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  • SilverWood Books - On Calico Wings
    to everyone Her first book Words in Imagination was published in 2008 Jan now lives in Bexhill on Sea East Sussex with her husband Nigel For further information about the poet and her work please visit janscreativewriting co uk You can also read an interview with Jan at Contrary Life Jan Hedger is a truly talented artist who has an amazing gift to use words for painting vivid pictures on the heart Works of art that will inspire challenge and provoke not only contemplation but the full spectrum of human emotions On Calico Wings is a gentle undulating journey through Jan s poetry from the charming innocence of Seashell through the deep sadness of Innocent Grief and on to the haunting Absolution with her descriptive prose mixture of styles and clever often subtle word play she invokes tears of grief and joy before the journey s end yet leaves the reader hungry for more BJ Lewis Poet When Jan invited me to review On Calico Wings I was delighted Jan Hedger has a real gift for visual imagery and putting the reader in place of the poet The book is beautifully crafted and well written and is full of humanity and emotion The book takes you on a spiritual journey of highs and lows and reveals something of the poet s life emotions which everyone has experienced and somehow Jan puts it all into perspective The book is divided into several sections the first being Calico which is my favourite poem of all in this section Calico is an amazing poem and everything is perfect Close your eyes and you have feel the waves moving and is a wonderfully scripted journey of love with repetition of the name Calico like the waves webbing and then flowing quite brilliant You can

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  • SilverWood Books - A Decent Deceit
    or dense forests up to the rails Such dullness doped the brain exposing the unwary traveller to one of those surprises this mysterious country liked to spring For the first time since arriving in this unpredictable land he started to feel anxious for his safety Working in post communist Russia Peter Standridge is confused yet beguiled by the contradictions he finds in both the country and its people His conduct

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  • SilverWood Books - Product not found
    My Account 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

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  • SilverWood Books - Why publish your own work?
    every author who comes to SilverWood Books has a different reason for wanting to get their book into print Do any of these apply to you and your work My book is local interest and unlikely to attract a mainstream publisher I ve written a memoir that my friends and family have said they d like to read I m confident there s a wider market for my book and I have a clear plan for promoting and selling it to my potential readers I want to test the market and see what responses are to my writing I m an established author but my backlist is out of print and I want to make sure my books are available again I run a business and have written a book that can be sold or given away as part of my talks seminars and other business activities I want to publish my book for a sense of personal achievement I ve spent years researching our family history and want to share it as well as leave a legacy for future generations of our family I ve written a novel that s been turned down by mainstream publishers but I don t want to abandon my writing because I think there are readers out there who will enjoy my story I have time energy resourcefulness drive and a budget to see it through I simply want to finish this project and see it in book form I m retired and self publishing is a fun hobby my husband restores classic cars while I write and publish books There s a time issue I can t afford to wait for a mainstream publisher to show interest but want to get my work into readers hands quickly My poetry is languishing in a

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/learning-zone/why-publish-your-own-work (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - Copyright Information for Authors
    advice but is intended as a useful overview for self publishing authors Here are the basics Authors hoping to include a written extract or picture for example a poem or photograph not created by them must seek permission from the owner in order to use it Only in certain situations can an author print someone else s work without seeking permission These include educational criticism or review purposes or when the owner has been dead for more than 70 years and the work has passed into the public domain Brief and familiar quotes may also be used without permission However if you are unsure whether the quote meets the legal requirements it is always worth checking It is up to the self publishing author to make every effort to contact the copyright owner whether it be the photographer writer painter or the artist s estate if he or she is no longer living and it is within the 70 years since their passing If you are not successful in making contact with the copyright owner you must make a note in your work stating that you have tried to make contact and you would be pleased to hear from the copyright owner to acknowledge them in any future reprint Make sure to keep a copy of all the relevant correspondence as proof to your claim of having tried to get in touch If you do succeed in gaining permission the owner may allow you to use his or her work through either assignment or licensing This may sometimes attract a fee In an assignment the rights to the work may be sold and the owner retains no further interest in it Most commonly you will be granted licensing where you are allowed to exploit the work but the licensor retains overall ownership Licenses can be granted informally even orally and take no particular form What about protecting my own copyright Copyright is something that a lot of new writers worry about but in practice it s probably not something you should lose sleep over The chances of someone stealing your work are minimal and even if you suspected someone had stolen it you d have a hard and expensive time proving it There s no copyright on ideas so someone could defend themselves successfully by saying they d had an idea at the same time as you and this does happen in the late 80s two Robin Hood movies went into production at the same time without realising it sometimes an idea is just a good one and several people have it at the same time zeitgeist Your copyright is not in the idea but in the expression of the idea so the exact words written in the exact same order As an author you automatically have copyright over your writing unless you assign it to someone else You do not have to go through any formal procedure if you wrote it and you have not infringed someone else s

