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Wordzworth Publishing

supported self-publishing package $480 USD

Publish your book with Wordzworth! Choose our supported self-publishing package and have every aspect of your book production, printing, logistics and distribution handled for you. Let our experts help with everything from selecting papers, bindings and cover finishes to book pricing, retail listings and gathering royalties. Just focus on your marketing and watch your royalties roll in through our online platform.

Understanding print-on-demand

Your book will be listed with every major online retailer including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Chapters and Waterstones. When a copy is sold, your book is printed, bound and shipped to fulfil the order. This modern print-on-demand technology is a superb option for self-publishers as it completely removes the need for any big upfront investment. No need for a large initial print-run or to pay warehousing costs — each time a book is ordered, it is simply printed at the nearest print factory, how clever is that!

Know what you're buying

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We assign you a Wordzworth ISBN. This is a unique identification number required for your title to go into distribution. See What is an ISBN? for further details. It is included on your copyright page and we use it to create a barcode for your back cover. We can also obtain CIP number upon request.

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Complete print management

We manage the production of your book through our print-on-demand digital print partners. POD means no stock, books are just printed and shipped to order. Use our calculator to see what a copy of your book will cost to print. If there are any changes to production costs you will be notified by email. POD is an industrial process with a tolerance of 0.0625in (1/16in). In the unlikely event you receive a book outside of this tolerance, please provide a photo within two days and we will take this up with our printer.

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A single proof copy

Your package includes a printed copy of your book to review before approving for distribution. We always recommend a printed proof this as typos and other issues tend to be much easier to spot in print, and color finishes will always look slightly different to the way they appear on screen. Proofs take around 1 week to print and ship to your address. Further printed proofs will charged at a flat fee of $48 USD.

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Book ordering

When your book is finished it will be available to buy on our website within 24 hours. The author can buy copies at cost price, wholesalers can purchase 10+ copies at wholesale price and everyone else can buy the book at RRP. POD books are printed to order so once an order has been placed it cannot be refunded or canceled. Books are printed and shipped from the nearest factory to your order in the US, UK or Australia and take around 1–2 weeks to arrive depending on selected shipping options.

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Listing with all major online retailers

Your book will be pushed out to 39,000 online global book retailers including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Chapters, Waterstones, Baker & Taylor, Bertram Books, Blackwell, Book Depository, and Ingram. Please see here for a more extensive list. It typically takes 2-4 weeks for a title to appear available to buy on these sites. Some retailers, like Amazon, may purchase their own stock to fulfil orders faster and titles may show as 'out of stock' in the interim. In the meantime copies can be purchased from The Wordzworth Bookshelf immediately. Books can also be ordered by 'bricks and mortar' stores but the store decides whether to purchase stock. First year of distribution included, future years charged at $40 USD a year.

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Royalty handling

Wordzworth pay you 100% of your book royalties. For each book sold you get paid the wholesale price less the production costs. There is a 4 month delay before your first royalty payment to allow all retailers time to aggregate monies. Royalties are then paid via PayPal around the 15th of each month. If your balance is under $20 USD we will roll this to payment in the following month.

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Access to the Wordzworth AuthorZone

Here you can review and edit all your book details and metadata. As the author you can place orders for your book at cost price at any time. This is also where you go to see all the information on your book sales. Monthly book sales data is processed in the first week of the following month. Sales with major retailers will be itemised and the rest aggregated.

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Registrations and library deposits

We handle the bibliographic registration of book metadata with all major global book databases including Nielsen and Bowker. Copies of your book will be printed and shipped as required by various deposit libraries including Library of Congress and British Library.

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Change management

One big advantage to POD is that when any changes are made to your book, the new version can then be pushed out and be on sale within a week. In this case design changes and print file re-submission fees will apply for each file so it is a good idea to wait until you have a good few changes to make together. In addition, please note that any retailers that have already purchased stock copies will sell these off first before your new version.

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All the rights to all your material

Wordzworth claims absolutely no rights to the copyright or editorial content of your material. And if you ever decide to publish elsewhere are also not tied down in any way, we just ask that you give us sufficient notice so we can halt distribution and update some administrative details. If we have published your book we may include your name and book in our promotional materials. Please just let us know if you would prefer us not to do this.

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Help and support

Wordzworth provides supported self-publishing giving you access to our design, print and distribution experts for assistance in all aspects of your publishing journey. This includes answering questions like how to price your book or understanding book publishing timescales.

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Add $320 USD for extra print format

If your main format is paperback, add a hardback as an extra print format. Includes first year of distribution and an additional ISBN as required for each new format. Future years of distribution are charged at $40 USD a year.

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Add $240 USD for ebook distribution

Includes first year of distribution and an additional ebook ISBN. eBooks are distributed for all major devices via the four major e-retailers: Amazon (Kindle), Apple (iPad, iPhone), Barns & Noble (Nook) and Google (Android devices). Your ebook ISBN must be different to your print book ISBN in order to distribute your epub file. Future years of distribution are charged a $80 USD a year.

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Add $480 USD for litho print management

If you need over 500 books or have some more unusual production requirements then Batch production maybe a better or cheaper option. In this case please speak to us so we can gather quotes and samples to find the best solution for your project. Batch printed books will be listed and sold by Amazon-only, any book warehousing costs will be charged separately.

Print calculator

Our blog can provide help on choosing the right inks, paper, binding and trim size for your specific book type. You can then use our calculator to find out what your book will cost to print. You will need to know this in order to set the list price for your book.

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