I’m a simple soul who likes writing. I quite like people and know agents, publishers, editors, writers from big publishers, small publishers, independent and small presses, aspiring writers, independent and self-published writers, not to mention commentators, bloggers, tutors and booksellers.
As a recent arrival on the scene (2009), I’ve striven to learn as much as [...]
Unusually, it’s photos only today, but they are celebratory…
The SilverWood Books authors and publishing team at the Writing and Publishing Open Day in Bristol on 25 January 2015
We happy bunch - the ‘class photo’ from the Open Day at Foyles, Bristol that I wrote about here. I’m at the back [...]
Me with Debbie Young of Off the Shelf Book Promotions/The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi)
Foyles Bristol was the venue for joining up with around thirty other SilverWood Books authors, plus a crowd of writers eager to learn about getting their books to publication. The writing and publishing open day was brilliantly organised by [...]
Today, I’m delighted to welcome Helen Hart, publishing director at SilverWood Books. She has written novels under pseudonyms for Scholastic, Virgin Books, OUP and HarperCollins. One of her Young Adult novels, written as Maya Snow, was shortlisted for the Solihull Children’s Book Award 2010.
Helen was on the judging panel for the 2010 and 2011 [...]
Today, I’m delighted to welcome Geraldine Clouston, founder and president of IndieBRAG, an organisation whose mission is “to recognize quality on the part of authors who self-publish both print and digital books.”
One fearsome, but in a way reassuring, statistic is that IndieBRAG rejects 90% of books that it considers. Not quite two years old, [...]