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published on 2011-10-25
So you’ve finished your book and you’re ready to present it to the world. Now how do you make sure the world will notice?
published on 2011-10-09
_“I did start to feel a little overwhelmed. In fact, by the end of those 24 hrs I think I was so wired in I may actually have been operating Twitter through telepathy.”_ That was "Anna Lewis’":/people/anna-lewis slightly frazzled post-op analysis of the last 24 hour book. This was project run 2 years ago by CompletelyNovel with the "Society of Young Publishers,":http://www.thesyp.org.uk/ "Spread the Word":http://www.spreadtheword.org.uk/ and "If:Book,":http://bookfutures.blogspot.com/ which saw a team of writers and editors pushing the boundaries of technological collaboration to their limits to produce a novel in just 24 hours. "Read more about it":/publishing-news/the-24hr-bookive-just-about-recovered and "watch a short film here.":/publishing-news/film-24-hour-book-project
published on 2011-09-13
When it comes to poetry, presentation is vitally important. As well as making the book look professional and preventing any distracting inconsistencies, careful and thought-out presentation also helps to compliment the work itself. Furthermore, with poetry books, as with all published works that you plan to sell, some work and thought needs to go into making them as marketable as possible and ensuring they reach their audience. So here are our top 5 tips for self publishing poetry…..
published on 2011-08-03
A few weeks ago we published an article about Completelynovel user Shoo Rayner’s bid to be one of eight winners from the UK in the YouTube NextUp Europe Competition to find the best new channels on YouTube. And he won! Great work Shoo, and thanks for all on CN who supported him by voting.
published on 2011-08-01
We’ve upgraded the portfolio views to simplify managing your books, editions and revisions. Read on to find out about the changes in more detail.
published on 2011-07-08
Shoo Rayner, author of The Ginger Ninja which he self-published on CompletelyNovel got in touch to ask if we would vote for him in an upcoming competition on YouTube. We said, “of course!….so long as you do something for us too….” So Shoo has agreed to share his experience of promoting his work and building up an online audience to give other writers ideas and inspiration to explore the world of self-promotion themselves. Please don’t forget to vote for Shoo too!
published on 2011-07-01
Print-on-demand printer Lightning Source feed to Amazon has been unreliable over the last 6 weeks leading to slightly longer than expected delivery times. This is the latest from Lightning Source.
published on 2011-06-28
For the second year running CompletelyNovel has worked with creative writing champion “Arvon”: http://www.arvonfoundation.org/p1.html to produce Marginalia, an anthology of the best of the work by their Arvon Jerwood mentees.
published on 2011-06-05
CompletelyNovel’s good friend Amanda Leduc got in touch with us to share her experiences of the editing process and offer some sterling tips to keep our site users on track and motivated. We have a feeling that her honest and often-amusing account might strike a chord with quite a few writers, so please let us know what you think and if you have any of your own tips to share with the community. Don’t forget that if you feel like you need an outside perspective, you can ask people in the CompletelyNovel community to review your work and help them out too!
published on 2011-05-21
For 6 months the CN team have been working on an platform for premium content on the web. First and foremost – books! O’Reilly Radar is a popular blog in the IT and publishing technology space and they interviewed us after we met at the London Book fair. Please have a read and click the facebook and twitter ‘like’ buttons if you like what you read!