Have you got your reviews organised? The Box starts well

Receiving 5* reviews early on in a book’s publishing life is always exciting. And The Box by Anthony Sauerman has been lucky enough to have had some great reviews as you can see here.

Feels like the first time!

Every time I hear that phrase I want to sing that Foreigner song by the same name! I think I might be showing my age as it was released in 1977! Nevertheless, it was a great uplifting song and it is a great feeling to have, and that is how Lily Mensah and I felt […]

11 Questions to consider when choosing your assisted/hybrid publisher Blog by Sarah Houldcroft at Goldcrest Books International Ltd

11 Questions to consider when choosing your assisted/hybrid publisher

There are quite a lot of assisted/hybrid publishers now who can help you publish your book. So how do you pick the right one? Here are 11 Questions to consider when choosing your assisted/hybrid publisher.

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Are you ready for amazon prime day Blog by Sarah Houldcroft Goldcrest Books International Ltd

Are you ready for Amazon Prime Day?


I love Amazon Prime Day as I always end up buying more on that day than I mean to! And, I think, there are millions of other people who think the same. Actually, according to Amazon over 250 million items were bought during the two days last year! Now if you are an author, this is great for you! So many more chances to sell your book.

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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 takes place. Either way this article is for you.

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.

All you’ll ever need to know about ISBNs

I am often asked about ISBNs and when they should be used and how to get one so I thought I would put together a post that answers the most frequently asked questions about this topic.