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Turning business experts into expert authors

Not only do we publish great quality books, but we also help you grow and develop your business with a book.

Do you have no idea what to write or how to get started, but just know you want to write a book? Because we are here to help you, that blank page and no idea can be turned into a printed paperback in your hand. And as a result you gain a great marketing tool for your business.

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We produce professional high quality printed books and ebooks

Tailored to present your words in the best way possible, our aim is to produce a book you can be proud of. We work with you through every step of the process and so you can enjoy seeing your book take shape.

We offer a complete package or specialised quotation to meet your exact needs.

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Helping you make sense of all the opportunities to market & promote your book

Are you at a loss to know how you can market and promote your book? We can provide help in a number of ways depending on your individual needs and abilities.

If you have published your book with us then you can take advantage of some free promotion.

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Why Work With us

Rather than ask yourself ‘What do I do now I’ve written my book?’ or ‘How do I publish and promote my book?’, why don’t you let us take the stress out of publishing your book? Whether you are a new author or one with several books to your name, we can help.

We are a team of experienced marketing, coaching and publishing professionals who want to offer the best possible service regardless of where you are in the writing and publishing process.

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What others say about us

Ann Finnemore

‘The existence of my book owes much to my publisher, Sarah Houldcroft of Goldcrest Books, who showed me that it was possible for me to write my first book, and who kept me on track with her knowledge and experience’

Ann FinnemoreParticipated in a book coaching programme. Coach & hypnotherapist and author of Life in the Driving Seat – taking your road trip to happiness.
Lady Blackwood

“The interior looks wonderful I’m so thrilled, thank you for all your hard work and your patience. You’ve been an absolute pleasure to work with and so has Aimee, you make a great team.”

Lady Blackwood Author of Flames of
Sue Plumtree

“I don’t know how to thank you for an amazing session this morning, guiding me through the maze of what I need to think about and do to do justice to my book – all these seriously wonderful marketing ideas – from building a strong foundation with my website to how to do an exciting and fun book launch!

You more than exceeded my expectations and I can’t thank you enough.”

Sue PlumtreeParticipated in a Book Marketing Strategy Session. Over 50s love specialist
Vicky Stanton

“I knew I had my book in me but the fact I had no idea how to get it into finished book format and published created a blocker to me doing anything. Over the time we spent together Sarah worked through all the really important info, tips and great advice/feedback that you really can’t do without if you want to be a published author.  Her style and fun approach makes everything so enjoyable. She absolutely knows her stuff!”

Vicky StantonParticipated in a book coaching programme. Business coach, mentor and author of the Success Planner – the one tool you need to have a successful year – Plan, action, achieve
Karen Chappell

“This workshop is fabulous, full of valuable information. Writing a book no longer holds any fears, I actually feel excited by the thought. Thanks Sarah”

Karen Chappell Participated in a workshop. Pain management specialist at
Victoria Awele Griffith

 “Today’s session was soooo useful. Thanks a bunch, Sarah”

Victoria Awele GriffithParticipated in a book coaching & publishing programme Coach, Mentor and author of Unshakeable You Participated in coaching and publishing programme
Lily Naadu Mensah

“As a publishing consultant, Sarah is knowledgeable and competent in the book-writing business! I came to Sarah as a complete novice in this field and she guided and nurtured my writing and publishing ambitions with professionalism and calmness. My book, Work Your Quirks, would not have seen the light of day without Goldcrest Books and of course Sarah at the helm. If you are looking for someone who has the patience of a saint, yet a strong will to coach you to focus on getting your book published, Sarah is the go-to person. She’s a #bookduola in my view — no contest.”

Lily Naadu MensahParticipated in a Coaching Programme.Multi award-winning coach, Speaker, LinkedIn Makeover Analyst, Author of Personal Branding Book, "Work Your Quirks"
Lizzie Lamb

“As an indie author I have used Sarah Houldcroft’s services to enhance and advance my work. Ms Houldcroft has formatted my novels for kindle and paperback and has created mobi copies to send to reviewers. She has also successfully amended work which other, less professional author services, carried out for me. Ms Houldcroft has schedules my tweets for me on a daily basis and has designed and printed promotional materials for me and the indie collaborative group I’m part of. She can meet deadlines and her work is reasonably priced considering the quality of the finished article.  I commend her services to you.”

Lizzie LambVarious services. Independent Author of romantic fiction
Adrienne Vaughan

“Professional, empathetic and technically savvy, Sarah Houldcroft is the perfect creative partner. Efficient, friendly, insightful and very cost effective. She has made a huge difference to my career as an independent author, and is now a highly valued member of a very special team.”

Adrienne VaughanWebsite and formatting. Independent Author of Romantic Fiction
Julia Ibbotson

“What a pleasure it is working with Sarah! As a published author, I’ve known Sarah for some time at the Leicester chapter of the Romantic Novelists Association, and she is always wonderfully helpful, supportive and so generous with her advice. She has helped me with revamping my website, updating and making revisions, setting up my newsletter via Mailchimp, and has now published my latest paperback through Goldcrest Books. I know I can always turn to Sarah when I need support about the print publishing process or about my website or IT issues. She is always there for me if I have any queries. She is efficient, knowledgeable, reassuring and delivers on time and to budget. I couldn’t ask for more!”

Julia IbbotsonPublished Finding Jess and various services. Author of romantic fiction
Bernie Sarginson

‘It was a pleasure to work with Sarah from Goldcrest Books in the publication of my first book, ‘Climb Your S.T.A.I.R.™ of Self-Confidence’. Sarah was a great source of knowledge and support throughout the process and worked tirelessly to ensure my book was published ahead of schedule within a tight time frame, bearing in mind the date of my book launch event. Sarah guided me through many aspects of creating my book and I thoroughly enjoyed working with her. I would highly recommend speaking with her if you are thinking about writing your own book’.

Bernie SarginsonAuthor of Climb your S.T.A.I.R of Self-Confidence