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Stay in complete financial and creative control over your manuscript and be assured of a bespoke and professional finish. Our award-winning team of editors, designers, printers, and marketers take pride in delivering a personal service that gives your book the best opportunity to succeed.


"What sells a book sells a book, same in traditional or self-publishing"
Joni Rodgers

Hi, I'm Maddy...

I am, quite simply, passionate about writing and self-publishing and have been for as long as I can remember!

I founded Softwood in 2017 to support the writing and publishing journeys of authors who wanted to stay in control of their manuscripts. Since then, my team and I have provided support to writers worldwide from Melbourne to Manchester, and Texas to Tokyo. 

Our self-publishing expertise has just been recognized for the second year in a row by the Prestige Award for Self-Publishing Specialists in London and the South-East (UK).

Based in near Ipswich in Stowmarket, Suffolk, we believe in a completely bespoke and personal service. You can be assured of our commitment to supporting you as a self-publishing author, wherever you are in the world.  Contact us today for a chat - we'd love to support your writing journey!

Maddy Glenn, Director of Softwood Self-Publishing
"I would highly recommend Softwood's services for anyone wanting to self-publish but doesn't know where to begin! Maddy and the team take you through what you need to do step by step."
Sadie Jade
Author of The Vegan Lifestyle Journal

Our services

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Writers Coaching


Cover Design

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Free Book Listings

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Interior Design

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Print on demand

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