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If you are interested in getting published you really need a cast-iron determination. Even the best writers have had to deal with frequent rejections from literary agents and publishers, often over many years. It's a pipe-dream to think you can be published without being rejected. It's part of the course. So grit your teeth and set your eyes firmly on your goal.

If your work looks amauterish, literary agents and publishers will never give it serious consideration. The basic rules of thumb are to make sure you use size 12 Times New Roman font and double-space your manuscript. But there's more to it than that. If you really want to impress a literary agent or a publisher, and you really want to get published, take submissions seriously. At Addison & Cole we can provide a specialist consultant to look over your submission in advance and point out its strengths and weaknesses. This can be extremely valuable. Visit our services and fees for more information.

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What is CompletelyNovel?

CompletelyNovel.com is a new online community for writers who are looking to find an audience and build their writing careers. As a new writer, marketing your work and building a following amongst readers is a real challenge, especially when you are trying to devote as much time as possible to writing! This is where CompletelyNovel can help.

The CompletelyNovel community includes lots of avid readers, all keen to find and discuss new books. The website helps writers connect with these readers to get exposure and feedback and also offers writers the chance to build a profile for themselves through sales, reviews and ratings of their books. Writers can use this profile as evidence that their work has a market when presenting it to publishers.

Writers can start a profile, and use CompletelyNovel's free self-publishing tools to make their book available as a print-on-demand paperback and embeddable online book. There is no upfront cost, and writers keep 100% of the royalties from sales of their books. If they want to go a step further, there is also the option to buy an ISBN and link into the publishing industry's distribution channels.

Published writers can add books that they have already published alongside new work in their online portfolio by simply searching for their name and claiming those books. CompletelyNovel is a great way for writers to raise their profile and offers a proactive and affordable option for those looking for a publishing deal. If you have any questions then feel free to get in touch with the CompletelyNovel team.