On CompletelyNovel we offer you the best online publishing tools so that you can achieve professional results for your book. We offer a painless publishing process which does not require that you have specialist design or technical skills. You don’t need to download any software or pay upfront to start publishing on CompletelyNovel.
On this page we offer a step by step guide to the CompletelyNovel publishing process so that you can decide if it is right for you.
Select a publishing plan
Decide which publishing plan you would like to choose. As well as offering a Free Plan, you can select from our Publishing Plus or Publishing Pro Plans. If you change your mind you can switch plans in the future without a problem.
Create a new book project
You can start creating books from your Portfolio. You can find this by clicking on the Home tab. For each book, fill in the boxes with your title and blurb, then click to start publishing.
Set your printing options
Start by selecting where you want your book to be delivered to. This will help us select the right printer for you.
Then, you can choose which size you would like your book to be.
Upload your manuscript
Upload your manuscript. You can upload it as a Word document or a PDF and we will make sure that it is print-ready. We offer advice on formatting and typesetting, or we offer services to do it for you.
Create a cover
We make it easy to make your cover using our online Cover Creator. If you prefer, you can upload your own PDF. We offer advice on how to make your cover look professional, and we can also create one for you.
Use our CompletelyNovel Cover Creator
You can add images and text into the Cover Creator and drag them around to create the cover that you want. You can design the front, spine and back and we will make sure that it is the right size and format for the printers.
Decide on a price
On CompletelyNovel you get to decide the price of your book. You also get to keep the whole royalty (the difference between the sale price and the cost to produce the book).
Publish your book
You then have the chance to check through your manuscript, cover and book information to make sure that it looks the way you want it to. When you are happy, click ‘Publish’.
Start publishing now!
Once you have created your book, you have the opportunity to use a host of tools on CompletelyNovel to manage its distribution, promotion and sales. You can monitor the book’s performance, make changes to its bibliographic data and amend things later if you need to. Here is a quick tour of the book management section.
Manage your book’s content
You can alter and update the bibliographic information from the book’s individual ‘Manage’ page.
Keep track of your audience using CompletelyNovel analytics
Find out how many people have been looking at your book by using our online analytics tools.
Manage your distribution
Ensure that your book is reaching everywhere that you want it to, with the correct information attached. You can find out more about CompletelyNovel’s book distribution channels.
Promote your book
Take advantage of access to embed codes, links and advice to promote your book across the web.
Want to have a look at how other people are doing it?
Take a look at the books being published by other authors on CompletelyNovel. If you have any questions, just let us know by filling in the Contact Us form.