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  • Updates to the publishing process by Oliver Brooks

    Updates to the publishing process by Oliver Brooks

    published on 2011-05-10

    We’ve made a few changes to the publishing process based on the feedback we’ve had in the last 6 months. We’re half way through an update so there will be more updates coming in the next few months.

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  • CN user Bryony Allen's new work 'OTOLI' published by Pneuma Springs by Georgina Lewis

    CN user Bryony Allen's new work 'OTOLI' published by Pneuma Springs by Georgina Lewis

    published on 2011-05-09

    CompletelyNovel author and all-round site star, Bryony Allen, has had her new book OTOLI published by Pneuma Springs’AND she’s let us have a few sample pages so that you can see some of the finished result.

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  • A Guide to Publishing with CompletelyNovel by Georgina Lewis

    A Guide to Publishing with CompletelyNovel by Georgina Lewis

    published on 2011-04-19

    To help make publishing with CompletelyNovel easier, we’ve put together a step-by-step guide to publishing on CompletelyNovel for you to have on hand as you go through the publishing process with us.

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  • CompletelyNovel at South by Southwest Interactive by Georgina Lewis

    CompletelyNovel at South by Southwest Interactive by Georgina Lewis

    published on 2011-03-04

    CompletelyNovel will be joining top innovators from across the publishing world at “PubCamp@SXSW”:http://pubcampsxsw.com/ on Friday 11th March in Austin, Texas, a conference and networking event looking at how technology is transforming the industry.

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  • Alan Baker's Martian Ambassador Published by Snowbooks! by Anna Lewis

    Alan Baker's Martian Ambassador Published by Snowbooks! by Anna Lewis

    published on 2011-03-02

    We are so pleased for Alan Baker who, after being a firm friend and active community member of CompletelyNovel since our beginnings, now sees his book ‘The Martian Ambassador’ published by independent publisher Snowbooks and available to buy. Alan is no stranger to success with writing, having penned over 10 books since 1997 (fast work!), but we were thrilled to hear how much Alan felt that the CN community helped him break through with his latest sci-fi-fantasy-thriller. Here’s what he said:

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  • Writing in tune with the moon by Tom Evans

    Writing in tune with the moon by Tom Evans

    published on 2011-02-02

    As we approach another New Moon Tom Evans, a writing coach and huge fan of CompletelyNovel, shares a tip for writers … and that’s to synchronise your creative activity to the phase of the Moon.

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  • New landing page and help area by Anna Lewis

    New landing page and help area by Anna Lewis

    published on 2011-01-24

    We’ve made some changes to the landing pages on CompletelyNovel. You’ll also spot a few changes to the way you get help… here’s why!

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  • Get your book in the press without sending press releases by Anna Lewis

    Get your book in the press without sending press releases by Anna Lewis

    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.

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  • Payments on CompletelyNovel by Anna Lewis

    Payments on CompletelyNovel by Anna Lewis

    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 anna@completelynovel.com We apologise for any inconvenience and hope to have this sorted as soon as possible!

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  • Book Machine Publishing  Social - definitely well oiled! by Anna Lewis

    Book Machine Publishing Social - definitely well oiled! by Anna Lewis

    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.

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