Article Archive: Experience

Why Print Still Matters in the Digital Age

CompletelyNovel.com is an online publishing community and social-sharing site for book-lovers which helps self-published writers to publish quality print editions at competitive prices. We spoke to Anna Lewis, co-founder of Completely Novel, about why print is still important in the digital age. — Are print books still relevant for independent authors? With eBook sales on the… Read more »

The Object of the Story

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We ran a workshop called The Object of the Story for the Making Day at Mix 2013, introducing our work and exploring how digital technology is offering new platforms for telling stories. Objects often spark stories or memories, from the jewellery we wear to the ornaments in our homes. Using RFID technology  (found in libraries and Oyster cards), we taught the group how to… Read more »

Invisible Islands – It’s a Wrap: Diary Entry #5, Bursary 2013

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The Writing Platform bursaries have come to a close. We caught up with Laura Grace and Caden Lovelace, creators of Invisible Islands. Caden and Laura applied for The Writing Platform bursary individually and have been paired together by the selection panel who felt that their shared areas of interest, along with their enthusiasm for working with… Read more »

Why All Self-Publishers Should Sell Direct

The self-publishing process has become pretty well established by now, a received wisdom that shapes every entrepreneurial writer’s secret dreams: 1. Write book 2. ??? 3. Profit! Amazon is the secret sauce that many self-publishers rely on to propel them to the authorial stratosphere, hoping that they will become the next breakout bestseller. But for the… Read more »

Invisible Islands: Diary Entry #3, Bursary 2013

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Caden Lovelace and Laura Grace applied for The Writing Platform bursary individually and have been paired together by the selection panel who felt that their shared areas of interest, along with their enthusiasm for working with a new, previously unknown, partner would make for an exciting creative journey. Read the project wrap interview here. You can hear from… Read more »