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Published: 1 Feb 2021  - updated: 4 Mar 2021


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We launched our book writing club in December 2020 to encourage and support would-be authors. The club is hosted by SilverWood's Helen Hart and Debra Penrice, and renowned ghostwriter, Tom Henry. Designed to help you maintain momentum if you’ve started your next book, or write the one you’ve been thinking about, we have guest speakers every month, a private group on Facebook, and weekly live calls to answer your questions.

If you have an idea for a book or always wanted to write one, the writing club offers a membership group with training included. There is a monthly live Zoom tutorial where members will receive a masterclass from a guest expert, with a Q&A discussion to follow. There is also a private Facebook group for conversation and support, and a weekly motivation and discussion video call with Debra Penrice.

This month in SilverWood’s Writing Club, we’re focusing on getting your writing flowing. You can see more on Eventbrite here.

Or sign up via the SilverWood site for a discount on a three-month subscription here.

New Articles


What Return Can You Expect from Writing a Business Book?


In this article we talked to local accountant and published author, Della Hudson, about her business books and how yours will benefit your income long term.

As Della says, a business book is a marketing tool to promote your core products and services; it’s especially effective for expertise-based businesses, like coaching, consulting, therapy and holistic services. Writing a book will establish your authority as an expert and help you raise awareness by building your reputation. Yet as with any business investment, it’s important to do your research and understand the costs involved before you start - so we’ve given some broad examples of potential self-publishing costs to get you started.

How to Market Your Business Book


You need to be clear on who they are as people, where they spend time and the best ways to reach them. As you’ll know, there are so many options using social media, online publicity or through events, workshops and webinars. We’ve summarised the most popular tools used by our authors in this article.

In Author News:


The author of Worlds Apart, Nadia Ragozhina, published this fascinating article in haaretz.com, discussing her book and the amazing story of her family, starting with two brothers taking divergent paths through history.

Follow Nadia here for more resources.

Lovely to see Pauline Tait's beautiful new author website, which she re-launched this month.

On the airwaves, Johnny Tudor was interviewed on S4C this month about his semi-autobiographical coming-of-age novel, Peg’s Boys. The interview was broadcast on 14 January. To keep up to date with future events, follow Johnny on Twitter here.

Hot Off the Press


15 January - Earthling Too. 'An ordinary person on [another] extra ordinary walk...’, this is the follow on from David Peak’s title of last year, Earthling. Read more on the SilverWood site or at the author’s website.

29 January - A shocking assassination. A lethal cover up. Can a prominent British lawyer smash a conspiracy before he becomes the next victim? The third in Adrian Churchward’s gripping conspiracy thriller trilogy, The Prague Protocol, was published this month.

Follow the author at his website for updates, exclusive VIP material and other bonus material.

Coming Soon...


See what books are coming up for publication in our Coming Soon section...

If you’d like to book a free Discovery Call to chat about your next book then please schedule a session with one of our helpful publishing assistants here.

“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