published on 2012-09-23
Many describe the writing process as a journey, but Susie Wheeldon’s story took her quite literally 13,500 miles around the globe…on a bike! She set off on the journey with her friend to promote solar power. Susie gives her six tips on marketing, and how she got people to sit up and take notice when she published a book about her adventures.
published on 2012-05-28
BookMachine asked CompletelyNovel’s Anna to write something for their blog about self-publishing. These are some of her thoughts on how to produce a professional product and minimise the stress levels as you self-publish.
published on 2012-05-08
Last year I was awarded a Shuttleworth Foundation Flash Grant with the aim of making CompletelyNovel more accessibile to younger people. Here’s what came out of it!
published on 2012-05-05
This summer we want to give new writers an extra boost to promote themselves and their writing on our website. We are publishing a series of articles to answer the question: Is 2012 the golden age to be a writer?(…or is economic meltdown stifling creativity?) Bearing this theme in mind, we’d like to know if you have any innovative approaches to writing, any strong opinions on the writing or publishing business, or valuable wisdom regarding the tools and techniques you use.
published on 2012-04-05
Flash Fiction Day are publishing their anthology with CompletelyNovel and you have until midnight on 10 April to submit your entry.
published on 2012-03-28
Starting a blog can come with all the potential pitfalls of starting a diary or signing up to the gym: you begin the year with the best of intentions, but then you lapse and wonder how you’re going to keep it up. Being clear on your aim, and thinking about your author brand are just two of the things that can make all the difference when it comes to blossoming as a blogger.
published on 2012-02-05
Whether you have been published by a publishing house or are a self-published writer, the person who most wants to get your book out there is YOU. Large publishers are not the marketing and publicity machines that their authors may hope them to be – their expertise lies in producing the book and they generally don’t have large amounts of resources to promote it. If you want your book to sell, you need to be the person to make it happen.
published on 2012-01-24
If you have ever struggled with formatting your manuscript in MS Word before, here are a few things that should make life a little easier and ensure your manuscript looks professional before you self-publish.
published on 2012-01-24
Anthologies are a great way to collate and produce a lasting memory of a collection of work. We’ve made it as simple as possible for you to use CompletelyNovel to self-publish work by students, your writers’ group, competition winners, or a group of essays on a theme.
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