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  •  by Anna Lewis

    by Anna Lewis

    published on 2009-06-25

    We are thrilled to hear that Gary Hurlstone, who published his book The Sand Mandala on CompletelyNovel, has now got a publishing contract. He used the ratings, reviews and sales he got from CompletelyNovel to demonstrate the market for his book. Applying a healthy dose of entrepreneurial spirit to his writing has proved a great success, and we hope it will inspire other writers to do the same! Find out how Gary did it…

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  •  by Anna Lewis

    by Anna Lewis

    published on 2009-06-24

    Scott Pack, head of innovative publisher ‘The Friday Project’ and publishing blog Me And My Big Mouth talks to twins Anna and George from CompletelyNovel. Scott and the twins discuss what the Friday Project is all about and why it makes sense to give books away for free online. They also talk about how CompletelyNovel can help aspiring writers, top tips for self-publishers and just why Scott decided to give Anna a book about someone with the same name as her committing suicide. Aparrently it’s nothing personal!

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  •  by Anna Lewis

    by Anna Lewis

    published on 2009-06-18

    There are a lot of book lovers who are nuts about audio books. So The Best Audiobooks of the Year 2009 competition has teamed up with CompletelyNovel.com to find out which audiobook is the public’s favourite. The shortlist was put together by a panel of experts, including audio buyers from top retailers and audiobook reviewers. You can listen to samples of the books and vote for the one you think fits the bill of the best audio book. Vote for the best audiobook today!

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  •  by Anna Lewis

    by Anna Lewis

    published on 2009-06-09

    Want to get published? CompletelyNovel take you for a whistle-stop tour of the Writer’s Handbook Live Event. This was an event put on by Palgrave Macmillan to accompany the launch of the Writer’s Handbook 2010. We have top tips from the publishers, literary agents, authors and lecturers who spoke to aspiring writers at the event. We also found out just why events like this are so useful if you’re looking to become the next bestseller…

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  • Twinterview with Natasha Narayan by Anna Lewis

    Twinterview with Natasha Narayan by Anna Lewis

    published on 2009-06-04

    Children’s author Natasha Narayan, gets interviewed by twins Anna and George. Natasha talks about her experiences as a writer, how she got published and why she writes for children. She also talks about her most recent book The Mummy Snatcher of Memphis, which is published by “Quercus”: and is the first in her ‘Kit Salter’ series.

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  •  by Oliver Brooks

    by Oliver Brooks

    published on 2009-06-05

    Want an ISBN number for your book on CompletelyNovel. Now you can by finding your book and clicking ‘manage’. You will see some new options including adding an ISBN number. CompletelyNovel will help you register your book with the ISBN agency and add a barcode to your cover!

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  •  by Oliver Brooks

    by Oliver Brooks

    published on 2009-06-05

    Want to tell everyone about a book in person? Fancy yourself doing a rapid review? Then try a video review. Just click ‘Add video review’ in the review box and paste your YouTube video link.

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  •  by Anna Lewis

    by Anna Lewis

    published on 2009-05-29

    We have a limited number of exclusive review copies of Philippa Gregory’s new book The White Queen. It’s not out until 18th August but thanks to Simon & Schuster UK we have some copies to give out to CompletelyNovel members! We’d like those who receive a copy of the book to read the book in advance and then contribute to live discussions when the book is launched. Read on to find out how to enter.

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  •  by Anna Lewis

    by Anna Lewis

    published on 2009-05-28

    You can now see lots of samples of books, as well as read entire books online thanks to our links to Google Book Search. Just click the ‘read online’ option next to the books you are interested in.

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  •  by Anna Lewis

    by Anna Lewis

    published on 2009-05-28

    Calling all writers! We are giving away a free pair of tickets to the Writer’s Event taking place on Saturday 6th June in London, worth

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