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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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  • A new 'Hero' in Town for Graphic Novels by Heidi Polk

    A new 'Hero' in Town for Graphic Novels by Heidi Polk

    published on 2009-05-27

    Heidi Polk explores Self Made Hero, a London-based publishing firm that specializes in graphic novel adaptations of classic literary works.

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  •  by Amy Feldman

    by Amy Feldman

    published on 2009-05-27

    The Richard & Judy show will come to an end on 3rd July, leaving a number of people in the publishing industry anxious to find out what might take its place. Whether the rest of the show is your cup of tea or not, there’s no denying that the ‘R & J Book Club’ has done wonders for alerting readers to books they might not otherwise come across on the bestseller lists. So… what’s following in their wake? Amy Feldman considers.

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  •  by Anna Lewis

    by Anna Lewis

    published on 2009-05-13

    Anna and George from CompletelyNovel.com take a trip to the Orange Prize Readers’ Day in Birmingham to see a host of fabulous female writers talking about their books with over 500 readers from the West Midlands. The event was put on by the Birmingham Book Festival, the Reading Agency and the West Midlands Readers’ Network and the discussions were chaired by Kate Mosse , the honorary director of the Orange Prize for Fiction.

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  •  by Anna Lewis

    by Anna Lewis

    published on 2009-04-24

    CompletelyNovel caught up with David Manners, whose book, In the Shadow of Crows is being launched by Reportage Press on 28th April at Daunt Books…and CompletelyNovel members are invited! David gives us an insight into his journey from day-dreaming about seeing his name on the shelves of WH Smith’s, to writing his book and getting it published.

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  •  by Oliver Brooks

    by Oliver Brooks

    published on 2009-04-23

    We’ve linked CompletelyNovel to twitter. Add your twitter account and start tweeting what you’re reading and discussing. This is a great way for writers to get the word out about their book. Get everyone you know to join, add a twitter account and talk about your book and everyone will know about it! Happy tweeting!

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  •  by Oliver Brooks

    by Oliver Brooks

    published on 2009-04-16

    Everyone is all over twitter so now you can do the same inside CompletelyNovel. Following something is a great way to keep up to date with everything you’re interested in. To follow something just go to the page you want to receive news about and click ‘start following’ at the top. You can manage your follows by clicking ‘edit profile’ and then click the ‘follows’ tab.

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