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Have a browse of our news articles about the latest developments in the book publishing industry, handy hints on publishing your own book and updates from the CompletelyNovel team.
published on 2014-02-27
So, you’ve just signed up to CompletelyNovel and are eager to get your teeth stuck in – now what? As February is our focus on making the most out of your CN account, we thought we’d give you a tour around CompletelyNovel by letting you know how we got our name. Enjoy!
published on 2014-02-19
CompletelyNovel are proud to announce a groundbreaking new collaboration with Greene & Heaton literary agency that will help self-published writers submit their work and be considered for representation by leading agents.
published on 2014-02-12
Thanks to everyone who took the time to participate in our recent survey. Here’s the lowdown of what authors think of CompletelyNovel, and what we’re looking to do in the next year.
published on 2014-02-11
We love to hear CN author success stories, so we donate a lot of time to making sure you get the best opportunities possible for your book. Our advice focus for this month is how you can make the best from your CompletelyNovel account, and to kick it off we have top tips on how you can keep improving your writing and your book.
published on 2013-12-30
We’re kicking off 2014 by focusing our advice on Identifying Your Audience. When marketing your book, it’s essential to be clear about who your readers are and how you might go about targeting them. Joanna Penn is teaming up with fellow bestselling author Polly Courtney this February to offer a useful day-course on book marketing for self-published authors. As a taster, we asked Joanna to give her tips on identifying and targeting your readers when marketing your book. Happy New Year!
published on 2013-12-02
To kick-start December’s Social Media month, we asked author and social media trainer Jon Reed to give us his top five social media tools, and give his expert advice on how authors can effectively utilise them. Jon worked in academic publishing for 10 years and his blog, Publishing Talk, has the largest publishing community on Twitter. Enjoy!
published on 2013-11-29
It’s the last few days of November, meaning that writers all over the world are furiously trying to catch up with their 50,000 word NaNoWriMo target before December starts.
published on 2013-11-27
If you’ve been on the Publish page, you’ll have seen that we offer three publishing plans designed to offer cost-effective publishing in a CompletelyNovel way. To help you decide which one of these is the best option for you and your book, we’ve added a simple, two-question quiz to the page.
published on 2013-11-14
It’s November, and this month we’re focusing on giving advice to authors on book launches. After you’ve spent time writing, editing and creating your book, it can be both nice to celebrate your hard work up to now, and extremely beneficial to kick-start your marketing, to have a launch event for your book. But what makes for a successful one? To find out, we asked Helen Lewis, the director of Literally PR, to give us her top tips for a successful book launch. Literally PR specialises in organising book launch events with a focus on getting journalists in the room with the author, and have been organising media parties since 2006. Here is Helen’s expert advice!