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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. Since then, my team and I have supported the work of writers around the world and been honoured with various awards including the Prestige Award for Self-Publishing Specialists 2022/23 in London and the South-East (UK).

Based just outside Ipswich in Suffolk, we 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


"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

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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