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 handpicked 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. Too often I hear horror stories from writers who have been taken in by bold publishing contracts and realise they've lost more than they've gained. 

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!



"A really professional and personal service. The package is tailored to your needs with very friendly and responsive communication all along the way. I can really recommend Softwood without reservation."
Fiona Knox
Author of Sooty's Big Adventure

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Our services

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Writers Coaching


Cover Design

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Free Book Listings

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Softwood Courses

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Interior Design

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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