Services for writers

Self-publish your book on CompletelyNovel

CompletelyNovel specialises in helping writers create high-quality print books easily, and at low-cost.

Just upload a manuscript, design a cover using our simple book cover creator, and choose your price, and you are good to go. We link your book directly to high-quality print-on-demand printers and can list your book with booksellers worldwide, including Amazon. What’s more, you also get to keep 100% of the book royalties.

Find out more about how to self-publish with CompletelyNovel.

Typesetting and manuscript formatting services

Manuscript conversion

CompletelyNovel offers authors access to a free PDF converter, so you don’t need to convert your Word Document (or similar) to a print-ready file yourself. However, there are certain requirements that need to be fulfilled in order for your book to be compatible with printer specifications. At the very minimum, you will need to make sure that your page size and margins are correct.

We give full details of how to make these changes within the manuscript upload page of the CompletelyNovel Book Creator. However, if you find that you would like some extra help with formatting your manuscript, we are here to help.

The CompletelyNovel Manuscript Conversion service
This service will ensure the following:
- Page size is correct
- Margins are correct
- The document has the correct number of pages
We will then upload your manuscript to your book project on your behalf.
Cost = £12/$20


You can download our free guide to typesetting for full instructions on how to make your book look as good as it reads, or, if you would like some extra help with the layout of the interior of your book, the CompletelyNovel team are happy to help.

CompletelyNovel Typesetting Treatment
This includes:
- Manuscript Conversion service (included for free)
- Consistency check (to ensure all fonts, styles and text sizes are the same throughout)
- Create chapter headings
- Ensure chapters start on new page
- Insert page numbers
- Justify all text
- Text size standardisation (ensure that the text is a standard size – easy to read but not too large)
- Recommendations for any other changes
Cost = £35/$55 per hour
(Plus £35/$55 per hour for subsequent alteration.)

“Having my book typeset by CompletelyNovel
was the best thing I could have done. Before
I knew it, my book was beautifully styled. A
stress-free, affordable way of making sure
your hard work looks professional.”
- S C Richmond, author of ‘The Community’

Most manuscripts take one or two hours to typeset – depending on the amount of changes that need to be made. We will let you know your estimated time once we’ve viewed your document. If there are a couple of elements that you would like help with, let us know in your email and we can focus on these elements only.

If you would like to take advantage of one of our formatting or typesetting offers, please fill in in the form below.

Cover design service

We are pleased to offer a bespoke cover design service for our authors, covering all the essentials, for the low price of £175/$259. A member of our professional team will take your book details and brief, and create an on-trend cover for your print book using creative commons images. This service is perfect for authors who want to benefit from our knowledge of the current book market, or who aren’t sure of the best route to take with their cover design, and need a helping hand from a trustworthy source.

CompletelyNovel book cover design
This is a basic cover design service, including:
- Use of high-quality, creative commons images
- Use of standard fonts that are in keeping with the book’s genre
- Correct sizing of the cover and design using Photoshop
- One round of corrections/changes
- Upload to CompletelyNovel and .PSD file sent to you
Cost = £175/$259
Please note that all further changes will be charged at £35/$55 per hour.

If you are interested in this service, please send us the following details about your book to form a ‘brief’ that we will use to create your cover:

  • Your book title / subtitle
  • Your author name
  • Any reviews or additional information you would like including on the cover
  • Your book blurb
  • A link to your book on CompletelyNovel (please note that you will need to have uploaded your manuscript in order for the correct cover size requirements to be available)
  • Your book genre
  • Any ideas you have for your design, including colours, other book covers you like and any images you have found that are along the lines of what you might like.

Use the contact form below, or email us at

Anthology creation and print

If you’d like to create a lasting showcase for some great writing, CompletelyNovel specialises in creating high-quality print books and has worked with organisations such as Arvon, London Metropolitan University and National Flash Fiction Day to create anthologies that suited their needs. We can help you proofread, typeset, prepare files, print and publish your book, including if you’re on a tight budget.

Find out more about our anthology creation and printing services.

Contact Us

If you are interested in one of our services for writers, please fill in the form below with details of which service you are interested in (remember to include all the relevant information we request in that section) and we will get back to you shortly.

Contact Form

Our team will endeavour to respond as soon as possible but please allow three days for a response.

Speaking engagements

If you’d like CompletelyNovel to come and chat about self-publishing to your writing course, writing group or at a book event that you are organising, just let us know. We’re happy to help wherever we can!

Email with your request. Please remember to include information about where and when the event is taking place, as well an idea about how many people you expect to attend (if possible).