published on 2011-05-13
We asked poet and CompletelyNovel user Stephen Page to talk about his recent award from New Writing South, which was his first Arts Council recognition. Here he shares a few thoughts on self-publishing, his experience in using technology when writing poetry and some innovative ways of getting his work out there. Please check out his book, 50 × 50 – Useful Poetry For Troubled Times and do let us know if you have an thoughts on these topics…
published on 2011-05-10
We’ve made a few changes to the publishing process based on the feedback we’ve had in the last 6 months. We’re half way through an update so there will be more updates coming in the next few months.
published on 2011-05-09
CompletelyNovel author and all-round site star, Bryony Allen, has had her new book OTOLI published by Pneuma Springs’AND she’s let us have a few sample pages so that you can see some of the finished result.
published on 2011-04-19
To help make publishing with CompletelyNovel easier, we’ve put together a step-by-step guide to publishing on CompletelyNovel for you to have on hand as you go through the publishing process with us.
published on 2011-03-04
CompletelyNovel will be joining top innovators from across the publishing world at “PubCamp@SXSW”:http://pubcampsxsw.com/ on Friday 11th March in Austin, Texas, a conference and networking event looking at how technology is transforming the industry.
published on 2011-03-02
We are so pleased for Alan Baker who, after being a firm friend and active community member of CompletelyNovel since our beginnings, now sees his book ‘The Martian Ambassador’ published by independent publisher Snowbooks and available to buy. Alan is no stranger to success with writing, having penned over 10 books since 1997 (fast work!), but we were thrilled to hear how much Alan felt that the CN community helped him break through with his latest sci-fi-fantasy-thriller. Here’s what he said:
published on 2011-02-01
Reminder for all you lovely lady writers out there that you have until 15th July to get your entry for the Virginia Prize, run by Aurora Metro To celebrate 20 years of success as a small independent publishing house based in Richmond-upon-Thames, Aurora Metro launched a new competition in 2009 to encourage and promote new writing by women. Now it’s time to enter this year’s comp.
published on 2011-01-06
As an author, (or indeed anyone with something to sell) you’re often wondering how you can get into the papers or magazines to promote your book. Book marketing is something that should not be overlooked by self-publishing authors. There are of course, lots of avenues of connecting with readers (through social networks, reading forums or tools such as Twitter) but sometimes the traditional route can still be very useful. Here are a couple of great ways to give journalists what they want, and get your book in the press.
Hey it’s Ed here Steven, your poems are wonderful as anyone who knows you does. I wish you all th…
Dear Edward and Gill,
I’m glad you liked Worthing Beach, I do think it is one of my better poe…
Is it possible to have a photgraph section in a CN book?
Congratulations Bryony! I’ve just received my copy from Amazon, and I’m looking forward to readin…