Words are important, so let's talk about yours.


Stay in complete financial and creative control over your manuscript and be assured of a unique 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 and I'm delighted to announce that we have just been honoured with the Prestige Award for Self-Publishing Specialists of the Year 2022 in London and the South-East.

Based just outside Ipswich in Suffolk, my team and I believe in a personal service, and you can be assured of our commitment to supporting you as a self-publishing author, where ever you are. We look forward to hearing from you!

Maddy Glenn, Softwood


"You will not get better than this company for any of your self-publishing needs. Thank you for being a part of my journey and I will be back next year with book two!"
Abi Pullen-Game
Author of Past Origins of East Anglia

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It's always better to talk to a real human being, so why not arrange a Zoom publishing consultation with one of our experts? 

It's a completely free, no-obligation service that we provide in order to help authors make the right decision. If you're in the Ipswich or Suffolk area, why not arrange an in-person chat with us?

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