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published on 2014-11-04
Certain non-fiction can require a different kind of typesetting to fiction. At CompletelyNovel, we’ve seen some of the best examples of typesetting in text books, travel guides and business handbooks. Here are ten typesetting tricks to use when designing the interior of a non-fiction book using Microsoft Word. Remember, you can also get a free step-by-step guide to general typesetting on CompletelyNovel.
published on 2014-10-23
This month, we’re helping to keep writers warm by supplying all new CompletelyNovel authors with a cup of free coffee. To help you keep even more toastie, we’ve found five gadgets that will keep your fingers nimble and your writing brain on target – check them out!
published on 2014-10-17
Non-fiction writer, Richard Grady, reveals three things he has learnt from self-publishing, and what drove him to publish a print edition of his sport and travel book, “One Day Ahead” with CompletelyNovel. There are some really great tips in here for new authors, so give it a read and share your own top tips for other budding authors below!
published on 2014-10-14
With November looming, we thought we’d remind you of the five most important things you need to do before you start NaNoing. But we get that this is the busiest time of year for you, so rather than take up any more of your time – may we present your pre-NaNoWriMo preparation checklist in MEMES. Good luck with the writing – let us see it when it’s done!
published on 2014-10-09
Until October 31st, every new author joining CompletelyNovel on a Plus or a Pro plan will receive a free cup of coffee to keep you warm and motivated this autumn.
published on 2014-10-06
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published on 2014-10-01
Wednesday 30th September was a great day to be involved in the digital industry. It was Digital Women UK’s Get Connected Conference, and CompletelyNovel’s co-founder Anna Lewis was invited to talk about digital publishing and her experiences with tech start ups. We also got to hang around for the whole day, meeting inspiring women and learning new tips and tricks. Check out our overview of the event below.
published on 2014-09-30
Many authors we speak to are surprised to hear that you can self-publish AND look for an agent. It’s something we at CompletelyNovel actively encourage if a traditional publishing contract is the main aim for your book (we send our best books to Greene & Heaton literary agents each month to help!). So how do you go about pitching a self-published book to a literary agent? Is it any different to submitting an unpublished manuscript? To find out, we asked author, editorial consultant and agent hunter, Harry Bingham, for his advice.
published on 2014-09-26
Although CompletelyNovel is all about providing online tools for self-published authors, we love switching off our computers and meeting authors face to face as much as possible. As a Brighton-based company, we couldn’t resist participating in the annual Brighton Digital Festival, and so we partnered with New Writing South and BookMachine for an informal evening of pop-up talks, networking and free goodies called ‘Publishing Deconstructed’. Here’s an overview of some of the top tips learnt from the authors and industry professionals on the night.
published on 2014-09-22
At some point, all of you will be required to get up and speak about your book; whether that’s delivering your elevator pitch to your hairdresser, or reading a passage from your book to a room full of people. For some of you, this may seem terrifying. In this article, we give our top ten tips for harnessing these nerves and delivering a speech worthy of a standing ovation.