Author's details

Name: Sarah Houldcroft
Date registered: January 30, 2017

Latest posts

  1. #AugustReviews ~ because every little helps :) — August 1, 2016
  2. Its gone! All 20 inches of it!! — June 15, 2016
  3. Time’s Up and 12″ is coming off! — May 24, 2016
  4. London Book Fair 2016 — April 19, 2016
  5. Books by Autistic Authors for World Autism Awareness Week — April 4, 2016

Most commented posts

  1. Will a Video Book Trailer Make My Book a Bestseller? — 7 comments
  2. What are you promoting; You or your story? — 4 comments
  3. Top 7 Reasons why you should write an ebook for your business — 3 comments

Author's posts listings

Jan 11

8 Outright Lies About Literary Agents Writers Shouldn’t Believe

Here is the second blog about literary agents which will dispel some of those myths and help you on the road to may be working with a literary agent yourself. Again, thanks to Writer’s Relief. For new writers, approaching a literary agent might feel like attempting to speak to a fierce, mythical creature shrouded in secrecy. And it …

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Jan 03

What are Literary Agents and how do they help authors?

I am often asked how a literary agent fits into the publishing process and exactly how having one can help an author. This post is the first of two about literary agents which will answer that question and more. Thanks to the team at Writer’s Relief for their wise words. Querying a good literary agent …

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Dec 19

I’m cutting 12 inches off my hair for charity

  I have started my campaign to raise £1,000 for three worthwhile causes by cutting 12 inches off my hair. 20 years ago my mother died of ovarian cancer. Throughout her life she raised £1000’s for her chosen charities. I have dedicated this fundraising to her memory. Please help me raise money for my three …

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Sep 01

What is the difference between and

If you are thinking of setting up a WordPress website one of the first questions that might come to mind is which one do I need? vs, what really is the difference between these two very popular platforms? I thought it would be useful to give you a quick overview of the pro …

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Aug 11

50 Shades of Reader – What makes a great Bestseller?

I am guest blogging today on the New Romantics Press website which is the home of the authors; Lizzie Lamb, June Kearns, Adrienne Vaughan and Margaret Cullingford. All of them, as you may have guessed, write romantic fiction… rather good romantic fiction. Are there really 50 shades of reader or do we all basically want the same …

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Aug 07

What are the best image sizes for your social media accounts? Check out this Image Sizes Cheat Sheet

I am often asked about the best image sizes to include on Twitter timelines or Facebook posts so I thought I would compile a list of the most popular social media platforms with the correct sizes for images. However, I then discovered that this had already been done and the great infographic below has everything …

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Mar 17

Why it is a Good Idea to have a Pinned Tweet on your Twitter Profile… and how to do it

So why would you want a pinned tweet on your Twitter profile?  First of all you might need to know exactly what a pinned tweet is, particularly if you are fairly new to Twitter.  Basically, it is a tweet that you have previously sent out and would like all viewers to see when they click …

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Feb 23

What every reader wants

I was absolutely delighted to be asked to guest blog for Lizzie Lamb, author of Boot Camp Bride and Tall, Dark and Kilted.  She wanted to know how a reader thinks and as I am not an author and only a reader I was very pleased to be able to share my thoughts with her. You can read …

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Nov 19

Top 7 Reasons why you should write an ebook for your business

You should write an ebook, I’m serious. Smart people with good ideas worth sharing can get a lot out of this exercise.    Seth Godin This is what Seth was saying way back in 2007 when far fewer ebooks were being sold, but it is even more relevant today. Financially there is nothing to stop you …

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Oct 13

How to keep a journalist on your side – and how to infuriate them

I am very pleased to include a guest post on my blog today from Martin Warrillow who is a freelance journalist, copywriter, national magazine editor and blogger. Martin Warrillow on the do’s and don’ts of trying to get newspaper publicity for your book So you’re an author with a new book to promote. You’ve got …

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