-11-08

    Diaries, notebooks, musings and memoirs – a lot of us have collections of writings of our own or passed on to us which, for the most part, sit in a box in the attic under piles of papers and only get noticed during clean-outs or when moving house. “I must do something with that – it’s such a shame to keep it up there gathering dust”, we say, but we’re not quite sure what exactly it is that we should do…and so we promptly forget about it for another few years. Well, self-publishing may well be an easy and affordable way to turn those writings into a lasting memory to share with family, friends, your local community…whoever you like!

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  • The 24 hour book is back…and this time it’s gone global! by Georgina Lewis

    The 24 hour book is back…and this time it’s gone global! by Georgina Lewis

    published on 2011-10-09

    _“I did start to feel a little overwhelmed. In fact, by the end of those 24 hrs I think I was so wired in I may actually have been operating Twitter through telepathy.”_ That was "Anna Lewis’":/people/anna-lewis slightly frazzled post-op analysis of the last 24 hour book. This was project run 2 years ago by CompletelyNovel with the "Society of Young Publishers,":http://www.thesyp.org.uk/ "Spread the Word":http://www.spreadtheword.org.uk/ and "If:Book,":http://bookfutures.blogspot.com/ which saw a team of writers and editors pushing the boundaries of technological collaboration to their limits to produce a novel in just 24 hours. "Read more about it":/publishing-news/the-24hr-bookive-just-about-recovered and "watch a short film here.":/publishing-news/film-24-hour-book-project

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  • How Twitter Can Help Self Publishing Authors by Georgina Lewis

    How Twitter Can Help Self Publishing Authors by Georgina Lewis

    published on 2011-09-21

    A lot of people talk about Twitter and plenty of people use it (over 200 million!), but for the uninitiated it might seem like just another time-wasting distraction from your writing that you probably don’t need. Well, it might be…(everything requires a degree of self-discipline!) but it can also be pretty useful for writers too. Here are some thoughts on why it might be worth a try and some ideas to help you get the most out of it.

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  • Five Top Tips for Self Publishing Poetry by Georgina Lewis

    Five Top Tips for Self Publishing Poetry by Georgina Lewis

    published on 2011-09-13

    When it comes to poetry, presentation is vitally important. As well as making the book look professional and preventing any distracting inconsistencies, careful and thought-out presentation also helps to compliment the work itself. Furthermore, with poetry books, as with all published works that you plan to sell, some work and thought needs to go into making them as marketable as possible and ensuring they reach their audience. So here are our top 5 tips for self publishing poetry…..

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  • The power of online promotion - Shoo Rayner gains Youtube success by Georgina Lewis

    The power of online promotion - Shoo Rayner gains Youtube success by Georgina Lewis

    published on 2011-08-03

    A few weeks ago we published an article about Completelynovel user Shoo Rayner’s bid to be one of eight winners from the UK in the YouTube NextUp Europe Competition to find the best new channels on YouTube. And he won! Great work Shoo, and thanks for all on CN who supported him by voting.

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  • We've simplified our print-on-demand publishing system, read about the updates here by Oliver Brooks

    We've simplified our print-on-demand publishing system, read about the updates here by Oliver Brooks

    published on 2011-08-01

    We’ve upgraded the portfolio views to simplify managing your books, editions and revisions. Read on to find out about the changes in more detail.

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