Our Quick-Start Guide

Professional self-publishing starts with these easy steps


Download our Author Journey PDF here and, if you're interested in how other authors have done it, take a look at our Author Case Studies.


Decide which of our Publishing Services is right for your needs, and book a Discovery Call with one of our helpful publishing assistants. You can also check out our marketing packages and see what's most suitable for you.


Before your Discovery Call, please send your manuscript as a Word document attached to an email according to our Submission Guidelines. This is so that we can help you get the most out of the call.


We'll review your manuscript and, during your Discovery Call, we'll get to know you and your plans for your book.


We'll send a publishing plan and estimate. There's also the opportunity for a Q&A Call if you have further queries. If you're ready to publish with SilverWood, simply complete the order form included with your estimate.

You will then be introduced to your dedicated publishing assistant. She will be your main point of contact, and is there to guide and support you throughout the publishing process.


You'll take delivery of the copies of your book you've ordered for personal use, and we'll take care of the rest. You'll also want to make sure your marketing kicks in.

We'll fulfil retail and wholesale orders, maintain stock, take care of invoices, keep accounts and send author royalties when they are due.

Want to get started?

Contact us now, and schedule your Discovery Call!

Level 1 Manuscript Feedback

Level 1 Manuscript Feedback

An editorial critique of your manuscript up to 30,000 words


£277.00 plus £55.40 VAT

Publishing Consultation

Publishing Consultation

Discuss your book and get clarity on how to publish


£87.00 plus £17.40 VAT

Reader's Report

Reader's Report

Our cost-effective quick-start overview of your first 50 pages


£87.00 plus £17.40 VAT

Trial Copy-Edit

Trial Copy-Edit

Check out the process before you buy the complete service


£97.00 plus £19.40 VAT

“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