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  •  by Anna Lewis

    by Anna Lewis

    published on 2009-05-13

    Anna and George from CompletelyNovel.com take a trip to the Orange Prize Readers’ Day in Birmingham to see a host of fabulous female writers talking about their books with over 500 readers from the West Midlands. The event was put on by the Birmingham Book Festival, the Reading Agency and the West Midlands Readers’ Network and the discussions were chaired by Kate Mosse , the honorary director of the Orange Prize for Fiction.

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  •  by Kat Matfield

    by Kat Matfield

    published on 2009-05-13

    What could be a better use of the summer than lazing on the grass with a good book? A crop of new and established literary festivals think they have something better, offering the chance for readers to meet and listen to big name writers, and for aspiring novelists and poets to pick up some tips from industry experts. Discover the pick of the season with CompletelyNovel

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  •  by Anna Lewis

    by Anna Lewis

    published on 2009-04-24

    If it’s good enough for the illustrious Stephen Fry, it’s good enough for CompletelyNovel…yes, we have now integrated Twitter! This means you can… Follow individual readers, writers, books, articles and publishers on CompletelyNovel to get the latest updates in your newsfeed. Tweet your CompletelyNovel updates to the world by adding your twitter login details to the website. Read on to find out why this will rock your book world…

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  •  by Anna Lewis

    by Anna Lewis

    published on 2009-04-24

    Very different to the kind of ‘fairs’ I went to as a teenager (which involved junk food, dodgy waltzers and someone throwing up across the entire window of the local bank) this week was all about the London Book Fair. It was a chance for us to meet more of the people behind the books. Fancy seeing a bit more about the creative people behind the books? Take a peek at this video of ‘Canon Tales’, a series of presentations at the London Book Fair. There are also pictures of some of the people I managed to convince to pose for a photo!

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  •  by Anna Lewis

    by Anna Lewis

    published on 2009-04-24

    CompletelyNovel caught up with David Manners, whose book, In the Shadow of Crows is being launched by Reportage Press on 28th April at Daunt Books…and CompletelyNovel members are invited! David gives us an insight into his journey from day-dreaming about seeing his name on the shelves of WH Smith’s, to writing his book and getting it published.

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  •  by Anna Lewis

    by Anna Lewis

    published on 2009-04-24

    Anna and George from CompletelyNovel.com rapidly review Robert Finn’s Underlife. This suspense-filled prequel to Adept is a novella set on the London Underground. Our main character, the anti-hero ‘Clipper’ finds himself in the middle of a mysterious criminal underworld. With a bit of a love interest and a lot of action thrown in there’s plenty to keep you entertained. Going ‘beyond the book’, Anna and George offer some extremely useful tips for starting out in organized crime, incase you have ever been tempted…More Rapid Reviews here

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  •  by Kat Matfield

    by Kat Matfield

    published on 2009-04-24

    Alan Baker’s chilling tale of strange and inexplicable events on a remote Scottish island is generating lots of heat and plenty of enthusiastic – and terrified – reviews. The author of The Lighthouse Keeper talks to CompletelyNovel about cosmic horror, his next project, and why the oceans have always made mankind shudder.

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  •  by Oliver Brooks

    by Oliver Brooks

    published on 2009-04-23

    We’ve linked CompletelyNovel to twitter. Add your twitter account and start tweeting what you’re reading and discussing. This is a great way for writers to get the word out about their book. Get everyone you know to join, add a twitter account and talk about your book and everyone will know about it! Happy tweeting!

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  •  by Oliver Brooks

    by Oliver Brooks

    published on 2009-04-16

    Everyone is all over twitter so now you can do the same inside CompletelyNovel. Following something is a great way to keep up to date with everything you’re interested in. To follow something just go to the page you want to receive news about and click ‘start following’ at the top. You can manage your follows by clicking ‘edit profile’ and then click the ‘follows’ tab.

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  •  by Anna Lewis

    by Anna Lewis

    published on 2009-04-08

    The latest book released by Reportage Press is ‘Genocide’, R

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