One Big Book Launch opens for submissions from emerging authors

Emerging authors

Collaborative book launch initiative is back for another year

It’s an important day today as submissions are now open to find outstanding authors for One Big Book Launch, the event that gives ten emerging authors the opportunity to launch their books to an audience of over two hundred readers and press.

After attending last year and witnessing ten talented authors from Egmont, Bloomsbury, No Exit Press, and a number of independents; BookMachine are delighted to be supporting the event in 2015, and discovering new authors writing on the theme of ‘Inspiring People and Places’.

Authors are invited to submit their books for inclusion in the event via: before April 19th 2015.

One Big Book Launch was created by professional publishing platform, Sarah Juckes, event organiser and Communications Manager at CompletelyNovel said:

“Hundreds of thousands of books are published every year, and it is becoming increasingly difficult for brilliant books to get noticed over the masses. Our ‘One Big Book Launch’ helps talented, emerging authors get the attention they deserve. By collaborating, authors can increase their marketing efforts by tenfold, and can be part of a launch with a real sense of occasion.

We’re really excited to discover new voices writing across fiction and non-fiction, and work closely with authors to help them find new audiences and opportunities.”

Who can apply?

Authors can now submit books for inclusion via the online form on This event is open to all authors:

  • Publishing traditionally or independently
  • Whose books were published after 1st September 2014
  • Whose books fit the 2015 theme of ‘Inspiring People and Places’

Entries will be judged on literary merit by the CompletelyNovel team.

All authors included will need to have a print edition of their book available on 3rd June 2015. Authors who are currently publishing in eBook only should contact Three places in the launch are being reserved for CompletelyNovel authors, as part of CompletelyNovel’s commitment to members of their platform.


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