CompletelyNovel, a platform providing online tools for self-published authors, has teamed up with literary agency Greene & Heaton. The initiative will see the most highly-rated self-published books submitted to the agency for consideration.
From the press release:
Self-publishing platform CompletelyNovel announce collaboration with Greene & Heaton Literary Agency
CompletelyNovel is pleased to announce a new collaboration with Greene & Heaton literary agency that will see highly-rated self-published books submitted for consideration by Greene & Heaton agents.
Each month, details of self-published titles that have received the most sales and/or ratings on CompletelyNovel, will be sent to agents at Greene & Heaton to be considered for representation. Authors who subscribe to a CompletelyNovel Plus or Pro publishing plan, can choose to opt-in to the service for no extra charge. Any authors that pique the interest of a Greene & Heaton agent will then be introduced as part of the service. As authors publishing with CompletelyNovel retain full copyright to their work, they can choose the best publishing option for them.
This collaboration marks a new turn in self-publishing as a way for writers to get the attention of literary agents, whilst being able to test the market for their book and earn money from sales.
Sarah Juckes, Communications Manager at CompletelyNovel, said:
“We recently did a survey of our self-published writers and found that a staggering 90% wanted help getting the attention of a literary agent. For many entrepreneurial writers, self-publishing whilst simultaneously exploring more conventional routes to reaching readers, makes good business sense. Greene & Heaton is extremely forward-thinking in how it discovers new writing talent, and this is a very exciting opportunity for any writer.”
Nicola Barr, agent at Greene & Heaton and inspiration for the collaboration, said:
“We’re ever hungry for exciting new talent here at Greene & Heaton and impressed by those who take the initiative and self-publish either as a way to get their writing career off the ground or as a personal project. CompletelyNovel offers a great opportunity for emerging writers, and we’re very much looking forward to working alongside them and finding something that makes us fall off our seats with excitement and in horror that we might otherwise have missed it.”
CompletelyNovel is a unique publishing technology company, offering writers a series of easy-to-use online tools to create and publish their books via Print on Demand. CompletelyNovel actively looks to connect their writers with top advice and opportunities, so that every book has the best chance to be read. http://completelynovel.com/
Greene & Heaton is a literary and media agency with a diverse range of clients. As literary agents, they work closely with their clients, where necessary or desired, to help polish their proposals, to edit their texts, and to give advice about positioning in the fast-changing publishing landscape. http://www.greeneheaton.co.uk/
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