The one big book launch - ensuring great books get read

Authors have now been chosen to launch their books simultaneously at one, highly-publicised event in London on June 3rd, 2015. This event showcases titles from writers publishing traditionally and independently, and will celebrate great books from emerging authors writing on the theme of Inspiring People and Places.

On this page, find out more about the event and how you can get involved.


Reserve your free ticket to the One Big Book Launch here.


The only collaborative book launch of its kind

Hundreds of thousands of books are published every year, and for the indie author or small press, it is becoming increasingly hard to get your book noticed over the masses.

So how can we ensure that good books get the attention they deserve?

At CompletelyNovel, we’re always looking for ways to provide our authors with further opportunities. Last year, we launched One Big Book Launch – an event that harnesses the power of collaboration and enables emerging authors to get the attention they deserve. The launch was a huge success and we have been inundated with calls to host another launch in 2015.

Together, we can give your book the launch it deserves and kick-start your marketing in style – however you’re published.


One Big Book Launch winners have now been announced. See here for full details.

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Join us on 3rd June

Whether you are a reader, writer, book blogger, member of the press or industry professional – tickets for the One Big Book Launch 2015 are free of charge and can be reserved via the Free Word Centre, here.

Join us and hundreds of guests from 6pm at the Free Word Centre in Farringdon on 3rd June 2015, for the most exciting event in the literature calendar. Soak up the festival atmosphere with a glass of wine, chat to the winning authors and buy signed, new releases from the newest names in literature, mingle with avid readers and listen to extracts from the ten winning books.


Tickets are limited to 200 guests and are guaranteed to sell out fast. Reserve your free ticket here. We look forward to celebrating with you!

10 winning books from 10 winning authors

We were inundated with submissions from fantastic authors publishing both traditionally and independently, and are so pleased to announce the ten authors chosen to take part in the launch on June 3rd.

The ten winners are:

Find out more about each of the winning titles, here.


Authors celebrating at One Big Book Launch 2014

Brought to you by CompletelyNovel

CompletelyNovel enables authors to create high-quality, professional print editions and publish them worldwide via retailers such as Amazon. Authors can publish up to two titles for just £7.99/$11.99 per month. Find out more, here.

Press enquiries

For press enquiries, please contact Sarah Juckes.

Click here to download a copy of the of the One Big Book Launch logo.

Click here to download the press release.


For a complimentary press ticket, please email Sarah Juckes. We would love to see you there!


One Big Book Launch – event press


One Big Book Launch – winner press

Event Organisers

CompletelyNovel is a professional publishing platform, specialising in high-quality POD self-publishing and advice for writers.

“Collaborative book launches are the future. Not only did I launch ‘The Sheriff’ but I felt like I was launching my writing career too.” – Simon Fairbanks, OBBL author 2014

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BookMachine is a forward-thinking publishing community that connects the people who make publishing happen.

Event Sponsors

Cameron Publicity & Marketing offer creative book promotion services for publishers & authors.


IPR License is the online platform on which to acquire subsidiary book rights and permissions on a global scale.


Inkflash – discover books by exploring Virtual Reality rooms & 3D interactive book trailers.


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Reach thousands of writers, readers and industry professionals by sponsoring the One Big Book Launch. Contact Sarah Juckes for more information on how you can get involved.

2014 Media Partners

Writers & Artists offer top industry advice, articles & events for writers at all stages of their careers.

“An inspiring night for all, and I felt honoured to be part of it.” – Atulya K. Bingham, author OBBL 2014.

The venue

One Big Book Launch will be held at The Free Word Centre in Farringdon, London.

As well as holding an elegant launch space, The Free Word Centre’s connection to literature, literacy and free expression make it the perfect space for this event.

Click here for a map.

Quick Facts

When? June 3rd 2015, 6pm-8.30pm

Where? The Free Word Centre, London

How much? £149 for authors to be involved, free tickets for guests/press

Who? Authors with books published after September 1st, 2014


CompletelyNovel, BookMachine and sponsors look forward to welcoming you on the evening.

Comments on One Big Book Launch 2014

“Collaborative book launches are the future. Not only did I launch ‘The Sheriff’ but I felt like I was launching my writing career too.” – Simon Fairbanks, author.



“One Big Book Launch was inspiring. It was moving to hear authors themselves reading through their own work. I was slightly in awe of the way each author took something so close to their heart; and read it to a room full of strangers – seeing their reaction to the final version. I’d like to go to more events like #OBBL.” – Laura Summers, BookMachine



“Thank you to all at the OBBL for such a wonderful and inspiring evening. Every author had something special to offer and were diverse and brilliant. Still buzzing and looking forward to the next one!” – Angie Morgan, author.