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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 2013-12-16
FLASH OFFER!! We’re giving FREE typesetting (worth £50) to the the next 10 authors who subscribe to a PLUS or PRO publishing plan .
published on 2013-10-22
We’ve noticed that many CompletelyNovel authors are making use of our low-cost publishing plans and no contract tie-ins to publish their book and prove its worth to agents and traditional publishers. And why not?! Self-publishing is a great way to show agents that your book has a readership. To help, we asked Alysoun Owen, the Editor of the ‘Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook’ and the ‘Children’s Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook’ published by Bloomsbury, to give her advice to self-published authors who are on the look-out for an agent or traditional publisher. Enjoy!
published on 2013-10-29
Share your CompletelyNovel experience with us for the chance to win a Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook!
published on 2013-09-18
With years of experience writing and editing business material, Zabrina Shield, an in-house editor for a leading law firm shares her useful tips for editing business books.
published on 2013-10-10
Thanks to all the authors who entered our Book Cover of the Month Competition in September! It was great to see so many authors creating professional covers using the CompletelyNovel cover creator. We also received some great cover design tips from authors, that were too useful to keep hidden in our inbox. Below we’ve shared our favourites, including from the winner of the competition, Tom Evans.
published on 2013-11-20
Christmas is fast approaching and we know that many of our subscribers will want to order copies of books, so please make note of these order deadlines from our printers Lightning Source and CPI Anthony Rowe, to ensure your books are printed and delivered in plenty of time.
published on 2013-09-25
This month, we focused on giving advice about book cover design, and we’d like to recognise the time and effort that was put into creating the covers on CompletelyNovel.com by launching a competition to choose the CompletelyNovel Book Cover of the Month.
published on 2013-09-25
A good way to get inspiration when designing a book cover is to take a look at existing covers – you can visit a bookstore, go online, or ask friends, writers, and those in your reading groups. Pay special attention to covers that have received notable praise in your relevant genre. To get you started, the CompletelyNovel team have selected their favourite book covers and stated why each one works for them.
published on 2013-09-10
As part of the CompletelyNovel eBook month, we asked Diana Horner from eBook conversion and distribution specialists, eBook Partnership, for her advice on preparing your manuscript for eBook publishing. Here’s what she said!
published on 2014-09-16
On 5th September Anna Lewis, co-founder of CompletelyNovel.com, joined a panel of publishing entrepreneurs at the London School of Economics to talk about ‘How to become an entrepreneur in publishing’. Read her report of the event, hosted by the Society of Young Publishers.