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  •  by Laura Wake

    by Laura Wake

    published on 2009-08-14

    If you don’t know your Orange prize from your Orwell Prize, help is at hand. XXX explores the top literary prizes for fiction, non-fiction and children’s books, and asks how important book prizes really are.

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  •  by Anna Lewis

    by Anna Lewis

    published on 2009-08-03

    It’s a Twinterview with NJ Cooper, the author of No Escape and many other fantastic works of crime fiction! We hear about what drives N.J. Cooper to write about the criminal underworld, what it’s like to spend a night in a prison, and why a healthy liver is an essential item if you are heading to a writer’s festival.

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  •  by Ben Fowler

    by Ben Fowler

    published on 2009-07-30

    For connoisseurs of crime, there is only one unmissable summer event: the Theakstons Old Peculier Harrogate Crime Writing Festival. Ben Fowler reports on four days of shifty suspects, hard-nosed cops, fiendish mysteries, denouements in the library and other gory endings.

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  •  by Ben Fowler

    by Ben Fowler

    published on 2009-07-22

    On Saturday 4th July, London-based literature organisation Spread The Word and independent bookshop, Foyles hosted

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  •  by Anna Lewis

    by Anna Lewis

    published on 2009-07-21

    The former senior adviser to the late Yasser Arafat, Bassam Abu Sharif, launched his book Arafat and the Dream of Palestine at Al Saqi Books in London. CompletelyNovel were there with a camera and talked later to Bassam Abu Sharif. In this video he talks about the messages in the book and his hopes for the future of Palestine. This book is a first-hand account of the inner-workings of Arafat’s regime, the PLO, Fatah and the relationship that allowed Abu Sharif to encourage important strides toward peace.

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  • CompletelyNovel.com finalists in competition to find the UK's most innovative small business by Anna Lewis

    CompletelyNovel.com finalists in competition to find the UK's most innovative small business by Anna Lewis

    published on 2009-07-08

    CompletelyNovel.com has reached the London heat of The Pitch 2009 taking place on Tuesday 16th July. The Pitch 2009 is a competition which ‘promises to offer a real taste of how resourceful UK entrepreneurs are reacting to current economic conditions, bucking the downturn with innovation and creativity.’

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  •  by Oliver Brooks

    by Oliver Brooks

    published on 2009-06-26

    Check out the competitions (Community > Competitions). You can vote for your favourite audio books of 2009 right now. Expect to see some book giveaways and lots more book goodies to win soon.

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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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