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published on 2015-04-09
As we get closer to the One Big Book Launch submission deadline (19th April, guys!) we’re taking a closer look at what it means to work with other authors. The One Big Book Launch enables ten authors to collaborate on a book launch to remember – sharing marketing efforts, readers and book sales – and we saw last year how this can really work. But what about writing? Can two or more authors put their heads together to create a book? To find out, we asked author and editor Bryony Sutherland to share her experiences working with other authors, and her advice on refining the art of collaboration.
published on 2015-04-01
Have a deadline for your book? We spoke to CompletelyNovel superstar author, Tom Evans, to find out the secrets behind writing and producing a high-quality book on a deadline of just three months. New Magic for a New Era is Tom’s sixth book with CompletelyNovel.
published on 2015-03-31
It’s London Book Fair again! From 14-16 April, authors, agents, publishers and everyone else involved in the book industry will gather at the new venue of Olympia for conferences, seminars, networking and those all-important meetings. The fair is primarily a place for publishers and agents to sell rights, but it’s also a great place for authors, too. If you’re an author thinking of visiting, here are 5 Dos and Don’ts to help you make the most out of your ticket.
published on 2015-03-28
We’ve noticed a surge in authors creating book trailers and videos alongside their book. Book trailers can be a great way to present your concept to a new audience in a different way – but how do you market a book trailer alongside your book? To find out, we had a chat with Inkflash’s Matt Stephens – who knows all about using visuals to market books. Matt is the brains behind the 3D book world – Inkflash – who are sponsoring the One Big Book Launch 2015. Below, he shares his tips on how to use a book trailer effectively.
published on 2015-03-19
We have an extra-special competition for any writers currently putting those final touches to their manuscripts this month. We’ve teamed up with The Naked Editor to offer one, lucky CompletelyNovel author an expert manuscript critique worth up to £100/$150. All you need to do to win, is join a CompletelyNovel Plus Plan before 16th April. Simple!
published on 2015-03-18
Picture yourself in Miami, Jamaica, or even Brazil, surrounded by thousands of books, influential people in the publishing industry, international writers and bibliophiles. A book-lover’s dream holiday and an opportunity to market your own book, all rolled into one. What’s not to love? Here are 20 unmissable book events around the world in 2015. Pack those books in your bag and get your geek on.
published on 2015-03-18
To celebrate World Poetry day on Saturday, we’ve invited renowned performance poet, Dean Atta, to share the story behind his Polari First Book Prize 2014 shortlisted book. Print books love poetry – they are ideal companions to slams and performance events. We’ve seen a real rise in the number of awesome poetry books being created and published on CompletelyNovel, and we’re thrilled to host Dean’s story below. May it inspire you to turn your spoken word a beautiful book, too.
published on 2015-03-17
Speaking about your book on the radio or on a podcast can be an excellent way to introduce a new audience to your writing. If you’re feeling a little nervous about that microphone – and don’t worry, even seasoned speaking pros get nervous – PR expert Ben Cameron has some great advice on the preparation you can do beforehand.
published on 2015-03-04
Since YouTube sensation Zoella became the UK’s fastest selling author, Vlogging has become the book marketing technique everyone seems to be talking about. When done properly, a ‘Vlog’ (or Video Log) can be a great tool for reaching readers and building a following. To find out more, we asked YA author and YouTuber Lindsay Mead for her advice on vlogging for authors.
published on 2015-03-03
Where do you start writing business book, travel memoir or commentary? What is the best way of presenting information to your readers? To find out, we asked business book coach Alison Jones for her advice the best way to structure a non-fiction book.