Beth von Staats is on book tour and you can win free books!

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Posted by Tim Ridgway on July 6, 2015

Thomas Cranmer book tour We’re happy to announce that our author Beth von Staats is on virtual book tour this week, with stops at all the best historical websites. We’ll be giving away a copy of her book “Thomas Cranmer” at every stop on the tour, so make sure you follow along.

Today’s stop is at Queen to History – Beth discusses Thomas Cranmer’s relationship with the Boleyn Family

Posted by Tim Ridgway on June 24, 2015

Free book give-away. Yes. You heard right! Beth von Staats is going on a virtual book tour and at each stop we’ll be throwing in a free copy of her book “Thomas Cranmer in a Nutshell” which you can win!

6 July 2015
Anne Boleyn: From Queen to History
Guest article: Thomas Cranmer and the Boleyn Family

7 July 2015
Fear and Loathing in Tudor England blog
Deb Hunter interviews Beth.

8 July 2015
The Tudor Society
Guest article: Thomas Cranmer’s Everlasting Gift

9 July 2015
Kyra Kramer’s blog
Guest article: Four Fun Facts about Thomas Cranmer

10 July 2015
The Anne Boleyn Files
Claire Ridgway interviews Beth

11 July 2015
Guest article: The Tudor Odd Couple

12 July 2015
Beth talks about her top 5 Tudor figures.


As you may know, we’re becoming quite well known in the history publishing world – some of our books have rapidly become go-to reference books or best selling historical fiction.

Well, we’ve recently been working with two authors to create two children’s book series. Here’s the inside story…

Amy Licence – The “All about…” series

Westminster Abbey
Amy Licence is well known in the Tudor world as being an amazing historian. She’s written a number of books for adults which have been very well received. However, she wanted to bring history to a younger audience. Therefore, together with MadeGlobal Publishing, Amy has been writing a series of children’s books which we’re publishing under an “All About …” banner.

This series focuses on each of the kings and queens, starting with Richard III and ending with Elizabeth I. In all there will be seven books in this series. They’re going to be full colour and will have simple-to-understand text for young readers, plus more detailed information for parents to read aloud or for more able readers.

Of course, Amy Licence does some amazing research, so we’re excited that finally children will be able to appreciate the actual stories of these fascinating historical characters. Oh, and did we say that they will be stunningly illustrated too (just see the image of Westminster – lovely eh?).

Alan Wybrow – The “William” Series

William-KindlingGoing even younger with our readers, respected children’s book illustrator Alan Wybrow approached us to see if we’d help him to bring his character “William” to market. William is a young boy in the times of Henry VIII and what an adventure he’s going to have!

Alan is meticulous in his work, and he puts so much feeling into his illustrations. Yet they are perfectly accessible to even the youngest of children. Our hope is that “Tudor Mums, Dads and Grandparents” will enjoy reading these books with their children. They’ll be historically correct and most importantly a lot of fun.

It’s going to be a busy summer

With all this work going on, you’ll appreciate how much is going on here at MadeGlobal Publishing. We’ve also got a number of grown-up historical fiction books coming out soon … more about that in another post.

Posted by Tim Ridgway on May 27, 2015

To all our clients whose websites we host, please accept our apologies – the server is down and we’re working to get things back to normal again.

Posted by Tim Ridgway on May 19, 2015

If you buy Hunter S Jones’ new book “Phoenix Rising: A novel of Anne Boleyn” before 21st May 2015 then we’ll send you a link to a lovely “thank you” video from Hunter.


What do you need to do to receive this gift from Hunter?

Simply forward your Amazon purchase receipt to and we’ll send you back an email link. We WON’T add you to any mailing lists or send you any further marketing. It is a one-time-thing for this offer, and your email address will be kept 100% private.

SEND your Amazon purchase receipt to us and we’ll get the link to you as soon as we can!

Posted by Tim Ridgway on May 13, 2015


Author of “Phoenix Rising”, Hunter S. Jones, has a fascinating article entitled “Mystery, Secrets and Magic” on the Medievalists website. The book is available for pre-order on Amazon Kindle right now and we have some exciting news to announce on that matter later today!

Anyway, you should head over to their site to read it right now:

Phoenix Rising: A novel of Anne Boleyn


Recently, author Gareth Russell has been on Belfast’s “Weekly Review” radio show where he performed a scene from “The Immaculate Deception”, the sequel to “Popular”.(Both books published by MadeGlobal).

Here is the scene:

Gareth said “I had so much fun returning to the role of Cameron, with Joanne Law, Claire Handley, Emma Taylor and Rebecca Lenaghan reprising their roles as the novel’s leading ladies.”

gareth_russellLike Meredith, Cameron has been played by three different actors on stage – Gareth Russell in 2012, Robbie Dagher in “Popular” (2011) and David Paulin in “The Immaculate Deception” (2013).

You can also have listen to the whole show, hosted by the wonderful Rory Carson in this link and skip ahead to to listen to 47:30 for BT9y goodness.

You can find out more about Gareth and his books on his facebook page:
or his website:


We’re so pleased with our first ever pre-order book – “Phoenix Rising: A novel of Anne Boleyn” by Hunter S. Jones which was available for pre-order only 24 hours ago.

Would you believe that it is ranked #75 in the prestigious Literary Fiction > Historical section. That’s an incredible success which we hope will be even higher in the next few days as all the marketing kicks in.

What is even better is that this book truly deserves to do well. It is a completely different take on the sad events surrounding Anne Boleyn’s final hour before her execution. A great book. So, congratulations Hunter, and watch this space as we’ll be updating the news as the book continues its meteoric rise.

You can pre-order here