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published on 2012-04-05
Flash Fiction Day are publishing their anthology with CompletelyNovel and you have until midnight on 10 April to submit your entry.
published on 2012-03-28
Starting a blog can come with all the potential pitfalls of starting a diary or signing up to the gym: you begin the year with the best of intentions, but then you lapse and wonder how you’re going to keep it up. Being clear on your aim, and thinking about your author brand are just two of the things that can make all the difference when it comes to blossoming as a blogger.
published on 2011-11-22
CompletelyNovel’s Anna and Oli are thrilled to be joining the debate at City University London and BookMachine’s conference Publishing Now: The Golden Age of Innovation, being held in London on the 2nd and 3rd of December. As a self-publishing author, it’s always a good plan to stay on top of the latest developments in the industry to figure out where you can fit in. So why not put off the Christmas shopping for a bit longer and head along? Read on to find out more….
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!