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Hot on the success of The Tudor Colouring Book by Ainhoa Módenes, MadeGlobal Publishing has more colouring books coming out later this year. First up we have a book written by Debra Bayani (Jasper Tudor) and illustrated by Dmitry Yakhovsky (The Shadow of the Cross) – The Wars of the Roses Colouring Book. This book is in the final stages of layout and is simply stunning. Packed with facts about the people and places which were important in the Wars of The Roses, and with beautiful pages to colour in, this book is perfect for history fans and for anyone who loves colouring.

Dmitry Yakhovsky is also going to be busy working on a book written by Claire Ridgway (The Fall of Anne Boleyn) and it is all about the life of Anne Boleyn – The Life of Anne Boleyn Colouring Book. As with our other colouring books, it will be full of facts and history, plus wonderful illustrations to colour.

And finally, in this, the big year for Mary, Queen of Scots, we have a colouring book underway which has historical facts written by Roland Hui (The Turbulent Crown) and also illustrated by Dmitry, The Mary, Queen of Scots Colouring Book. There’s a big film coming out about Mary, Queen of Scots, and we know that all history fans are going to love Roland’s attention to detail and the interesting topics of this book.

2018 – lots to look out for from MadeGlobal Publishing

Jan
15

Author and historian Philip Roberts (Whitehall Palace in a Nutshell and The Mary Rose in a Nutshell) will be speaking at Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich on Wednesday 17 January, at 2:00 pm

Philip is always great to hear live and his talks are both educational and entertaining. What’s even better … it’s FREE ENTRY! If you’re in the area, please go along and enjoy the talk, and say “hi” from us here at MadeGlobal Publishing.

Jan
12

We’ve been having great comments about Ainhoa Módenes and her “Tudor Colouring Book” – a launch she did locally was a great success and Ainhoa spent a lot of time explaining Tudor history to people … that’s got to be a good thing!

Before Christmas we ran a colouring competition and we’ve picked through the entries to select a winner…

Congratulations to Katherine for your winning colouring!

The winning entry

We’ll be sending out the prize shortly – Katherine wins all sorts of wonderful colouring prizes.

Did you miss this competition?

For those who missed this competition, we’ve very sorry. You can still send us photos of your colourings from “The Tudor Colouring Book” and we’ll put them onto our social media and website. Let the world see how amazing your colouring skills are!

You can get the book too!

The Tudor Colouring Book is available from all good bookshops including AMAZON.

Here are some of the other entries…

There are more colouring books coming soon too!

We’re also happy to announce that there are more colouring books in the pipeline, including “The Wars of The Roses Colouring Book” with wording by Debra Bayani, “The Life of Anne Boleyn Colouring Book” with wording by Claire Ridgway and “The Mary Queen of Scots Colouring Book” with wording by Roland Hui. Exciting news for history colouring book fans!

Jan
12
Posted by Administator on January 12, 2018

Toni Mount is in the papers with a great interview about her book “The Colour of Murder”.

Here’s the link to the article:
http://www.gravesendreporter.co.uk/news/welcome-return-for-author-s-medieval-investigator-foxley-1-5351888

Toni said, in the interview: “My aim is to bring dreary history to life. I’ve been teaching history to mature students since 1999 and the best comment from my classes, one-off talks is ‘I wish they’d taught history like this when I was at school’. I’m delighted to make the subject engaging, lively and amusing.”

Toni has done a wonderful job of bringing history to life with these medieval murder mysteries. Repeatedly people mention, in their reviews, that the realism is gripping. We can’t get enough of her writing!

You can get The Colour of Murder HERE

Jan
11
Posted by Administator on January 11, 2018

Fancy meeting author and historian Claire Ridgway? You can!

Claire is going on the amazing “Discover the Tudors” tour in September 2018 as one of the experts. This tour visits some incredible historical sites, and I know that any history lover would thoroughly enjoy this trip-of-a-life time. But I can’t really do it justice … have a look at this video from the tour organiser, Philippa from British History Tours.

You can find out dates and booking information here:
https://www.britishhistorytours.com/history-tours/discover-the-tudors

Claire hopes to see you there! BOOK NOW TO SAVE!

Thank you, as always, to the amazing Lil from Lil’s Vintage World for your amazing book reviews. We love how you actually read the books you review, and give us the good bits and the bad bits from books.

Claire Ridgway is #2 in 2017!

In Lil’s look back over 2017, we were blown away that Claire Ridgway’s book “The Fall of Anne Boleyn” takes second place! WOW!

3) Katherine Howard: The Tragic Story of Henry VIII’s Fifth Queen by Josephine Wilkinson
2) The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown by Claire Ridgway
1) To Bed with Grand Music by Marghanita Laski

In her review section on Claire’s book (starts at the 10:30 mark) Lil said “Please go and get this … it’s magnificent … Ta Da!”. What more can you say! That’s high praise indeed.

You can get The Fall of Anne Boleyn -> HERE

Well, on that high note, we’d like to thank Claire Ridgway, Lil from Lil’s Vintage World and also all of our amazing authors for making 2017 a book-filled year! Here’s to an exciting 2018!

Jan
04
Posted by Administator on January 4, 2018

Tim Ridgway, CEO of MadeGlobal Publshing, is always keeping a keen eye out for trends in the world of books. He often says that it is only by being flexible and responsive that publishers can continue to grow. It’s partly why the market share of the bigger publishers is being squeezed. Here are some of Tim’s thoughts on where books and publishing are heading in the coming year, and how this will affect authors in both the short and long term. Over to Tim…


This is NOT Tim…

What might happen in 2018 for book sales?

