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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 expertise in independent publishing continues to be recognised with recent nominations for the Suffolk Small Business Awards 2023/24, and the winning of the Prestige Awards 'Self-Publishing Specialists in London and the South East' for the second year in a row.

Based 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 an independent author, wherever you are in the world. Contact us today for a chat - we'd love to make publishing work for you!


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Self-Publishing business award winners
"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

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Writers Coaching


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Print a stock

Book on Table

Interior Design

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