published on 2011-09-13
When it comes to poetry, presentation is vitally important. As well as making the book look professional and preventing any distracting inconsistencies, careful and thought-out presentation also helps to compliment the work itself. Furthermore, with poetry books, as with all published works that you plan to sell, some work and thought needs to go into making them as marketable as possible and ensuring they reach their audience. So here are our top 5 tips for self publishing poetry…..
published on 2011-08-03
A few weeks ago we published an article about Completelynovel user Shoo Rayner’s bid to be one of eight winners from the UK in the YouTube NextUp Europe Competition to find the best new channels on YouTube. And he won! Great work Shoo, and thanks for all on CN who supported him by voting.
published on 2011-08-01
We’ve upgraded the portfolio views to simplify managing your books, editions and revisions. Read on to find out about the changes in more detail.
published on 2011-07-27
CompletelyNovel has a fair few non-fiction writers who have used the site to self publish their work. In many ways, print on demand is well suited to non-fiction works. Here are a few reasons why it might suit you, examples of users who have their own books on the site and a few hints on how to maximise your success.
published on 2011-07-09
A short note to say that the publishing feeds are now back online.
published on 2011-07-08
Shoo Rayner, author of The Ginger Ninja which he self-published on CompletelyNovel got in touch to ask if we would vote for him in an upcoming competition on YouTube. We said, “of course!….so long as you do something for us too….” So Shoo has agreed to share his experience of promoting his work and building up an online audience to give other writers ideas and inspiration to explore the world of self-promotion themselves. Please don’t forget to vote for Shoo too!
published on 2011-07-01
Print-on-demand printer Lightning Source feed to Amazon has been unreliable over the last 6 weeks leading to slightly longer than expected delivery times. This is the latest from Lightning Source.
published on 2011-06-28
For the second year running CompletelyNovel has worked with creative writing champion “Arvon”: http://www.arvonfoundation.org/p1.html to produce Marginalia, an anthology of the best of the work by their Arvon Jerwood mentees.
published on 2011-07-11
Harry Sivertsen explores the dumbing down of publishing and his experiences with agents and publishers. Is western historical literature being slowly ‘dumbed down’ to pander to a market used to snappy ‘sound bites’ and not having to think as they read? This query arises from the experience of one historical author who was requested by his publisher to ‘spice up’ his works and possibly turn them into novels to make them more acceptable. This case was seen over a year ago on one of the literary agents websites.
published on 2011-06-05
CompletelyNovel’s good friend Amanda Leduc got in touch with us to share her experiences of the editing process and offer some sterling tips to keep our site users on track and motivated. We have a feeling that her honest and often-amusing account might strike a chord with quite a few writers, so please let us know what you think and if you have any of your own tips to share with the community. Don’t forget that if you feel like you need an outside perspective, you can ask people in the CompletelyNovel community to review your work and help them out too!
Some of those tips are good for the novel also.
Well done Shoo! That’s a great achievement and I’m certainly looking forward to seeing what happe…
Without creating a video how do you get the link for your book on youtube?
I thought i was all done and dusted until i saw this note today. I have been back to look k…
OK I got bored and had another go through to publishing and that seems to have done the trick. St…