published on 2009-12-01
Free Christmas read! Read with us Charles Dicken’s ‘A Christmas Carol’. In the run up to Christmas Random House is serialising A Christmas Carol. Every five days they will make another chapter available which you can enjoy for free. Simply click on the book cover in this article to open the book and start reading. Happy Christmas! “It has it all: a spooky ghost story, a heartwarming redemption and a great plot with a satisfyingly ending” The Times And…when you’ve read a bit and remembered how enjoyable A Christmas Carol is, you could personalize your own version of A Christmas Carol to make a nice little Christmas present.
published on 2009-12-02
In the run-up to Christmas, Reportage Press will donate
published on 2009-12-01
I headed over to the British Library last night to do a spot of filiming for Palgrave Macmillan’s ‘Future of Work’ Event. It was an evening chaired by Adrian Furnham where we heard from Richard Donkin and other experts in the field of work, looking at what the workplace may have in store for us in the future. What changes are we seeing, and are we currently facing a watershed moment? We’ll be publishing the video in a few weeks time for you to hear more of what they had to say…but if you can’t wait, head over to the Palgrave website to check out the speakers and their books!
published on 2009-11-19
Yes – ye festive season is upon us and here at CompletelyNovel, we may have come up with a gift idea that will be a big winner for book fans. Using our links to Print-on-Demand printing, we are offering you the chance to buy personalized classic novels for your friends and family. And when we say ‘personalized’ we mean the whole works… your own photo on the front cover (incorporated into one of our special designs), a dedication on the back cover and customised character names inside the novel. It can give a fresh (and very funny) twist to a classic book that will make a fantastic present. Visit our Personalized-books page to find out more!
published on 2009-11-16
Want to know what happens when you order a print-on-demand book? This video gives you a behind-the-scenes peek at the machines that operate to create your book. From printing the manuscript in one huge digital printer, to binding it with the cover in one giant binding machine we show you what goes on when you click ‘buy’ on CompletelyNovel. Thanks very much to Antony Rowe for letting us film! Music from CCmixter – http://ccmixter.org/files/illi/18770
published on 2009-11-10
Over October 2009 the Free Word Centre really opened in style – there were loads of great events to mark the birth of this new hub for literature, literacy and freedom of expression. We managed to capture a few of them on camera…here’s a taster of the events from literary walks, to Manga Shakespeare workshops and Canon Tales. And it looks like there is plenty more to come from the Free Word centre! Watch this space…there are more videos to come including the full presentations from the evening of Canon Tales and more from the series on Offence.
published on 2009-11-10
The Free Word centre recently opened its doors to the world. We attended the launch event and spoke to a number of the high profile speakers and guests asking “What does Free Word mean to you?” Located in the former Guardian Newspaper building on Farringdon Road and currently home to nine organisations, Free Word is a builiding dedicated to promoting literature, literacy and freedom of expression. Watch our video to find out more about what Free Word is all about.
published on 2009-11-09
It was one of the most iconic moments of 20th Century history: the day of the fall of the Iron Curtain. It’s one of those events with such vivid imagery that many of us will remember exactly where we were when we heard about it. But the fall of the wall is not the end of the story, as BBC’s journalist Nick Thorpe writes in his recent book published by Reportage Press. Having witnessed many of the most turbulent events in Eastern Europe, for Thorpe, the revolutions of 1989 are not yet at an end. He sees the previous cold war as having been replaced by a new cold war between the people and the state. We have five copies of Nick Thorpe’s incredibly insightful book ’89:The Unfinished Revolution: Power and Powerlessness in Estern Europe up for grabs. Head over to the 1989 competition page and let us know what you remember of the day the wall came down for a chance to win one.
published on 2009-10-16
Attention all writers! We have introduced a few different levels to our publishing service that we offer – now you can choose between a Free, Plus and Pro Plan for publishing. Here are some details to let you about the great new features that are available and the reasons behind the change.
Apparently there might be some new equipment too…so perhaps it’s time to go down there and get …
Yes – Nick Thorpe mentioned the idea of ‘fairy tales’ at the launch of his book last night and it…