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  • SilverWood Books - News: Harriet Grace Short-Listed in Mslexia Comp
    exciting news this week She d entered a short story into the Mslexia Short Story Competition Anyone who s ever entered been short listed or even won a short story competition knows what a high standard of entries most competitions receive The rate of attrition in the early stages of any short story competition can be huge and merciless Only the best writing goes through Harriet s Summer Story was deemed of a very high standard and was one of the 50 shortlisted entries Mslexia said Our judge was Jane Rogers who describes her agonised deliberations in an introductory essay published alongside the six winning stories in the June edition of the magazine Congratulations Harriet Harriet chats about her reaction to opening that envelope I picked up the envelope and was surprised that it was from Mslexia opened it immediately not being able to believe I could be a winner The first thing I checked and saw was that I wasn t one of the six winners so had to come down from that It took me some time to read the letter properly and see that it was saying well done and that my story was a very high standard one of the 50 shortlisted I began to feel better quite good in fact And then I needed to tell somebody And yes it has made me keener to keep writing keener to keep learning about writing keener to keep believing I can do it Harriet s top tips for writing short stories Short stories are not sketches about incidents they are about real people with whole lives that we must believe in even in a few pages Get the story down Put it away for as long as you can bear to so you have forgotten some of

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/news/2014/may/22/harriet-grace-short-listed-in-mslexia-comp (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - News: Success for historical novelist Dave McCall
    The Jacobites Apprentice on 16 March Joined by thirty guests at his local pub Dave introduced the book to the world with a fun slideshow showing images of the characters and places from the story Employing SilverWood s advice he spoke to his friends and family about how they can help with marketing by liking the book on Facebook posting reviews on Amazon and generally just spreading the word Alongside the stage was a table stacked with copies of The Jacobites Apprentice real copies of the book itself Dave says excitedly But he admits that there was some apprehension As I held it in my hands for the first time I was just scared Fearing that someone might spot a major flaw in the plot or that the reviewers wouldn t like it Dave s anxiety is not uncommon amongst authors But he has nothing to worry about The Jacobites Apprentice written under the pen name David Ebsworth is already receiving praise from everyone who s read it The book set in a war torn England in 1744 is a historically accurate adventure that follows Aran Owen as he must choose between loyalty to family and his dream to be

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/news/2012/apr/13/success-for-historical-novelist-dave-mccall (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - News Archive for May 2014
    Total 0 00 My Account Home News News Archive for May 2014 Quick Start Guide About Us Author Testimonials Frequent Questions Our Publishing Packages Submission Guidelines Services for Writers The Learning Zone Book Marketing Latest News Events Contact Us T C SilverWood Bookshop Follow us on Sign up for eNews News Archive for May 2014 Harriet Grace Short Listed in Mslexia Comp 22 May 2014 Cells author is one of

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/news/2014/may (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - News: Matlock's Majickal Pid-Pad into Kickstarter...
    re 59 funded leading to high hopes that we will be able to finish and publish The Puzzle of the Tillian Wand with our saztaculous publishers SilverWood Books Nail or paw biting as it is everything has to be considered in your pitch from the reward scales fees target amount the video and a host of other things besides once you finally push the button and actually know that it exists somewhere in the deep ether of cyberspace for backers to stumble upon perhaps appraise and hopefully consider backing it s also incredibly rewarding The pledges you receive are given willingly there s no lengthy forms or interest agreements to sign folk pledge because they like what they see believe in what you re doing and most importantly really want to see your project come to fruition It s peffa perfect online democratic philanthropy in action and long may it last Interestingly on the very same night we went live Richard Branson announced plans to bid for Indiegogo another prominent crowdfunding site saying that if crowdfunding had been available in the fledgling days of his music empire he d have turned to it for funding without any hesitation So after three sun turns Winchett Dalespeak for days Jacqui and I have been both stunned and overwhelmed by the response we ve had so far from long time Matlock fans loyal friends and also complete strangers who simply want to take a chance and back our project And what you may well ask are the downsides Well firstly despite what some folk may assume it isn t free money It s a long and exhaustive business creating then running your pitch with an elaborate reward structure given to backers in order that you are sure they are genuinely getting value for

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/news/2014/jun/01/matlocks-majickal-pid-pad-into-kickstarter (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - News Archive for April 2012
    The Learning Zone Book Marketing Latest News Events Contact Us T C SilverWood Bookshop Follow us on Sign up for eNews News Archive for April 2012 Success for historical novelist Dave McCall 13 Apr 2012 Three years after sitting down to write his first novel Dave McCall sees the launch of The Jacobites Apprentice at his packed local pub Read more Monty Banana gets his own website 6 Apr 2012

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/news/2012/apr (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - News: Monty Banana gets his own website!
    grin Find out how a pair of roller skates take Monty Banana on a whirlwind adventure and why he ll never forget his manners again Fully illustrated large format perfect for young readers Tanya s book Monty Banana and the Roller Skates is the first in a series and it s getting great reviews on Amazon Children under 7 or anyone who s a big kid themselves are sure to enjoy Monty s adventures and will have a great time exploring the new website Tanya s website manager Debbie Young says It was great fun to create an immediately recognisable online outpost of Monty s vibrant world Carrying over the book s distinctive branding I ve woven into a logical easy to use site structure a sense of Monty s energy and optimism hence the blue skies and the gloriously colourful illustrations A lively and attractive website is a must have item for authors because it acts as a 24 7 showcase for their work and a place where readers and the media can go for information All authors should have their own website if they want to be taken seriously as professional writers and to manage their own reputation

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/news/2012/apr/06/monty-banana-gets-his-own-website (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - News Archive for June 2014
    for June 2014 Quick Start Guide About Us Author Testimonials Frequent Questions Our Publishing Packages Submission Guidelines Services for Writers The Learning Zone Book Marketing Latest News Events Contact Us T C SilverWood Bookshop Follow us on Sign up for eNews News Archive for June 2014 Matlock s Majickal Pid Pad into Kickstarter 1 Jun 2014 Find out how crowdfunding has drawn together long time Matlock fans loyal friends and

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/news/2014/jun (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - News: SilverWood Author Signs for Icelandic Edition
    SilverWood title Iceland Defrosted has announced that he has signed a contract for Iceland Defrosted to be published in Iceland by Óðinsauga útgáfa Odinseye Publishing in Icelandic Following a successful crowd funding campaign on Kickstarter Iceland Defrosted was published in the UK in July 2013 by SilverWood Books An impressive 179 of the funding total was achieved The book was launched in Reykjavík Iceland and at two locations in the

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/news/2014/jul/10/silverwood-author-signs-for-icelandic-edition (2016-02-16)
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