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October News at SilverWood

Published: 4 Nov 2019  - updated: 30 Jan 2020

Self-Published Corvette Racing Nigel Dobbie

What’s New in the Learning Zone?

How Long Does It Take to Self-Publish?

As seasoned authors will realise, it takes longer than two months to put together a high quality product - especially if you want printed copies.
Here we offer you a typical timeline for self-publishing your book in time for Christmas 2020, because the publishing process can take between three and six months. And that’s after you’ve reached the final draft.

Read the full article here on our Learning Zone.

In Author News:

JA Higgins, author of Finding Ruby, went on a blog tour from 14-20th October. Take a look at the author’s Twitter for more and to read the reviews. Organised with Rachel Gilbey, @rararesources.

Author of Judging Religion: A Dialogue for Our Time, John Holroyd was interviewed by Philosophy Now at Conway Hall on the 10th of October. His book was also reviewed in the Methodist Recorder - read the article here. Read John’s blog at

Exciting cover news! Lucienne Boyce’s latest title, Death Makes No Distinction, won Chill With a Book’s Cover of the Month Award for October. The winner is put forward for Cover of the Year: good luck, Lucienne!

Lucienne has also been on BBC Radio Bristol and BcFM. Listen to her BcFM interview here, and follow Lucienne at @LucienneWrite.

Vix. J Cooper, author of Crazy Pets and Secrets Revealed, held book signings at WH Smiths in Uxbridge, Rickmansworth. Pictures can be seen on Twitter at @VixJCooper.

Steve Griffiths held a promotional launch event and reading for Weathereye: Selected Poems in Porthcawl. Follow Steve on Facebook and Twitter, and at

Hot Off the Press

Published this month...

Mike Low published Sandra Eden's War on 15 October. This is the story of one brave female SOE agent who is parachuted into France a few weeks before D-Day. Read more about Mike and his books at his website,

Start your engines! On 18 October, Corvette Racing: The First Twenty Years was published. This extensive history of the Corvette Racing team is filled with vivid archival photographs and is a must-have for any racing fan. Available from SilverWood Books as well as the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Horizon, the fascinating autobiography of Joseph Anderson, was published on 25th October, to coincide with the author’s 90th birthday.

28 October saw the publication of Children of the Sky by Fiona Holland. When an airman falls from the sky, the lives of three women are changed forever. Follow Fiona on Twitter at @FHollandAuthor.

In time for Halloween, this feline adventure, Thomas Angel and the Order of the Cataibh, was published. Written by V.S. Minou, this follows Thomas Angel as he tries to become the cat he is destined to be. Take a look at V.S. Minou’s fabulous Instagram here.

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

“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