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September News at SilverWood

Published: 3 Oct 2019  - updated: 18 Dec 2019

What's New in the Learning Zone?

Advertising on Amazon: How to Succeed with Pay-Per-Click to Promote Your Books

BooksGoSocial founder Laurence O’Bryan moved back to Dublin after years working in IT marketing, sales and customer research in the UK. His agency helps authors to succeed with their book marketing, specifically focusing on paid advertising opportunities.

The full article will fill you in on everything you need to know about Amazon marketing and BooksGoSocial.

In Author News...

21 September was World Alzheimer’s Day. Do you have experience of caring for someone with dementia? Would you like to review a book on this topic?

Author Prue Phillipson is offering free review copies of her book Lesson of Love. The book documents the difficult yet rewarding experience of caring for a mother with dementia, and is a moving and candid story of a relationship between a mother and daughter in the face of life-changing illness. Please email for a free PDF review copy.

The Word-Keeper was reviewed this month and its author, Veronica Del Valle was interviewed by Fahrenheit 452: Autour des Livres here!

Natalie Trice was interviewed in Family Friendly Working, and shared her PR tips on how to up your PR game for September. Her book, PR School: Your Time to Shine is due to be published in November by SilverWood.

Author of The Adventures of Roobie & Radley and the Christmas Campervan Rescue, Charlie Brown was the feature of this Overcoming Dyslexia article in Force Mujer and tells the story of her determination to write, illustrate and publish her special story.

Roland Chesters, author of Ripples from the Edge of Life, was a finalist in the 'Positive Role Model for Disability’ category in The National Diversity Awards and attended the star-studded awards event in Liverpool Cathedral hosted by comic actress and writer Sally Phillips. Watch footage here. Congratulations on your nomination Roland!

Coming Up:

On 3 October, it is National Poetry Day. Take a look at our calendar as Steve Griffiths, author of Weathereye, a collection of poems, will be holding some upcoming events. What Foreign Shore, creative interpretations from the Odes of Horace by Sean Taylor, is also due for publication later this year.

Hot off the Press

It’s been a bumper month for SilverWood authors! All these books were published in September:

2 Sep: Tishya Kumar published I Am A Refugee, a moving account of one refugee’s difficult and dangerous journey to safety. An allegory for the refugee crisis and a must-read for every child of school age.

4 Sep: John Holroyd published his book, Judging Religion: A Dialogue for Our Time, in hardback, paperback and ebook. This is a fascinating and thoroughly-researched dive into religion and what it means today.

John gave his lecture 'Religion Through the Looking Glass of Ethics’ on 28 September at The West London Philosophy Group. He also gave a lecture and event on 30 September at the Royal Free Hospital. For details of John’s upcoming events, go to his Press Room here, or follow John on Twitter and Instagram.

10 Sep: The Louise Fawley Symphony: seduction, spying and secrets mingle in this playful romp by Rikki Evans. Adults only, you can get in touch on Facebook with the author here and with Louise, the protagonist.

15 Sep: Gary Hicks published his humorous satire set in the South Wales Valleys in 1966, Sheep Town. The book was featured in the Monmouthshire Beacon, which you can read here. Gary had his launch in London on 26 September, and is planning a launch in Wales on 7 November.

16 Sep: A Life of Their Own, Pauline Tait’s first novel for adults was published.

Pauline has been getting lots of media coverage! As well as her launch in Waterstones in Perth on 27 September, she has featured in The Daily Record, The Perthshire Advertiser, The Blairgowrie Advertiser, and was Book of the Week in The Courier. The book is getting 5-star reviews on NetGalley as well. Very well done Pauline!

Read all these articles and more on her author page and follow Pauline on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

20 Sep: Dan Foster returns in the latest mystery from Lucienne Boyce, Death Makes No Distinction. Take a look at Lucienne's Facebook page here.

23 Sep: A fast-paced thriller for young adults set in a dystopian Britain, Kingfisher by Shona Blass was published on the 23rd.

27 Sep: Published on this day, Jess Guides the Way, Jess the Goth Fairy’s fourth adventure featuring a guide dog, by Jo Allmond and Jess Hiles! Follow the authors on Facebook here.

Also published on this day was Asexual Fairy Tales, a refreshing collection of tales that reflect the spectrum of human sexuality, by Elizabeth Hopkinson. Take a look at her Facebook page here.

29 Sep: Rosemary Davis’ history of Woodford County High School, Visions of Girlhood, was published on the 29th, featuring fascinating archival photographs, and the writing and drawings of pupils and teachers through the years.

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

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