published on 2010-12-07
Just wanted to write a quick note to say that we are aware that a few people from the US have been having difficulty paying for books with their credit cards. I wanted to let you know that we have contacted PayPal about the issue and hope that they will help us resolve it very soon. In the meantime, it is still possible to pay for books on CompletelyNovel. You can either try and pay using your PayPal account, or if you prefer you can contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org We apologise for any inconvenience and hope to have this sorted as soon as possible!
published on 2010-12-03
Last night I braved the chilly winds and icy pavements to get to the BookMachine Meetup – it’s a London-based drinks social for folks in the publishing industry. Last night the venue was The Albany near to Great Portland Street station. It only took a little bit of wandering round until I saw people who looked like they might be publishing types (you can kind of spot them) and joined the group.
published on 2010-12-02
We always like to partner up with other organisations in the writing and publishing space, and there are a few recent projects that we’d like to share with you.
published on 2010-12-01
There’s nothing quite like giving someone a present which has been made especially for them. That’s why we have created our range of Personalized Books …so you can create the perfect gift for a book fan.
published on 2010-12-01
Your novel is just the beginning… So you’ve reached the end of the 50,000 word challenge! Perhaps now you’re contemplating how it will feel to stretch pout those atrophied limbs and return to the real world. Well not so fast! Don’t let that hard work be put to one side too soon. We have a “competition”::/competitions/nanowrimo for you.
published on 2010-10-26
CompletelyNovel will be hosting a workshop on self-publishing as part of the Amplified Author Conference at the all new Unlibrary in Horney. The conference will take place on Tuesday 23rd November at Hornsey Library, London N8. Tickets are free, and there are a few left… so get in quick!
published on 2010-10-07
When studying law I was once told that a law degree was for English students with no imagination. I was a little insulted, although the fact that this was said to me by a Geography student meant that at least I had plenty of colouring pencil related jibes to retaliate with. It was therefore reassuring to talk to Louise Soraya Black, former lawyer and author of Pomegranate Sky, the winner of the 2009 Virginia Prize. Louise has been a lawyer in the city for a number of years but has always had a passion for creative writing. Pomegranate Sky has been six years in the making and has just been published by Aurora Metro Press. I really enjoyed reading the book and wanted to know more about Louise’s journey, and any tips she might have for writers on CompletelyNovel (as well as any frustrated lawyers out there!)
published on 2010-09-21
Hi there, Just a quick blog post to say that you may have noticed that some bits of information in your news feed, and possibly a few other things that you may have changed in the last week may have gone missing from CompletelyNovel. We were updating the website but unfortunately there was a bug in a part of the software we were using which affected some of the most recent activity on the website. We’ve been working hard to try and restore it all, but unfortunately some of the news items from the last week have gone. Apologies for that. The good news, however, it that the actual activity such as discussion posts should still be there (although the updates about them in the news feed may be missing). Also, your book projects, orders and publishing plans were not affected. If there’s anything that you find missing that you really need, then please let me know via the contact form and we will try and find it for you. Sorry for any inconvenience.
published on 2010-09-17
I recently dropped an email to a few bloggers who write about publishing to let them know about some of the developments that have been happening on CompletelyNovel recently. One of the bloggers, Tom Evans, who also happens to be a writer himself, got particularly excited about the service and, after trying it out, he wrote this blog post. It raises some really interesting points, so with his permission I’ve reproduced it here – you can see the original article on the Bookwright website.
published on 2010-09-13
In July, publisher Elliott & Thompson launched their competition to give one unpublished writer the chance to be published alongside some of Britain’s greatest nature writers. The winner and the shortlist have now been announced!
Pleased to hear that they have come back now!
Thanks for the update, have seen it’s back already.
I believe fiction should be free. After all, thats how it all started with out ancestors sitting …
Even if they are terrible.