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 drop us a line to tell us about your plans. You can also check out our marketing packages and see what's most suitable for you.


Please send your manuscript as a Word document attached to an email according to our Submission Guidelines.


We'll review your manuscript and, if appropriate, will invite you to book a Discovery Call so we can get to know you and your plans for your book.


We'll send a book production 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 work one-to-one with SilverWood's founder and Publishing Director Helen Hart. She is your main point of contact and will be there to guide and support you throughout the process.


If you've opted for pre-press services, we'll hand over print-ready PDF files for youth upload to your own printing and distribution dashboards (usually Ingram Spark and Amazon KDP).

Alternatively, if you've asked SilverWood to manage printing and distribution then you'll take delivery of the copies of your book you've ordered for personal use, and we'll take care of the rest. We'll fulfil retail and wholesale orders, maintain stock, take care of invoices, keep accounts and send author royalties when they are due.

You'll also want to make sure your marketing plans are ready for launch.

Want to get started?

Contact us now.

Publishing Consultation

Publishing Consultation

Discuss your book and get clarity on how to publish


£99.00 plus £19.80 VAT

Reader's Report

Reader's Report

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


£94.00 plus £18.80 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