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Have a browse of our news articles about the latest developments in the book publishing industry, handy hints on publishing your own book and updates from the CompletelyNovel team.
published on 2009-03-26
It’s never easy to deal with rejection, but Amanda Leduc, a writer, shares some thoughts on how to make it less painful. Though the ‘Marvellous Skin Thickening Cream’ her aunt gave her didn’t prevent those rejections rocking up to her door, it has let her look on her experiences and laugh (or at least try to!)
published on 2009-03-25
Anna and George, CompletelyNovel’s reviewing (and running) enthusiasts take a look at Haruki Murakami’s book ‘What I Talk About When I Talk About Running’. Dressed up for the task, they share their thoughts and suggest ways that any writers might like to go ‘beyond the book’. Have your rum at the ready!
published on 2009-03-17
CompletelyNovel will be presenting a demo for the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), showing them how libraries and other organisations focused on books and reading can use CompletelyNovel to offer readers a whole new dimension to their book experience. You don’t have to be a librarian to come along! If you would like to find out more about how you can use CompletelyNovel to enhance reading in your community or organisation then read on…
published on 2009-03-13
Kiera Dickinson uses CompletelyNovel.com to launch her book ‘Umm and Ah and the Problem with Chlorine: An Anthology for Fish’. Here’s how she did it! You can find out more about Keira and her book here on CompletelyNovel. (Note: may be worth clicking through to YouTube to see on a bigger screen!)
published on 2009-03-12
Committed to reportage in its widest sense, Reportage Press aims to bring readers the kind of stories that lie behind the headlines or don’t even make it into the papers. Run by freelance journalists, this ambitious independent publisher is proving that the public has appetite for big ideas and international views. CompletelyNovel gets the scoop with founder Rosie Whitehouse.
published on 2009-03-11
Anna from CompletelyNovel and Amy Jackson, Editor, rapidly review the book ‘Then We Came to The End’ by Joshua Ferris. A book set in an advertising agency where lay-offs are taking place left, right and centre (very poignant for our times!), it has a very interesting and insightful take on office life. Of course, we also suggest ways you can take your enjoyment of the book further – this time by following one of the character’s examples and creating a stir at the office!
published on 2009-03-11
Liz Sowden explores some of the ways in which International Women’s Day is celebrated in the literary sphere and asks what the event means to women writers worldwide.