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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!
published on 2013-12-29
Research shows that email marketing is still one of the most effective forms of marketing in the digital age. A good newsletter and a strong mailing list are powerful tools for any writer, but how do you get started and what tools should you use? CompletelyNovel’s Anna Lewis, and author and journalist Suw Charman-Anderson presented this talk at The Writing Platform event at Rich Mix yesterday, which we’ve summarised in this article. Enjoy!
published on 2013-11-05
The Writing Platform conference and fair 2013 allowed writers, both published and unpublished, to hear advice from industry experts at a top London location. CompletelyNovel were invited to take part with a stand, two seminars and a panel event – speaking to authors about all aspects of publishing.
published on 2013-10-14
Last week, The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) published our top ten tips for an effective blurb, on their self-publishing advice blog. As the article proved so popular, we thought we’d share a few different blurb styles, to help you choose which blurb is right for you. You can read the top tips over on the ALLi blog.
published on 2013-09-26
CompletelyNovel were proud to be sponsors of the latest BookMachine event at Redroaster Cafe in Brighton last night. BookMachine runs a website and a series of fun worldwide networking events for publishing professionals, freelancers, writers and readers – allowing people behind the books we love to network and share ideas.
published on 2013-11-01
CompletelyNovel are offering NaNoWriMo participants the chance to get a FREE, printed copy of their book that they can show off, put on their mantle or even use as an editing tool – whatever they wish. It is theirs – it is real – and it is free! We use the professional POD printers the big guys use to make sure books look as good as they should do.
published on 2013-08-29
At CompletelyNovel we know how important it is for our writers to get as much publicity for their works as possible, and we know what a tough and time-consuming task that is. That’s why we teamed up with the lovely people at Big Book, Little Book to give our writers an excellent opportunity to feature in their Self Published Sunday slot throughout the month of September 2013.
published on 2013-11-18
It’s over two weeks into this year’s National Novel Writing Month, and writers all over the world are battling to keep up with the 1,333 words a day average that NaNoWriMo demands. Our local Brighton writers have shared their experiences and photos of the last week of writing with us – enjoy!
published on 2013-09-11
Publishing events can be fun, friendly, and informative, and are a great way to keep up to speed with the latest developments and grow your network. Check out the list below to find out which events the CompletelyNovel team will be attending over the next weeks and months, and why not come along and say hello!