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published on 2011-01-06
As an author, (or indeed anyone with something to sell) you’re often wondering how you can get into the papers or magazines to promote your book. Book marketing is something that should not be overlooked by self-publishing authors. There are of course, lots of avenues of connecting with readers (through social networks, reading forums or tools such as Twitter) but sometimes the traditional route can still be very useful. Here are a couple of great ways to give journalists what they want, and get your book in the press.
published on 2010-12-07
Just wanted to write a quick note to say that we are aware that a few people from the US have been having difficulty paying for books with their credit cards. I wanted to let you know that we have contacted PayPal about the issue and hope that they will help us resolve it very soon. In the meantime, it is still possible to pay for books on CompletelyNovel. You can either try and pay using your PayPal account, or if you prefer you can contact me directly at email@example.com We apologise for any inconvenience and hope to have this sorted as soon as possible!
published on 2010-12-03
Last night I braved the chilly winds and icy pavements to get to the BookMachine Meetup – it’s a London-based drinks social for folks in the publishing industry. Last night the venue was The Albany near to Great Portland Street station. It only took a little bit of wandering round until I saw people who looked like they might be publishing types (you can kind of spot them) and joined the group.
published on 2010-12-02
We always like to partner up with other organisations in the writing and publishing space, and there are a few recent projects that we’d like to share with you.
published on 2010-12-01
There’s nothing quite like giving someone a present which has been made especially for them. That’s why we have created our range of Personalized Books …so you can create the perfect gift for a book fan.
published on 2010-10-26
CompletelyNovel will be hosting a workshop on self-publishing as part of the Amplified Author Conference at the all new Unlibrary in Horney. The conference will take place on Tuesday 23rd November at Hornsey Library, London N8. Tickets are free, and there are a few left… so get in quick!
published on 2010-10-07
When studying law I was once told that a law degree was for English students with no imagination. I was a little insulted, although the fact that this was said to me by a Geography student meant that at least I had plenty of colouring pencil related jibes to retaliate with. It was therefore reassuring to talk to Louise Soraya Black, former lawyer and author of Pomegranate Sky, the winner of the 2009 Virginia Prize. Louise has been a lawyer in the city for a number of years but has always had a passion for creative writing. Pomegranate Sky has been six years in the making and has just been published by Aurora Metro Press. I really enjoyed reading the book and wanted to know more about Louise’s journey, and any tips she might have for writers on CompletelyNovel (as well as any frustrated lawyers out there!)
published on 2010-09-17
I recently dropped an email to a few bloggers who write about publishing to let them know about some of the developments that have been happening on CompletelyNovel recently. One of the bloggers, Tom Evans, who also happens to be a writer himself, got particularly excited about the service and, after trying it out, he wrote this blog post. It raises some really interesting points, so with his permission I’ve reproduced it here – you can see the original article on the Bookwright website.