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Have a browse of our news articles about the latest developments in the book publishing industry, handy hints on publishing your own book and updates from the CompletelyNovel team.
published on 2014-09-10
Although CompletelyNovel is an online platform, the team behind it also attend and speak at events to make sure our advice section is kept up-to-date, source new and exciting opportunities for authors, and to generally spread the word about everything CompletelyNovel. Here’s an overview of the talks, conferences and networking events we’re participating in this autumn. Hope to see you there!
published on 2014-09-09
Getting your book reviewed by the press will probably be at the top of your marketing schedule. But with such fierce competition, it’s important to make sure that your pitch is as awesome as it can possibly be. To help you craft the perfect pitch, we’ve asked top journalists and book bloggers for their dos and don’t on pitching your book to press.
published on 2014-09-01
As part of Brighton’s Digital Festival this September, we’ve broken down the stages of book publishing to join writers with local experts for a series of pop-up talks and networking. Below, we explain more about the event and give those of you who aren’t local to Brighton a sneak preview on what will be on offer at the event
published on 2014-08-28
How do you write? Are you a pen & paper person? Or are you a jot-down-ideas-on-your-phone writer? For those of you on the lookout for nifty bits of tech to help you with everything from planning to writing the novel, here’s some useful apps we have tried and tested with authors in mind.
published on 2014-08-27
What are your favourite songs to write to? Here at CompletelyNovel, we love listening to music whilst we write, whether it’s a blog post (like this one!) or a short story. We want to create the ultimate writing playlist, including songs for every genre, every scene and every character. Here’s how you can get involved.
published on 2014-08-27
Publishing is changing, and more and more authors are now choosing to self-publish their books over traditional publishing. To find out why, we asked a CompletelyNovel author who has done just that to tell us more about his path to publication. Tony Robinson OBE is an award-winning entrepreneur who was awarded an OBE for services to small firms and training with his company, Enterprise Rockers. His book, ‘Freedom From Bosses Forever’, was published using CompletelyNovel last month.
published on 2014-08-20
Ahead of the Indie Author Fair that is taking place as part of the Chorleywood Literary Festival this November, we caught up with the organisers to find out how readers can support independent authors at the fair, and why you definitely should
published on 2014-08-14
We’re very pleased to announce that CompletelyNovel’s first ebook is now live and available for download for only £2.99! In this article, we explain a little more about the book and give you a sneak preview at its contents. We’re also very excited to announce that this eBook is FREE to any CompletelyNovel author who has been with us for longer than six months, as part of our new long-term author reward scheme.
published on 2014-08-13
Whatever stage you’re at with your book – whether you’re in the early stages of an idea, or have been marketing your book for years – your characters need to be well-rounded, real people so your readers can identify with them. Below are 5 ways you can get to know your characters, and how this might help you with your marketing.
published on 2014-07-28
Our step-by-step guide to typesetting and uploading your manuscript to CompletelyNovel went live today and can be downloaded as a PDF, here. We explain a little more about why we’ve created it and how it could help.