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published on 2015-10-23
Readers voted in hoards for their favourite indie book cover. The results are in and we are pleased to announce the winning ‘Lord of the Book Covers’, as well as the four covers who came very close indeed.
published on 2015-10-12
Looking for an editor, but not sure what kind of edit your book needs? In this edition of CN’s Expert Tips, editor Sarah Nisbet explains the key differences between copy editing and proofreading, so you can choose the right one for your book.
published on 2015-10-08
Short story writing is a special kind of skill. You have to engage your reader and get them invested in your characters – all in under 4,000 words. Here are eight awesome resources that will help you master the art of the short story, so you can go on to win competition after competition.
published on 2015-09-29
In the first of our ‘Expert Tips’ fortnightly series, we’ve asked eBook Cover Expert, Matt Nieblas to share three Photoshop tools he couldn’t live without. If you’re planning on using Photoshop to create a book cover and have experience in using the programme, then these tools are definitely ones to try.
published on 2015-09-29
Those of you who follow publishing news might have seen a lot of talk recently on how traditional publishers should make more of an effort to sell books directly to readers. Independent authors however, are in a brilliant position to be able to do this right now. As an author, you can take your print books with you on the road, engaging directly with readers and, hopefully, sell a few copies along the way. So what’s the best way to approach face-to-face marketing? To find out, we asked three CompletelyNovel authors to share their secrets.
published on 2015-09-22
We’ve whittled down hundreds of entries to just 20 awesome, indie book covers – and now it’s over to you. Vote for your favourite book cover and help crown it the Lord of the Book Covers.
published on 2015-09-16
Anyone who has done a book event will know the benefits of displaying a physical book. The same goes for your online marketing – whether it’s on your website, social media, in a newsletter or on your business cards – displaying your book in 3D can really bring your eye-catching cover to life.
published on 2015-09-15
As the nights get shorter and the weather gets chillier, what better time to stay indoors and get writing? In our final round-up of competitions of the year, we’ve got something for everyone – writers of poetry, short stories and novels for all age groups. So fire up your imagination, warm up your laptop, and get those fingers flying over the keys!
published on 2015-09-03
September is the start of the new (school) year and an ideal time to renew your writing resolutions. Want to finally get that novel finished and published in time for Christmas? Now’s the time to get going! To get you excited about settling back down at your desk, we’ve gathered together some of the best back-to-school stationery around. Because why should kids have all the fun?
published on 2015-09-02
It’s one of our all-time most popular questions on CompletelyNovel – ‘what retail price is best for my book?’ And it’s a good question to ask – too high and you risk putting readers off. Too low, and you could end up devaluing your book. So, how can you ensure you’re pricing your book in that retail ‘sweet spot’? Here are some of the key things you need to think about.