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  •  by Anna Lewis

    by Anna Lewis

    published on 2009-03-17

    CompletelyNovel will be presenting a demo for the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), showing them how libraries and other organisations focused on books and reading can use CompletelyNovel to offer readers a whole new dimension to their book experience. You don’t have to be a librarian to come along! If you would like to find out more about how you can use CompletelyNovel to enhance reading in your community or organisation then read on…

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  •  by Anna Lewis

    by Anna Lewis

    published on 2009-03-13

    Kiera Dickinson uses CompletelyNovel.com to launch her book ‘Umm and Ah and the Problem with Chlorine: An Anthology for Fish’. Here’s how she did it! You can find out more about Keira and her book here on CompletelyNovel. (Note: may be worth clicking through to YouTube to see on a bigger screen!)

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  • From our own Correspondent by Kat Matfield

    From our own Correspondent by Kat Matfield

    published on 2009-03-12

    Committed to reportage in its widest sense, Reportage Press aims to bring readers the kind of stories that lie behind the headlines or don’t even make it into the papers. Run by freelance journalists, this ambitious independent publisher is proving that the public has appetite for big ideas and international views. CompletelyNovel gets the scoop with founder Rosie Whitehouse.

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  • Writing wrongs: International Women's Day by Liz Lockhart

    Writing wrongs: International Women's Day by Liz Lockhart

    published on 2009-03-11

    Liz Sowden explores some of the ways in which International Women’s Day is celebrated in the literary sphere and asks what the event means to women writers worldwide.

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  •  by Heidi Polk

    by Heidi Polk

    published on 2009-03-02

    The last few years have seen a surge in the number of films based on comic books and graphic novels. It’s clearly not just traditional literature that can have a lasting impact. Heidi Polk takes a look at the history of this rich literary genre and shares some thoughts about the upcoming film adaptation of Watchmen.

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  •  by Izzie Kaufeler

    by Izzie Kaufeler

    published on 2009-03-02

    The Reader starring Kate Winslet and Ralph Fiennes has taken the box office and awards ceremonies by storm, but has anyone actually read the book on which it is based? In the UK, at least, the chances are relatively slim. The Reader is based on, horror of horrors, a German language book, Der Vorleser by Bernhard Schlink. We Brits aren

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  • Giving the Gaiman away by Kat Matfield

    Giving the Gaiman away by Kat Matfield

    published on 2008-12-16

    As one of our best rated authors, it’s clear a lot of CompletelyNovellers already know about Neil Gaiman and his dark, funny, intelligent modern fairytales. For those of you that haven’t encountered him, there are plenty of opportunities to sample some of Gaiman’s work online – which is one of the interesting things about Neil Gaiman that we think are particularly pertinent for readers and writers at CompletelyNovel.

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  • Self-published successes: Pauline Rowson by Book Badger

    Self-published successes: Pauline Rowson by Book Badger

    published on 2008-11-25

    Pauline Rowson has wanted to be a writer since she was eleven years old. Now, she is the owner of her own publishing company and the author of three marine mystery crime novels and two thrillers. Pauline’s background in marketing has been a great benefit in spreading the word about her books. She offers some tips on what worked for her when it came to building her books into a business.

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  • Self-published successes: Polly Courtney by Book Badger

    Self-published successes: Polly Courtney by Book Badger

    published on 2008-10-27

    As an investment banker turned writer, Polly Courtney is way ahead of all those current City workers pondering if their memoirs could supplement the lesser bonuses they will be receiving this year. In 2006 Polly wrote Golden Handcuffs, a novel based on her experience of the city. She then decided to take the plunge and self- publish both Golden Handcuffs and her second novel, Poles Apart. Now, with a three-book deal with HarperCollins under her belt Polly talks about her journey to the editor’s desk and why she thinks the publishing industry is in need of a service like CompletelyNovel.

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