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published on 2009-12-02
In the run-up to Christmas, Reportage Press will donate
published on 2009-12-01
I headed over to the British Library last night to do a spot of filiming for Palgrave Macmillan’s ‘Future of Work’ Event. It was an evening chaired by Adrian Furnham where we heard from Richard Donkin and other experts in the field of work, looking at what the workplace may have in store for us in the future. What changes are we seeing, and are we currently facing a watershed moment? We’ll be publishing the video in a few weeks time for you to hear more of what they had to say…but if you can’t wait, head over to the Palgrave website to check out the speakers and their books!
published on 2009-11-19
Yes – ye festive season is upon us and here at CompletelyNovel, we may have come up with a gift idea that will be a big winner for book fans. Using our links to Print-on-Demand printing, we are offering you the chance to buy personalized classic novels for your friends and family. And when we say ‘personalized’ we mean the whole works… your own photo on the front cover (incorporated into one of our special designs), a dedication on the back cover and customised character names inside the novel. It can give a fresh (and very funny) twist to a classic book that will make a fantastic present. Visit our Personalized-books page to find out more!
published on 2009-11-10
The Free Word centre recently opened its doors to the world. We attended the launch event and spoke to a number of the high profile speakers and guests asking “What does Free Word mean to you?” Located in the former Guardian Newspaper building on Farringdon Road and currently home to nine organisations, Free Word is a builiding dedicated to promoting literature, literacy and freedom of expression. Watch our video to find out more about what Free Word is all about.
published on 2009-11-09
It was one of the most iconic moments of 20th Century history: the day of the fall of the Iron Curtain. It’s one of those events with such vivid imagery that many of us will remember exactly where we were when we heard about it. But the fall of the wall is not the end of the story, as BBC’s journalist Nick Thorpe writes in his recent book published by Reportage Press. Having witnessed many of the most turbulent events in Eastern Europe, for Thorpe, the revolutions of 1989 are not yet at an end. He sees the previous cold war as having been replaced by a new cold war between the people and the state. We have five copies of Nick Thorpe’s incredibly insightful book ’89:The Unfinished Revolution: Power and Powerlessness in Estern Europe up for grabs. Head over to the 1989 competition page and let us know what you remember of the day the wall came down for a chance to win one.
published on 2009-10-16
I think I’ve just about caught up on sleep after the weekend spent creating the 24 hr Book. It took place on the weekend of 3 – 4 October, with a launch on Monday 5 October. It was a fantastic experience and lots of fun…here’s a quick rundown of the weekend’s activities.
published on 2009-10-04
Now you can view all the latest videos from the community of readers, writers and publishers all in one place. Check out the videos section by going to: www.completelynovel.com/vidoes You can add your own videos for everyone to see by creating a review with a link to a Youtube video or getting in touch and publishing your own article with a video. If you are a publisher you can add your Youtube channel to your profile to automatically update your profile.
published on 2009-09-30
Win one of 10 copies of Claire Letemendia’s The Best of Men and discuss the book live online with the author on 10th December, 7pm. It’s a gripping, brilliantly researched novel of conspiracy, passion and treason, set during the English Civil War. Read on to find a sample and see what we mean!
published on 2009-09-30
Check out our slot on the Guardian Tech Weekly podcast. I was asked by Jemima Kiss from the Guardian’s Tech team to answer some questions about CompletelyNovel a couple of months ago. It’s done in an Elevator Pitch style, complete with lift noises and everything! Was a really fun experience (especially seeing inside the new Guardian sound booths at King’s Place in King’s Cross) and although I can’t help cringing at the sound of my own voice, I recommend that you have a listen…you can also find out lots of interesting stuff about Guitar Hero and Fifa 10! Click here to check it out.