published on 2008-12-15
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published on 2008-12-09
The rise of Twitter has led to new ways for authors to connect with readers and all sorts of other literary possibilities, from tweeted novels to found poetry. Kat Matfield offers a beginners guide to TwitLit.
published on 2008-12-08
Early next year, Blackwell’s will become the first UK bookshop to introduce the Espresso Book Machine to shoppers. About the size of a photocopier, the EBM can print a library quality paperback in about three minutes, for around a penny a page.
published on 2008-12-05
From early ambitions of being a Blue Peter presenter, Amy Jackson moved on to the world of academic publishing. Now an Assistant Editor at Oxford University Press, Amy offers her advice for success in publishing, whether working with other people’s books or writing your own, and suggests how CompletelyNovel can help the whole industry.
published on 2008-11-27
1. Create your book on CompletelyNovel 2. Get Heat points 3. The book with the most Heat points by 6th January will win a copy of Bill Bryson’s Dictionary for Writers and Editors courtesy of Random House!
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.
published on 2008-11-12
When we tell people that they can publish their work for free on CompletelyNovel and keep 100% of the royalties, they often think it’s too good to be true. CompletelyNovel has taken a new and different approach to the book publishing industry, based on an alternative business model. This means we don
published on 2008-11-12
Winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize and recently long-listed for the 2009 World Book Day Campaign, Books to Talk About, Sade Adeniran has had an admirable start to her writing career. Even more impressive when you find out that her debut novel ‘Imagine This’ was self-published. Sade tells us why she believes that just because you get a rejection letter, it doesn’t mean your work isn’t good, it just means it hasn’t found the right home.
published on 2008-10-28
Go to ‘Profile’ then click ‘Edit your Profile’ below your profile picture. You can then choose one of our specially designed avatars to represent you on the website. Courtesy of Natalia Aldana, these CompletelyNovellors (as we like to affectionately call them) can be alternatives to uploading a photo of yourself. Enjoy!
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.
I think twitter is a great way to get people involved with what you are doing. I like the bite s…
I didn’t know this even existed until reading this, thanks for letting me know, it sounds really …
I agree – I’m curious to see what one looks like and how it works. Perfect for those hard to obt…
I feel the same, I can’t wait to see one!