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  • 5 Procrastination-Busting Tips For Authors by Adriana Bielkova

    5 Procrastination-Busting Tips For Authors by Adriana Bielkova

    published on 2014-09-19

    Is your book slowly turning into a neverending project? You have reorganised your desk, looked for inspirational quotes to get you into the writing mood, and scrolled down your Facebook feed only to realise several hours later that you haven’t written a word. Procrastination bothers even the most organised authors. Don’t give in to its dark powers. Read our tips for effective time management and your books will be finished in no time!

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  • Changes to the CompletelyNovel Home page by Sarah Juckes

    Changes to the CompletelyNovel Home page by Sarah Juckes

    published on 2014-09-15

    This morning, we updated the look of the CompletelyNovel Home page to make it easier for readers and writers to find out who we are, and what we do. Below is a list of the changes that have been made and a little bit about why we made them.

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  • Five things authors can learn from User Experience (UX) by Sarah Juckes

    Five things authors can learn from User Experience (UX) by Sarah Juckes

    published on 2014-09-10

    What do all successful book marketing campaigns have in common? They are all carefully targeted at specific groups of readers. But how do you go about doing this? To find out, we asked an expert in User Experience (UX) for her top tips and then connected these to book marketing practices.

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  • CompletelyNovel at upcoming events this autumn by Adriana Bielkova

    CompletelyNovel at upcoming events this autumn by Adriana Bielkova

    published on 2014-09-10

    Although CompletelyNovel is an online platform, the team behind it also attend and speak at events to make sure our advice section is kept up-to-date, source new and exciting opportunities for authors, and to generally spread the word about everything CompletelyNovel. Here’s an overview of the talks, conferences and networking events we’re participating in this autumn. Hope to see you there!

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  • How to pitch your book to a journalist  by Sarah Juckes

    How to pitch your book to a journalist by Sarah Juckes

    published on 2014-09-09

    Getting your book reviewed by the press will probably be at the top of your marketing schedule. But with such fierce competition, it’s important to make sure that your pitch is as awesome as it can possibly be. To help you craft the perfect pitch, we’ve asked top journalists and book bloggers for their dos and don’t on pitching your book to press.

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  • Publishing Deconstructed at Brighton Digital Festival  by Sarah Juckes

    Publishing Deconstructed at Brighton Digital Festival by Sarah Juckes

    published on 2014-09-01

    As part of Brighton’s Digital Festival this September, we’ve broken down the stages of book publishing to join writers with local experts for a series of pop-up talks and networking. Below, we explain more about the event and give those of you who aren’t local to Brighton a sneak preview on what will be on offer at the event

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  • 6 Great Apps to Help You Write by Adriana Bielkova

    6 Great Apps to Help You Write by Adriana Bielkova

    published on 2014-08-28

    How do you write? Are you a pen & paper person? Or are you a jot-down-ideas-on-your-phone writer? For those of you on the lookout for nifty bits of tech to help you with everything from planning to writing the novel, here’s some useful apps we have tried and tested with authors in mind.

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  • Contribute to CompletelyNovel’s Ultimate Writing Playlist by Adriana Bielkova

    Contribute to CompletelyNovel’s Ultimate Writing Playlist by Adriana Bielkova

    published on 2014-08-27

    What are your favourite songs to write to? Here at CompletelyNovel, we love listening to music whilst we write, whether it’s a blog post (like this one!) or a short story. We want to create the ultimate writing playlist, including songs for every genre, every scene and every character. Here’s how you can get involved.

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  • 'Why I self-published', by CompletelyNovel author, Tony Robinson OBE by Sarah Juckes

    'Why I self-published', by CompletelyNovel author, Tony Robinson OBE by Sarah Juckes

    published on 2014-08-27

    Publishing is changing, and more and more authors are now choosing to self-publish their books over traditional publishing. To find out why, we asked a CompletelyNovel author who has done just that to tell us more about his path to publication. Tony Robinson OBE is an award-winning entrepreneur who was awarded an OBE for services to small firms and training with his company, Enterprise Rockers. His book, ‘Freedom From Bosses Forever’, was published using CompletelyNovel last month.

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  • Supporting independent authors at the Indie Author Fair 2014 by Sarah Juckes

    Supporting independent authors at the Indie Author Fair 2014 by Sarah Juckes

    published on 2014-08-20

    Ahead of the Indie Author Fair that is taking place as part of the Chorleywood Literary Festival this November, we caught up with the organisers to find out how readers can support independent authors at the fair, and why you definitely should

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