Boldwood is an award-winning independent, global fiction publishing house launched in February 2019, with its first titles published in August 2019.

The company has published over 200 titles, signed over 67 authors and sold over 5 million books across the world.

Based on the principles of a true partnership with authors and team members it guarantees global publishing in all formats – ebook, audiobook; digital and physical, and print – on the same publication day across all English language territories.  All the authors are signed on multi-book deals reflecting the Boldwood commitment to building author careers with every title receiving guaranteed paid digital advertising.

We are publishing the very best in commercial fiction across crime and thriller, women’s fiction, romance, historical fiction, saga and reading group fiction.  The list showcases exciting debuts alongside established bestselling authors with both frontlist and backlist.

Founded by a team with over 50 years success in fiction publishing, Boldwood is innovative but experienced, fearless but responsible, and lots of fun!

We were delighted to be named Publisher of the Year at the RNA Awards in 2021. We were also the recipient of the Nick Robinson Newcomer of the Year Award at the Independent Publishing Awards in 2020.

Our Latest Books

Blood Ties

Heather Atkinson

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The Golden Girls’ Getaway

Judy Leigh

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Winging It

Emma Murray

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From the Boldwood Blog

The Secret Babies of Dachau by Jina Bacarr

Nothing is more heartbreaking than holding a newborn baby in your arms and it doesn’t cry. The anguish, holding your breath while you wait for that first sign of life, the tears that fall upon your cheeks as you pray for that lovely, beautiful cry. Then… a burst from...

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An Interview with Ross Greenwood

An Interview with Ross Greenwood

How long did it take you to come up with the idea for the latest DI Barton storyline and where did the inspiration come from? It’s quite tricky to think of new ideas because there are about 400,000 books a year published. I wanted to do something different, so I used...

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Beauty on Ration – How The Tobacco Girls coped

Beauty on Ration – How The Tobacco Girls coped

‘Keep young and beautiful it’s your duty to be beautiful, Keep young and beautiful if you want to be loved…' The lines of that old song had to have been written by a man. The tobacco girls liked to look their best but with the advent of war cosmetics, clothes and even...

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In Praise of Older Women – Sisters Behaving Badly

Even these days, a lot of people dismiss older women. And they really shouldn’t. A lot of us still have a zest for life, a willingness to learn and an appetite for travel. Many of us have reasonable health, some disposable income and the time to take advantage of...

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Dissolution: The Inspiration Behind Murder at the Abbey

Dissolution: The Inspiration Behind Murder at the Abbey

Cleeve Abbey and Henry VIII At historic Cleeve Abbey you can mount the ancient stairs into the monk’s dormitory, stand on the site where the monks’ latrine was situated, and enjoy the calm of the central cloister. Libby Forest and the members of the Exham on Sea...

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Featured Authors

Tracey Emerson

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Samantha Tonge

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Helen Rolfe

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Erin Litteken

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Debbie Howells

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Chrissie Walsh

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Catherine Coles

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Heather Atkinson

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Emma Murray

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News from Boldwood Books

Seven more authors to Boldwood as the company passes the milestone of 5 million copies sold

Posted on: November 24, 2021

Seven more authors to Boldwood as the company passes the milestone of 5 million copies sold Boldwood is delighted to announce the acquisition of seven more authors – bringing the total number of writers on the list to 67. The seven new authors represen …

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For Boldwood’s second publishing birthday the company welcomes new team member and announces further author acquisitions 

Posted on: July 6, 2021

Boldwood is marking two years of publishing on August 1st and ahead of that milestone it is delighted to announce further team expansion and the acquisition of seven more authors – bringing the total number of writers on the list to 60. Tara Loder has …

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Boldwood welcomes new team member and announces further author acquisitions

Posted on: May 6, 2021

Boldwood is delighted to announce the arrival of Claire Fenby as its Digital Marketing Manager, and its most recent author acquisitions, as it reaches the milestone of three million books sold. Claire joins from One More Chapter and will be managing al …

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Boldwood announces further author acquisitions after successful first year of trading

Posted on: March 5, 2021

Boldwood announces further author acquisitions after successful first year of trading   Boldwood is delighted to announce its most recent author acquisitions – bringing the total number of writers on its list to 50. This comes after its first full …

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