Discussion: Wed Jan 08 11:02:20 +0000 2014
It’s social media month! To celebrate this and the launch of the new edition of Jon Reed’s ‘Get Up to Speed with Online Marketing’, we’re running a 7 day book giveaway starting on Friday 6th December.
general: Wed Aug 28 18:25:56 +0100 2013
Dear Completely Novel,
I believe that some of the CN guidance information indicates that a minimum of 56 pages are required for publishing paperbacks.
However, the “book creator” asks for 18…
Question: Wed Aug 07 10:27:05 +0100 2013
Hello Anna & all,
I’ve ordered my proof copy, it looks pretty good. But particularly the back has come out grey rather than black – it also looks grey when I look at the version downloaded fro…
Discussion: Tue Jul 23 16:12:15 +0100 2013
In the second instalment of Jay Merill’s Editorial Surgery she responds to an important question raised by John Nicholson – when is the right time to seek professional editorial help wth your manus…
Discussion: Tue Jul 16 17:40:36 +0100 2013
On Monday 15 July we attended the 2013 Sony Young Movellist Awards, held in Kings Place in London.
There were ten incredibly talented writers between the ages of 14 and 19 who had made it to the f…
Discussion: Sat Jul 06 00:19:09 +0100 2013
Story sharing site Movellas has teamed up with Polly Courtney and Completely Novel to come up with a very interesting challenge for writers.
The competition is inspired by Polly Courtney’s lat…
Discussion: Sun Jun 23 18:33:01 +0100 2013
Author Jay Merill reports for Completely Novel on the Children’s Book Circle event on Self Publishing which took on 18th June 2013 at Penguin Offices.
The Children’s Book Circle panel event, _…
Discussion: Fri Jun 21 16:42:19 +0100 2013
It’s pretty rare to find an author who started off self-publishing, landed a multi-book deal with a big publisher, and then decided to go back to doing it herself… but that’s exactly what Polly C…
Question: Wed Jun 19 19:25:11 +0100 2013
which exact version of PDF is the coverter compatible with exporting from indesign, so would prefer to know which export method to use the converter seems to balk at everything I upload ?
Discussion: Sat Jun 15 16:56:32 +0100 2013
On 3rd October 2013, National Poetry Day, London will have its first ever Young Poet Laureate. Spread the Word is leading this amazing opportunity for six young poets, aged 18-25, to take part in a…
Question: Sun May 12 12:57:08 +0100 2013
I notice that new book must up made available to various libraries, is that something CN does or do we, the author have to do it.
(Whoever said self publishing is an easy option needs their…
Question: Thu Apr 04 15:09:14 +0100 2013
I have been working hard on my first book, Like many of you reading this, learning the ropes so to speak.
I was wondering; is it was possible to publish just the first couple of chapters of…
Discussion: Sun Mar 31 22:38:36 +0100 2013
Most of us have probably spent at least an evening or two (likely with a few beers) disussing the kind of bar we would set up if we had the chance. However, it’s not many who actually put their pla…
Discussion: Thu Mar 07 10:39:22 +0000 2013
Some of the nations favourite books have been those that weave historical events and characters into a narrative which goes beyond that which academics can truly verify, but seem to capture the tru…
general: Sun Feb 24 11:27:25 +0000 2013
I found a spelling mistake in my book, which I’d like to change.
And also need to add something to the back cover.
Not too sure how to do this.
Slightly confused by revision and ed…