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December News at SilverWood

Published: 18 Dec 2019  - updated: 26 Mar 2020


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What’s New in the Learning Zone?


Events: Building the Readership for Your Books


Events are a great way to spread the word about your book. However, it can take a lot of work to market events and get people to attend. We reviewed the key elements to think about if you’re planning events to promote and sell your books and shared our tips for each one!

Read our practical tips for planning and holding an event here.

In Author News:


• Eve Bonham held a signing of her book, Dear Magpiesat Waterstones in Dorchester. The book has been getting a lot of publicity and coverage, such as a feature in the Dorset Echo and an interview with the author on TalkRadio. Eve has been working with Elly Donovan PR to achieve this great coverage.

• Acting Able Seaman: Hostilities Only, the extraordinary story of one young man’s life at sea, was published on 16 December, and the author F A Beedie held a launch at his home on publication day, with the mayor in attendance.

• Sharon King, creator of Matrix Birth Reimprinting and author of Heal Your Birth, Heal Your Life, is currently teaching workshops in Chile and promoting her book there. This autumn, Sharon launched the Romanian translation of her book, hot on the heels of recent publications in Bulgaria, Germany and South Korea, with all foreign rights contracts negotiated by Helen Hart of SilverWood Books.

• J H Yorvik’s novel Uneasy Sleepers, published by SilverWood in 2017, has earned the author a paid flight to Frankfurt to address the Heiligenberg Forces in February 2020: good luck J H! Read more about the book here.

• Richard Bland, author of AB Gets His Wings, has been working with Realise Charity to donate over 200 books in their Christmas Community Appeal. Richard and the Christmas Community Gift Appeal aim to support communities and improve literacy with Realise. Read more here, or buy the book here.

Follow Richard and AB’s adventures on Facebook and Twitter.

• Vix J Cooper, author of Crazy Pets and Secrets Revealed, loves being able to give to charity through her books. She donated 10% of her book sales from her November events to Child Bereavement UK. 

Vix says "Not only can we authors help raise funds for such charities, I think it lets more people know where to get the type of support they need." She has also got a new title in the works: watch this space!

Hot Off the Press


Published this month...


1 December: Mistress Yale's Diaries: The Glorious Return. This is the anticipated follow-up to David Ebsworth's first in a series about Catherine Yale, the wife of Elihu Yale, nabob philanthropist and slave trader. Read more at the author's website here.

16 December: Acting Able Seaman: Hostilities Only by F A Beedie. Sometimes sad, sometimes funny, always fascinating - this is the true story of a young man living in extraordinary times.

Read more about the book and buy it here.

Coming Soon...


Reframe the Day: Embracing the Craft of Life, One Day at a Time - a new title by Adam M. Lowenstein. Combining concrete advice with tools for self-reflection, Reframe the Day shows you how to reframe the way you see and spend your days and, over time, reshape your life. Pre-order your copy now! 

We’ve got lots more exciting books due to be published in the New Year: take a look at our Coming Soon section for a sneak peek of our upcoming titles...

Merry Christmas!


Thank you to all our authors and freelancers for another excellent year. We’ve enjoyed working with you all so much, and look forward to working on some fabulous new titles and great clients in 2020.

In the meantime, here are our Christmas opening hours.

Many thanks for all your good wishes this season. We hope you all have a restful, happy Christmas and New Year. Season’s greetings from Helen and the SilverWood team!

“If you’re thinking of self-publishing, I hope you don't go at it alone. With a team like SilverWood behind you, you have the support you need to publish the best work you believe in.”

J A Higgins