published on 2012-01-23
As an author your instincts may often be to hole up with your laptop in a den of coffee, piles of paper, chocolate hobnobs and chewing gum until your book is finished. But networking to build your audience and promote your book is likely to give you a much greater chance at success once the book is published. We decided to put together a brief beginner’s guide to networking for the shyest and most uncomfortable out there.
published on 2012-01-18
Sorry about the cheap pun folks but couldn’t resist! Publisher Wiley-Blackwell are calling on Charles Dickens’ enthusiasts to submit a short video on the topic of what Dickens means to them as part of the celebrations to mark the bicentenary of Dickens’ birth.
published on 2012-01-18
I love it when a plan comes together, and at CompletelyNovel our plan to better match our publisher plans to the needs of our members is coming together nicely. CompletelyNovel publishing systems are going to be upgraded over the next month. We aim to make publishing more simple and tailor the publishing plans to our members requirements.
published on 2011-12-06
Hi everyone, Some orders have been delayed recently – a side effect of the volume going through at this time of year. I’ve been chasing every order this morning checking it’s status. As of yesterday all the delayed orders were marked as in production. New orders are also running through on time again. Production takes a day which means all pending orders should be sent out today or tomorrow. You will receive a notification as per usual when they are dispatched. I’m keeping an eye on things and will post updates as things develop. All the best, Oli
published on 2011-12-02
It’s time to get cracking if you’re planning to give your self-published books as gifts this Christmas. Why not publish a special edition of your novel or poetry to share with family and friends for this Christmas, give a friend your non-fiction guide to life or put those family memoirs that you’ve been meaning to share in print?
published on 2011-11-22
CompletelyNovel’s Anna and Oli are thrilled to be joining the debate at City University London and BookMachine’s conference Publishing Now: The Golden Age of Innovation, being held in London on the 2nd and 3rd of December. As a self-publishing author, it’s always a good plan to stay on top of the latest developments in the industry to figure out where you can fit in. So why not put off the Christmas shopping for a bit longer and head along? Read on to find out more….
published on 2011-10-25
So you’ve finished your book and you’re ready to present it to the world. Now how do you make sure the world will notice?
published on 2011-11-08
Diaries, notebooks, musings and memoirs – a lot of us have collections of writings of our own or passed on to us which, for the most part, sit in a box in the attic under piles of papers and only get noticed during clean-outs or when moving house. “I must do something with that – it’s such a shame to keep it up there gathering dust”, we say, but we’re not quite sure what exactly it is that we should do…and so we promptly forget about it for another few years. Well, self-publishing may well be an easy and affordable way to turn those writings into a lasting memory to share with family, friends, your local community…whoever you like!
published on 2011-10-09
_“I did start to feel a little overwhelmed. In fact, by the end of those 24 hrs I think I was so wired in I may actually have been operating Twitter through telepathy.”_ That was "Anna Lewis’":/people/anna-lewis slightly frazzled post-op analysis of the last 24 hour book. This was project run 2 years ago by CompletelyNovel with the "Society of Young Publishers,":http://www.thesyp.org.uk/ "Spread the Word":http://www.spreadtheword.org.uk/ and "If:Book,":http://bookfutures.blogspot.com/ which saw a team of writers and editors pushing the boundaries of technological collaboration to their limits to produce a novel in just 24 hours. "Read more about it":/publishing-news/the-24hr-bookive-just-about-recovered and "watch a short film here.":/publishing-news/film-24-hour-book-project
published on 2011-09-21
A lot of people talk about Twitter and plenty of people use it (over 200 million!), but for the uninitiated it might seem like just another time-wasting distraction from your writing that you probably don’t need. Well, it might be…(everything requires a degree of self-discipline!) but it can also be pretty useful for writers too. Here are some thoughts on why it might be worth a try and some ideas to help you get the most out of it.
Great post! I’m doing most of the online networking, but it’s good to have someone else’s take on…
I always go into a networking situation with the intention of discovering and meeting interesting…
Yes, exactly. It’s about building a relationship, which engenders trust as well as potential inte…
Helpful article for the uninitiated, like me!
Can’t send in a video, haven’t got a webcam. I find Dickens’ work a great source of information f…