The team behind CompletelyNovel have simplified the publishing process by creating new online publishing tools, so that you can achieve professional results for your book for a low price.
On this page we offer a step by step guide to the CompletelyNovel POD publishing process, so that you can decide if it is right for you.
If you’d like to know more about publishing an eBook on CompletelyNovel, please see our CN eBook advice page.
Select a publishing plan
Decide which publishing plan suits your publishing aims. Not sure which plan is for you? Take our quiz.
As well as offering a Free Plan, you can select from our Publishing Plus or Publishing Pro Plans. – which will allow you to sell your books via booksellers such as Amazon. If you’re unsure of the right plan for you, you can contact us for advice. If you change your mind you can switch plans in the future without a problem.
Click here for more details about the different publishing plans.
Create a new book project
You can start creating books from your Portfolio. You can find this by clicking on the Home tab. For each book, fill in the boxes with your title and blurb, then click to ‘Start Publishing’.
Set your printing options
Start by selecting where you want your book to be delivered to. This will help us select the right printer for you.
Then, you can choose which size you would like your book to be.
Upload your manuscript
Upload your manuscript. You can upload it as a Word document or a PDF and we will make sure that it is print-ready. Want to know how to set up your book? See our advice on formatting and typesetting, or we offer services to do it for you.
Create a cover
We make it easy to make your cover using our online Cover Creator. If you prefer, you can upload your own PDF. We offer advice on how to make your cover look professional, and we can also create one for you.
Use our CompletelyNovel Cover Creator
You can add images and text into the Cover Creator and drag them around to create the cover that you want. You can design the front, spine and back and we will make sure that it is the right size and format for the printers.
Decide on a price
On CompletelyNovel you get to decide the price of your book. You also get to keep the whole royalty (the difference between the sale price and the cost to produce the book).
Publish your book
You then have the chance to check through your manuscript, cover and book information to make sure that it looks the way you want it to. When you are happy, click ‘Publish’.
Start publishing now!
Once you have created your book, you have the opportunity to use a host of tools on CompletelyNovel to manage its distribution, promotion and sales. You can monitor the book’s performance, make changes to its bibliographic data and amend things later if you need to. Here is a quick tour of the book management section.
Manage your book’s metadata
You can alter and update the bibliographic information from the book’s individual ‘Manage’ page.
Order proof copies
Ensure your book is up to scratch. Buy proof copies at cost price to read through. You can also buy copies to share with others who are going to preview it before you make it public.
Manage your distribution
Ensure that your book is reaching everywhere that you want it to, with the correct information attached. We’ll let you keep it private until you’re ready, then you can publish it onto CompletelyNovel and other retailers. You can find out more about CompletelyNovel’s book distribution channels.
Need more help? We offer a number of services for writers to help make the publishing process easier.
Promote your book
Take advantage of access to embed codes, links and advice to promote your book across the web.
You can find loads of information on ways to promote your book on our Promotion page.
This includes advice on:
Want to have a look at how other people are doing it?
Take a look at the books being published by other authors on CompletelyNovel. If you have any questions, just let us know by filling in the Contact Us form.