CompletelyNovel offers a simple, easy and free way to make your book available for people to read and buy online and in print.
Just upload a manuscript, design a cover using our simple book cover creator, choose your price and you are good to go. We link your book directly to print-on-demand printers so anyone can come to the website, buy a copy and have it delivered with no upfront cost for you. You also get to keep 100% of the royalty.
Find out more about how to self-publish on CompletelyNovel
Publishing on CompletelyNovel offers access to a free PDF converter so you don’t need to convert your Word Document (or similar) yourself if you don’t want to. However, there are certain requirements that need to be fulfilled in order that your book is printable by the printers. At the very minimum, you will need to make sure that your page size and margins are correct.
We do offer details of how to make these changes within the manuscript upload page of the CompletelyNovel Book Creator. However, if you would like some extra help with formatting your manuscript we will do it for you.
The CompletelyNovel Formatting Service
This service will ensure the following:
- Page size is correct
- Margins are correct
Cost = £10/$15
This page offers hint and tips on how to format and typeset your book, but if you would like some extra help with the layout of the interior of your book, CompletelyNovel are happy to help you make sure that your book looks professional.
If there are a couple of elements that you would like help with, we offer a bespoke typesetting service from just £15 .
CompletelyNovel bespoke Typesetting
For example, one of our authors asked us to do the following:
- Ensure that all chapters started on a new page
- Add page numbers
Cost = £20/$30
Or, if you prefer to ensure that you cover all the bases, you can take advantage of the CompletelyNovel Typesetting Treatment.
CompletelyNovel Typesetting Treatment
- Formatting service (included for free)
- Consistency check (to ensure all fonts, styles, text sizes are the same throughout)
- Create chapter headings
- Ensure chapters start on new page
- Insert page numbers
- Justify all text
- Text size standardisation (ensure that the text is a standard size – easy to read but not too large)
- Recommendations for any other changes
Cost = £60/$90
(Plus £5/$8 per subsequent alteration.)
If you would like to take advantage of one of our formatting or typesetting offers, please fill in in the form below.
Whilst we can’t yet offer a print on demand service for hardback books, we are able to help you if you want to do a print run of at least 20 hardback books. You will need to bear in mind that the unit cost of a book is the paperback price plus £6. This is for a colour cover and grayscale interior. We will also need to set the cover up manually as it is a different size to the paperbacks, and ensure that all images are of the correct quality, so there is an additional set-up and consultation fee of £50 for this. If you wish to print hardcover books, please send an email titled ‘Hardback Enquiry’ to firstname.lastname@example.org detailing your requirements.
The CompletelyNovel publishing process includes a book cover creator, which enables you to create a cover by uploading images, inserting text and moving these around until you get your desired result. You can also take a look at our helpful advice on how to go about designing a cover for more ideas.
However, many people would like to have a little extra expert advice, so if you would like some professional cover design help, then we can help out.
We offer cover design services to match your budget, no matter how big or small.
CompletelyNovel ‘Professionalize’ service
For writers who have already chosen the images they want to use and have a basic layout in mind.
A designer will cast their eye over and make the changes necessary to make it into a professional looking cover.
This includes (but is not limited to) changing fonts, adding some technical wizardry to images, adjusting the layout.
CompletelyNovel Complete Cover Design
For writers who would like us to come up with a couple of great ideas for their book cover and then fully design the preferred one.
You will get two alternative cover design suggestions to choose from.
Once you have chosen you will be able to request up to two revisions of the design.
CompletelyNovel Delux Cover Design
For writers who want plenty of options to choose from, the opportunity to suggest a number of revisions to the design and an extra quick service.
You will have three alternatives cover design suggestions to choose from.
Once you have chosen you will be able to choose up to three revisions of the design.
Rapid turnaround guaranteed.
(Additional revisions to covers will be charged at a rate of £60/$96 per hour, in increments of 15 minutes).
If you would like to take advantage of one of our cover design offers, please fill in in the form below.
CompletelyNovel has teamed up with some highly respected and professional editors so that your book can get the benefit of some excellent editing services.
It costs £6 per thousand words. The service includes a line edit, overall appraisal of your manuscript and access to an online course giving you inside information on preparing your book for submitting to literary agents and publishers.
Please fill in the form below with the following details:
Our editors will be in touch!
If you would like to order a large number of books (over 200) to be printed at once, then please contact us and let us know – we will do our best to offer you a bulk discount. We will need to know the following information:
If your book is already uploaded to CompletelyNovel, please include a link to the book’s webpage.