We were really excited to hear about CompletelyNovel’s event next month, it sounds like a great opportunity for authors and readers alike. Here are some more details:
Author applications are now open for The One Big Book Launch – a unique event that aims to ensure that good books get read, however they’re published.
With hundreds of thousands of books published every year, the indie author or small press are finding it increasingly difficult to get their book noticed over the masses. Often, book sales don’t represent the quality of the writing or storytelling, but rather the ‘name’ of the author.
To help change this, the publishing platform CompletelyNovel have partnered with Literally PR, to create The One Big Book Launch – a unique event where authors can come together, share publicity and share their celebrations at a top London venue.
On April 30th 2014, 10 outstanding authors will be chosen to launch their respective books at The Free Word Centre in London, among members of the press, literary scouts and their family and friends. As well as celebrating their achievement, authors can expect increased publicity for their book from press, sponsors and their peers.
There will be free-flowing wine and canapés on the evening, and authors involved will each have a stall to sign and sell books. They will also have the chance to do a book reading to an eager crowd of up to 200 guests. Exclusive discounts and prizes will be available to all those involved from event sponsors Kobo Writing Life, Scrivener and Moo.com.
Helen Lewis at Literally PR says: “We are thrilled to be part of this incredibly exciting, début event. We’ve organised many media parties and book launches over the years. They’re such a fantastic way to celebrate the author’s hard work and move on to the next phase in the literary process – getting people to know about your book! One Big Book Launch provides authors with a chance to experience a successful and fun book launch event for their own book.”
All authors with books published between 1st January and 30th April are invited to submit for a place in the event at https://completelynovel.com/press/one-big-book-launch. Books will be judged by a panel from CompletelyNovel and chosen on the quality of writing, and commercial potential.