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Published: 1 Aug 2019  - updated: 30 Sep 2019


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Three Book Marketing Myths to Bust: Making the Switch From Trade to Self-Publishing


That validation which comes from a publisher accepting your work is a common myth. Self-published authors - with the right process and team around them - build their own belief in their writing. They learn how worthwhile their writing is, not because of a book deal, but because it appeals to an audience and readership which they’ve nurtured and gotten to know.

In exploring this, we found three common myths which might affect your confidence in your ability to switch to self-publishing and market your own books.

The whole article can be read in the Learning Zone, alongside our other recent articles.

In Author News...


We were thrilled to hear this month that Roland Chesters, author of Ripples from the Edge of Life has been shortlisted for the National Diversity Awards as a Positive Role Model for Disability.

The winners will be announced on 20 September and we wish Roland the very best of luck from all of us at SilverWood!

Read Roland’s Author Success Story here. Follow Roland on Twitter @roland_luminate

We are also pleased to see that The Ring of Gilly Wood by Ruth Banister has been shortlisted in the Children’s and Picture Book category of the Rubery Book Award. A great honour and such a gorgeous book!

Read about the book here, and follow Ruth on Twitter @RuthBanister

AB Gets His Wings, a charming story about a very special teddy bear who takes the skies, is due to published on 12 August. Already the book has taken off: quite literally! The first 80 copies were flown by 4 Squadron and signed by the Red Arrows.

The book, written by Richard Bland and illustrated by Rosie Philpott, aims to help children struggling with anxiety and depression by encouraging them to talk about their feelings.

Keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts for more pictures and updates from Richard and all our authors.

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Daisy Ruffles and the Adventure of Triple C  is C.P. Simmons’ first book, and follows the intrepid fourteen-year-old Daisy as she turns detective, using her special skills to solve the mystery of the disappearance of racehorse Triple C. 

Out on the 18th of July, follow the challenge of seeing more than half the wild bird species ever recorded in Britain, in just one year. This is the challenge that Terry Wells set himself, and you can read about his birding adventures in A Birder’s Journey to the Big 300+ and get involved with the twittering world with @TerryWells7. Terry will be presenting his book at Birdfair on the 16th of August.

One woman, two continents, and three loves over a lifetime. Sandra Kendall’s gorgeous saga, Peacocks in the Mist, was published on July 19. This immersive and moving read will transport you to Italy and India during the twentieth century.


Take a look at our Coming Soon section for a sneak peek of our upcoming titles...

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