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/learning-zone/copyright-information-for-authors (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - Sell Your Books!
    cover SELL YOUR BOOKS Foreword by Dr Alison Baverstock Course Leader for MA Publishing at Kingston University This book is a SilverWood Original title Read more This book is also available for a wide range of e readers including Kindle iPad Nook and Kobo Don t be fooled by her name Debbie Young is old enough to have had 30 years of experience in journalism PR marketing and publishing An enthusiastic writer and blogger she now draws on all her past lives to help new authors sell their books through the services of her consultancy Off the Shelf Book Promotions On the company s website she runs a highly acclaimed easy to follow blog of book promotion tips that supplement and complement the advice in Sell Your Books The website also features thoughtful and extensive reviews of the works of self published and independent authors including many by SilverWood s clients She also writes a popular personal blog about village and family life called Young By Name She is currently working on a book that will bring together the best of her Young By Name posts and a collection of short stories inspired by listening to the radio entitled Tuning In Both of these are due for publication in 2013 Debbie is an Author Member of the Alliance of Independent Authors ALLi To the benefit of authors everywhere she is also helping to raise a new generation of enthusiastic readers by working part time at the national children s reading charity Readathon Born and raised in Sidcup Kent Debbie now lives in a small Gloucestershire village with her Scottish husband and their daughter One day she hopes to have read all the books on her must read list and to catch up on her sleep 25 of the author s royalties from Sell Your Books will be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation working towards a cure for Type 1 Diabetes Visit their site here Concisely written and easy to follow Young sets out the reasons that books need and deserve promotion and selling an explanation of the current books market with all its wonderful diversity potential plans for a marketing and selling campaign tips on how to identify markets for particular types of book methods of getting to know target audiences sensible advice on how to harness the power of the internet advice on how to exploit other networks like book fairs library events etc cautionary notes on how to approach retailers the production and organisation of promotional materials book launches signings and other events ways to engage the media budget considerations about what to spend in both money and time and finally the all important post script Young s last chapters deal with the self evident but often forgotten fact that even the best marketing campaign won t sell a book that s got a duff jacket design and lots of typos so a gentle but necessary reminder about the value of the second edition as well

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/product/9781906236342/sell-your-books (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - Publishing Consultation
    to offer free telephone advice about our services and how we might help you However if you prefer a more in depth and individually tailored session then we can help A one to one publishing consultation in the SilverWood offices or via Skype should establish what you want to achieve with your book and how to go about doing it A minimum of one hour of professional advice from a single member of our team specific to you and your publishing project Together we ll set out a pathway to publication We ll look at book samples assess the quality you re aiming for and discuss the types of materials you might choose for the cover and interior We ll touch on design and typesetting bibliographic data legal deposit book promotion and distribution including information on trade discounts and likely returns for you You should also leave the session with a good idea of the budget required for your project and where VAT is applicable The fee for an hour s consultation with one member of the team is 80 VAT VAT at the standard rate will be added during the checkout process Should you wish to have a wider

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/product/PC1/publishing-consultation (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - Book typography: (almost) everything you need to know
    if so will they be fitted around the text or placed on separate pages Be creative and find a layout that captures the tone of your book Don t know where to start Do some research look at books that are of a similar genre to yours and try to pick out general conventions or aspects of the layout that you think suit your book Spacing Spacing has a huge impact on a text s readability Typesetting programmes allow you to adjust the amount of space between lines words and individual characters meaning that you can tailor your text to suit whichever typeface you ve decided to use When you adjust the size of your font you will also have to adjust the leading space between lines and tracking space between characters to avoid words becoming distractingly spaced out or illegibly close together When a text is justified as the vast majority of professionally published books are the amount of space between words varies from line to line This can be distracting as is interrupts the rhythm of reading There is no set way to deal with this problem as what works on one paragraph may look messy on another Sometimes moving a word onto the next line of text with a soft return will fix the problem other times you might need to loosen or tighten the tracking in an entire paragraph Hyphenating long words so that they fall over two lines can also create a neater more even paragraph There are is no blanket rule so it s important to take your time and find the best solution for each individual issue Typefaces With the seemingly endless number of typefaces available the problem is almost an abundance of choice Which typeface is right for you will depend on the nature of your book and on publishing conventions Most mainstream publishers will have a palette of typefaces they know work well and enhance readability There are two typeface families that you will come across the most while typesetting Serif typefaces have small strokes added to the basic letterform such as the classic Times New Roman or Garamond Typefaces without these the much used Arial and the notorious Comic Sans for instance are known as sans serif More elaborate families do exist but these are mostly display typefaces that are unsuitable for long texts Two key considerations when it comes to typeface choice are legibility and readability While many people use these words interchangeably they actually mean different things The legibility of a font refers to how easily characters can be deciphered while the readability is the ease at which the text as a whole can be read and understood A typeface s legibility and readability do not necessarily correspond with each other Sans serif typefaces are generally more legible than those with serifs but interestingly when it comes to large blocks of text serif fonts are more readable This is because the serifs create a baseline that guides the

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