This is the first post in the #WednesdayWords weekly series where I will bring you some wonderful words every Wednesday.
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 launch. Now I have been to some great book launches recently and each of them has been different. Read more
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 paragraphs. Well, you can now get rid of those ads, but it will cost you, of course. Read more
“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, whether it is fiction or non-fiction, is a wonderful legacy and is one that so many people dream of having. It doesn’t have to sell loads of copies or make you Read more
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 is to switch it off, cross my fingers and try switching it on again. Read more
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, is an essential guide for parents on childhood nutrition, as well as sharing a range of fun, healthy meal ideas. Read more
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 takes place. Either way this article is for you.
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 here in this blog post.
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 I would share some of it with you today.
What is Goodreads.com?
If you haven’t come across Goodreads before then let me start by giving you some background information.
The wonderful thing about having your book published is that you will forever after be known as an author.
Did you know that in the UK once you publish a book you must send a copy to the British Library as well as 5 other legal deposit libraries in Oxford, Cambridge, Dublin, National Library of Wales and National Library of Scotland. Another wonderful thought that your books will be there for posterity. Love it! ... See MoreSee Less