There have been some fascinating reviews of 2017 and predictions being made for 2018 about the world of books and publishing by some of the big players. One interesting point I’ve read is that now, unlike any other time in history, there will only ever be more books available for readers to buy. With print-on-demand and ebooks, books never ever have to go out of print. But what does that mean?
Basically, all new books from this point onwards will be competing with all other books ever published in the past. This is a completely sobering thought for both authors and publishers alike!

Amazon seems hell-bent on continuing to commoditise books and authors. With Kindle Unlimited, daily deals, countdown offers and the like, it’s easier than ever for a reader to stuff their e-book reader with more books than they can ever hope to read. Combine that with life’s growing pressures, continual on-line connectivity, social media and a multitude of non-book media subscriptions available (anyone heard of Netflix?!), we all have less time to actually read. The predictions are that it will become harder and harder to get people to buy single-copy books. I completely agree. What used to work incredibly well (publish a book) really is only just about working now. It won’t work at all in the future.

Amazon is amazing – their advertising mechanism is incredible, the platform is HUGE, and these days, many people only buy from them. But they’ve also been the victim of their own success, certainly in terms of the benefits that authors can get from a new book. Average authors are taking a smaller and smaller slice of the pie, and without doing something exceptional, there’s no guarantee at all that a book will even sell.

Is it all doom and gloom for authors?

It’s not the end of the world though. 2018 is truly going to be an incredible year for those who are willing to adapt to the rapidly changing face of books and readers. What will win out is “uniqueness”, “authenticity”, personal connections to readers and high quality (yes, this one has always been the case!).

So what is going to happen?

One other thing to come out of the things I’ve been reading is that audiobooks will be big in 2018! Yay! Basically, people find that they don’t have the time to sit and read a book anymore. Life is too packed with other things. But people are now finding that they can listen to an audiobook while doing something else (ironing, anyone?!). People still want to read books but don’t have time to do it. Audiobooks are the solution. Could be true… certainly, my wife has now taken to listening to books while eating her breakfast, running…

We have audiobooks by Toni Mount and Wendy J. Dunn soon to be on the market. Our other authors will be soon to follow.

Where does MadeGlobal stand in all of this?

At MadeGlobal, we continue to follow trends in books, marketing and publishing, to ensure that we are doing the best for our authors. We run mastermind meetings which our authors are invited to attend where tips and ideas are freely shared. All of our authors benefit from the shared knowledge.

Get the Raven’s Widow for 99p!

For any UK history lovers, we’re thrilled to announce that Adrienne Dillard’s book The Raven’s Widow is part of Amazon UK’s 12 Days of Christmas promotion…. it’s 99p on UK Kindle from 22 December until 2 January so don’t miss out this Christmas!

You can get the book in paperback from Amazon and all good bookshops, but if you want this amazing deal on the UK Amazon Kindle store, just click on this link:
http://getbook.at/ravenswidow

Jane Parker never dreamed that her marriage into the Boleyn family would raise her star to such dizzying heights. Before long, she finds herself as trusted servant and confidante to her sister-in-law, Anne Boleyn; King Henry VIII’s second queen. On a gorgeous spring day, that golden era is cut short by the swing of a sword. Jane is unmoored by the tragic death of her husband, George, and her loss sets her on a reckless path that leads to her own imprisonment in the Tower of London. Surrounded by the remnants of her former life, Jane must come to terms with her actions. In the Tower, she will face up to who she really is and how everything went so wrong.

Dec
18

Seamus is at #14!

Well done and huge congratulations to Seamus O’Caellaigh for hitting the top 20 with your book so quickly. Pustules, Pestilence and Pain is a stunning book about the health issues of Henry VIII, accompanied with many full-colour photographic recreations of the treatments used at the time.

It is fantastic to see this book doing so well and we’re thrilled for Seamus. Well done!


In Pustules, Pestilence, and Pain, historian Seamus O’Caellaigh has delved deep into the documents of Henry’s reign to select some authentic treatments that Henry’s physicians compounded and prescribed to one suffering from those ailments.

Packed with glorious full-colour photos of the illnesses and treatments Henry VIII used, alongside primary source documents, this book is a treat for the eyes and is full of information for those with a love of all things Tudor. Each illness and accident has been given its own section in chronological order, including first-hand accounts, descriptions of the treatments and photographic recreations of the treatment and ingredients.

OUT TODAY: Pustules, Pestilence and Pain: Tudor Treatments and Ailments of Henry VIII

On KINDLE and stunning FULL COLOUR PAPERBACK

Henry VIII lived for 55 years and had many health issues, particularly towards the end of his reign.

In Pustules, Pestilence, and Pain, historian Seamus O’Caellaigh has delved deep into the documents of Henry’s reign to select some authentic treatments that Henry’s physicians compounded and prescribed to one suffering from those ailments.

Packed with glorious full-colour photos of the illnesses and treatments Henry VIII used, alongside primary source documents, this book is a treat for the eyes and is full of information for those with a love of all things Tudor. Each illness and accident has been given its own section in chronological order, including first-hand accounts, descriptions of the treatments and photographic recreations of the treatment and ingredients.

GET THE BOOK HERE