Entries by Sarah Houldcroft

#WednesdayWords – A is for…

This is the first post in the #WednesdayWords weekly series where I will bring you some wonderful words every Wednesday. Sarah HouldcroftSarah Houldcroft, the founder of Goldcrest Books, has been working with authors for many years. She has a background in sales and marketing as well as publishing, is tech-savvy and as an avid reader […]

Tips for entering your book for awards and competitions

Sarah HouldcroftSarah Houldcroft, the founder of Goldcrest Books, has been working with authors for many years. She has a background in sales and marketing as well as publishing, is tech-savvy and as an avid reader brings a new perspective to the publishing process. Her writing workshops and publishing programmes have been very well received and […]

7 Things to Make your Book Launch a Fantastic Success

  I love signed books and where better to get one than a book launch when the author can sign it personally for you.  But if you are an author then there is far more to a book launch than just signing your book. You need to consider the when, where and how of your […]

Can I get rid of adverts on my WordPress.com website?

I was asked by one of my author clients recently if it was possible to get rid of the adverts on a WordPress.com website. You know the sort of thing – random ads appearing on your pages and in your sidebar. Sometimes these ads even appear in the middle of one of your pages between […]

Inspiration from Winnie the Pooh

“What day is it?” asked Pooh. “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. “My favourite day,” said Pooh.” A.A. Milne, the creator of Winnie the Pooh, was born this day in 1882.  Although he wrote a number of other novels and non-fiction, it is his stories about that little bear that have been a lasting legacy. A book, […]

Are you prepared if your laptop dies?

My laptop is dying! Yep, after about 5 years and a couple of mishaps it is on the way out. It’s done well considering. At least it is giving me notice though. If I try to switch it on, it just freezes, you know the sort of thing, and then the only course of action […]

‘ How Food Shapes Your Child’ wins Janey Loves Platinum Award

It is always a delight to hear that one of our authors has won an award so we are very pleased to announce that Louise Mercieca of The Health Kick and her book How Food Shapes Your Child has won the Janey Loves Platinum Award as best parenting book. Her book, How Food Shapes Your Child, […]

Createspace and KDP merging – What must I do?

If you are reading this article you have probably heard about the amalgamation of Createspace and KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) and are wishing you had a crystal ball to predict what will happen. Or perhaps you can’t see the wood for the trees and are confused about what you need to do before this change […]

What is an Advanced Information Sheet and how do you create one?

I have been asked questions about an Advanced Information Sheet by a number of my authors recently so I thought the best way to answer it would be to actually create one using information from one of Goldcrest Books’ most recent publications. So, my thanks to Hester Durkan whose book Get off that Phone is featured […]

14 Things to do on Goodreads.com

I was invited to talk to a group of authors a while ago about Goodreads.com which is a terrific website for readers and a must for any author or aspiring author.  My talk went down very well and seemed to be of use to everyone, judging by the comments I received afterwards, so I thought […]