supported self-publishing $480 USD

You keep ownership of everything but have access to our expertise. You get quality print options without requiring upfront investment. You have the little details handled properly without needing to become an expert. You receive 100% of your royalties without needing to lift a finger. Our platform is the modern, smart way to print and sell your book and that's why we call it smart-publishing.


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about this service

Once we have designed your book and cover, what next? If you want an easy way to sell your title but one where you still call the shots, then our smart-publishing package is the right option for you. Below you'll find:

  • how POD works
  • what's included in our service
  • print calculator
  • the next steps

So for quality printing without the investment, global distribution to all the major retailers, total control with advice when you need it and an easy-to-use platform to see your sales and royalties, take a look around. And if there's anything else you want to know, just ask!

how POD works

what's included in our service

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All books sold through retailers need an ISBN to identify them. This is placed on your copyright page, as a barcode on the back cover and is pushed to retailers as part of the metadata for your title. Publish with our Wordzworth imprint and we will assign your book one of our ISBNs. If you want to use your own ISBN that's also fine but you will need to register yourself as the publisher with your national ISBN agency such as Nielsen or Bowker in order to buy these.

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Proof copy

The cost for printing and shipping one proof is included in this package. All proofs are done with express printing and shipping to arrive within a week. It is so important to see a printed proof of your book before pushing it into distribution. Here you have the opportunity to see the ink colors, the cover finish and the binding as well as spotting those last few edits. Further proof copies are charged at $48 USD.

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Print management

We do not print books ourselves, we use Ingram who have print factories in the US, UK and Australia. They offer print-on-demand which is a brilliant all-in-one print and distribution solution. Once a book is ordered, it is printed and shipped directly to the customer. No stock, no investment, no warehousing, no waste. We have years of experience working with the Ingram processes and an excellent relationship with our representatives. They provide the highest quality print-on-demand around and a wide range of papers, trim sizes and binding types. Use our calculator to see how much your book will cost to print.

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Book orders

Once approved, your book is for sale on our site within 24 hours. As the author you can then buy cost-price copies and select from a range of print and shipping speeds. You can also send customers to buy the book from us directly at your list price. Deposit libraries will sometimes request copies of new titles. For books with our imprint we handle this, if you have used your own imprint you will need to provide these.

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Metadata handling

Every title needs good metadata. This data includes things like the book synopsis, author bio and recommended pricing you wish to send to retailers along with your files. With this package we provide access to our Authorzone where you can see all the details about your titles and set your metadata. Our help section provides tips and guidance on how to complete everything in order to make your retail listings as good as they can be.

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Global distribution

One year of distribution is included in this package. Your title is broadcast to a network of retailers including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Chapters, Book Depository and Ingram in the US, UK, Australia and Europe. Books will typically start to appear for sale in 2-4 weeks depending on the retailer. Further years of distribution are charged at $48 USD a year.

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Royalty processing

We pay you 100% of the royalties for every book sale you make. Sales data is processed into your Authorzone once a month so you can see where any new sales have been made. There is then a four month delay before receiving the royalties for those sales as money is collected from retailers in order to be paid out to you. This delay is standard across the whole industry.

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Simple contract

We have no old-fashioned printed contract for you to sign. We just ask that you have read our smart-publishing help page and click to accept our terms. Essentially, you own the rights and responsibilities for all material published, our agreement is not exclusive and you can cancel at any time, you must not use our ISBN to publish elsewhere and all publishing package fees are non-refundable.

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Please note that books will be printed at the US, UK or Australian print factory nearest to your location. All book orders are therefore priced in USD, GBP or AUD.

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next steps

Got questions? Of course you do, there's so much to think about when publishing a book! Luckily, after ten years in the business we know what we're doing. So whether you want to discuss printing, book prices, production or timescales just get in touch and let's talk.

Ready to go? Great. Now visit our contact page ask for smart-publishing and we'll issue a quotation to get started.