published on 2010-07-28
The price of a book is different for a paperback, hardback or eBook. However the factors which influence that price are becoming increasingly hazy. I’m going to discuss where the value of a book is derived from and how technologies might change the pricing models of the future.
published on 2010-07-26
In the third instalment in our Elevator Pitch series, we took to the elevator with writer Katherine Dixson who has published A Year of Living Musically on CompletelyNovel. The idea is you have just a couple of minutes to get over the essentials of your book and sell it to the publisher standing in the elevator next to you. Let’s see how Katherine gets on!
published on 2010-07-22
Our SSL certificate is being upgraded to 2048bit encryption between 22-24 July 2010. This will cause security warnings in modern browsers. The website is still secure however the security cannot be verified by the security authorities during the upgrade so you will receive warnings when trying to access secure (https) sections of the site.
published on 2010-07-19
Like Bees To Honey is my third novel with HarperCollins imprint The Friday Project. That’s three novels with a real life, flesh and blood publisher. Yet, even with three books listed on Amazon and sitting on bookshelves; I still feel this is not enough. I am not saying that I am ungrateful. In fact, not a day goes by when I am not amazed at my good fortune at being published. What I mean is that ‘just’ having a publisher or ‘just’ having a book published is no longer enough to build a writing career. In bygone years, I am sure writers could secure a book deal and then sit back and wait for fame and fortune to come their way. But those days are long gone and I have quickly discovered that building an audience and attracting potential readers is a joint effort between the publisher and the writer.
published on 2010-07-13
Do you know that Facebook plan to reach half a billion of members by 2012? Are you using it? We thought at CompletelyNovel that you should be completely Facebook, that’s why we are integrating it everywhere it makes sense on your favorite website. Check out the ways you can use Facebook on CompletelyNovel!
published on 2010-07-07
“There’s a guy at work with a mug that says ‘If you fail to plan, you plan to fail’. I’m trying to wean myself off coffee-cup life-management, but I like that one. I think it’s particularly pertinent to fiction writing.” Adam Marek, prize-winning short story writer and novelist pits meticulous planning against improvisation when it comes to the writing process. He’s learned the hard way…so you don’t have to!
published on 2010-07-06
In the second instalment in our Elevator Pitch series, we took to the elevator with writer Richard Denning who has published The Last Seal as well as a number of other books on CompletelyNovel. The idea is that you have just a couple of minutes to get over the essentials of your book and sell it to the publisher standing in the elevator next to you. Let’s see how Richard gets on!
published on 2010-06-30
A number of CompletelyNovel writers featured in my recent article for Publishing Industry newsblog ‘Publishing Perspectives’. It’s called The Rise of the Author-Entrepreneur The article is all about ways that authors (and in particular, the self-publishing authors on CompletelyNovel) are becoming more entrepreneurial in terms of the way they go about marketing, selling and building an audience for their book. This is great news for the publishing industry as it helps ensure that books get seen and heard amongst all the other noise that is going on out there, and that there is increasing innovation in the publishing industry.
published on 2010-06-28
Take your place amongst the greatest nature writers of all time! We are absolutely delighted that CompletelNovel has been chosen to host an brand new writing competition for unpublished authors being run by The Wildlife Trusts independent publisher Elliott & Thompson and Foyles Bookshop The winner will see their entry published in Nature Tales: Encounters with Britain’s Wildlife, a beautiful anthology of British nature writing which Elliott and Thompson will publish later this year in partnership with The Wildlife Trusts. From Gilbert White to Charles Darwin, from Robert Macfarlane to Kathleen Jamie, the book features some of the greatest nature writers of all time.
Glad to be of assistance, it’s just my thoughts on the matter. Interestingly enough the largest m…
This is an interesting article Oli. In terms of CN and Ebooks where are we in terms of allowing a…
We’ve got pdf eBook sales which should be coming out of beta this month. This means most e…
Thanks for the update Oli. Will the pdf book option enable automatically for any book published u…
That’s great to hear – thanks for letting us know. Hope the word spreads!