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published on 2013-12-30
We’re kicking off 2014 by focusing our advice on Identifying Your Audience. When marketing your book, it’s essential to be clear about who your readers are and how you might go about targeting them. Joanna Penn is teaming up with fellow bestselling author Polly Courtney this February to offer a useful day-course on book marketing for self-published authors. As a taster, we asked Joanna to give her tips on identifying and targeting your readers when marketing your book. Happy New Year!
published on 2013-12-02
To kick-start December’s Social Media month, we asked author and social media trainer Jon Reed to give us his top five social media tools, and give his expert advice on how authors can effectively utilise them. Jon worked in academic publishing for 10 years and his blog, Publishing Talk, is has the largest publishing community on Twitter. Enjoy!
published on 2013-11-29
It’s the last few days of November, meaning that writers all over the world are furiously trying to catch up with their 50,000 word NaNoWriMo target before December starts.
published on 2013-11-27
If you’ve been on the Publish page, you’ll have seen that we offer three publishing plans designed to offer cost-effective publishing in a CompletelyNovel way. To help you decide which one of these is the best option for you and your book, we’ve added a simple, two-question quiz to the page.
published on 2013-11-14
It’s November, and this month we’re focusing on giving advice to authors on book launches. After you’ve spent time writing, editing and creating your book, it can be both nice to celebrate your hard work up to now, and extremely beneficial to kick-start your marketing, to have a launch event for your book. But what makes for a successful one? To find out, we asked Helen Lewis, the director of Literally PR, to give us her top tips for a successful book launch. Literally PR specialises in organising book launch events with a focus on getting journalists in the room with the author, and have been organising media parties since 2006. Here is Helen’s expert advice!
published on 2013-12-29
Research shows that email marketing is still one of the most effective forms of marketing in the digital age. A good newsletter and a strong mailing list are powerful tools for any writer, but how do you get started and what tools should you use? CompletelyNovel’s Anna Lewis, and author and journalist Suw Charman-Anderson presented this talk at The Writing Platform event at Rich Mix yesterday, which we’ve summarised in this article. Enjoy!
published on 2013-11-05
The Writing Platform conference and fair 2013 allowed writers, both published and unpublished, to hear advice from industry experts at a top London location. CompletelyNovel were invited to take part with a stand, two seminars and a panel event – speaking to authors about all aspects of publishing.
published on 2013-10-14
Last week, The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) published our top ten tips for an effective blurb, on their self-publishing advice blog. As the article proved so popular, we thought we’d share a few different blurb styles, to help you choose which blurb is right for you. You can read the top tips over on the ALLi blog.
published on 2013-09-26
CompletelyNovel were proud to be sponsors of the latest BookMachine event at Redroaster Cafe in Brighton last night. BookMachine runs a website and a series of fun worldwide networking events for publishing professionals, freelancers, writers and readers – allowing people behind the books we love to network and share ideas.