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 launch. Now I have been to some great book launches recently and each of them has been different. Read more

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 here in this blog post.

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 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.

Find more readers with Google Alerts Part 2

Google Alerts Part 2 will look at how to create your own Google Alerts. Setting up Google Alerts is a great way for authors to find out who is talking about them and their books.

Find more readers with Google Alerts Part 1

 

Google Alerts is a great, but under used tool which could help authors find more readers and extend their reach throughout the internet.