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Founded in 1999, WordSharp is an author services company with staff having decades of experience in editing, proofreading, formatting and conversion. We have a team of skilled editors, each with his or her own field of experience, and a group of formatters, designers and cover experts, ensuring that you have everything you need. Working with the utmost care, efficiency, accuracy and professionalism, we give our full attention to every manuscript.
Take a look at our author services to decide what you need to help make your manuscript a reality. With editing, formatting, image and graphic layout, PDF creation, cover creation, and a world of specialized publishing knowledge, We can help you with everything you need to self-publish. If you have any questions regarding our services, please don't hesitate to contact us, or ask for a free sample with no obligation.
Services can include:
♦ Proofreading your book
♦ Editing your book
♦ Designing the internal format of your manuscript
♦ Designing your book cover for print and ebook formats
♦ Converting your manuscript for ebook/Kindle publication
♦ Providing low cost ISBN registration and maintaining
♦ Library of Congress (LCCN) registration (no extra charge)
♦ U.S. government copyright registration (no extra charge)
We get your manuscript ready for publishing. The service includes spacing of text appropriate for the style of the manuscript, paragraph indenting, chapter breaks, page numbering and page headers using custom fonts in any style requested. A title page, a copyright page and table of contents are inserted along with any other preliminary pages required (e.g., acknowledgments, dedication). During the formatting process, we remove any incorrect formatting such as extraneous carriage breaks, manual double spacing, poorly formatted tabs and line breaks caused by hyphens. The manuscript can be set to whatever size you require with margins and gutters set at the correct dimensions for printing in that size. The format is done to your specifications by our layout experts. We have thousands of fonts to choose from for your book title and text. Trim sizes include pocket book, digest (5.5 x 8.5), A5, US trade (6 x 9), royal, crown quarto, small square, large hardcover, A4, large square, US letter and landscape.
We offer single-image covers with title and author for digital publishing at a cost of $120. These are suitable for Kindle of ePub books. You must provide the image for the cover art.
We offer single-image front cover, single-image back cover, spine and all text for print books at a cost of $240. You must provide the images for the cover art.
ISBN Generation and Maintenance
We offer single ISBN registration for just $50. This is 1/3 the price of Bowkers.*
*We do not resell ISBNs. We are the publisher of record.
Get your EAN barcode generated free when you register an ISBN through us, (a $25 value).
ePub or Kindle Conversion
Kindle Conversion or ePub Conversion A flat fee applies for each conversion; depending on the manuscript size and complexity — typically $85.
Want your book on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and iBook in less than a week? Go digital. Extraneous commands in a Word document or PDF can make a digital book look horrible. We strip out all of the extraneous materials in your file and make your book look beautiful when viewed on an Amazon Kindle, DX, Fire, Paperwhite, Voyage, Barnes & Noble's Nook, Apple iPad or any digital e-reader.
What we need from you
• your manuscript in MS Word format
• your high resolution images
What you receive from us
• Mobi file ready for upload to Kindle Direct Publishing
• ePub file ready for upload to Lulu, Barnes & Noble and others
With purchase, receive a FREE PDF file of your book suitable for upload to Lulu, CreateSpace and others.
ePub or Kindle Manuscript Formatting
Calculate rates here (~1/2 cent per word)
books with few internal images and without tables, charts, or figures
The service includes spacing of text appropriate for the style of the manuscript, paragraph indenting, chapter breaks, page numbering and page headers using custom fonts in any style requested. A title page, a copyright page and table of contents are inserted along with any other preliminary pages required (e.g., acknowledgments or dedication). During the formatting process, we remove any incorrect formatting such as extraneous carriage breaks, manual double spacing, poorly formatted tabs and line breaks caused by hyphens. The format is done to your specifications by our layout experts including margins and gutters set at the correct dimensions. We have thousands of fonts to choose from for your book title and text.
Advanced ePub or Kindle Manuscript Formatting and Layout Services
Appropriate manuscripts for this service include, but are not limited to, those that include many images, charts, tables, figures or other special formatting. Images will need to be sent separately from the text in JPEG, TIFF or GIF format. The images can be resized and compressed and will be inserted into the manuscript where indicated by the author. This service does not include the creation of artwork or securing the rights to artwork or images, but it does include resizing and positioning them to obtain the best overall design. The service includes providing the best layout for picture captions, sidebars, and any information outside the main body of the text.
The service also includes the insertion and formatting of a table of contents, footnotes or endnotes should they be required and conversion to PDF.
The cost of this service depends upon the size of the manuscript, the quantity of images and/or graphics to be included, and effort necessary to design and create the final ready-to-print manuscript. Please contact us for a free, no-obligation quote.
WordSharp and its agents accept no liability for insertion of any images you do not own or have permission to use.
The digital manuscript format and advanced digital manuscript format and layout services can be purchased in conjunction with an edit or as stand-alone services. If purchased without an edit, the price quoted is for a manuscript of up to 80,000 words. For larger word counts, please check with us about the rate.
Documents requiring expedited turnaround will incur a rush charge. For "per word" services, the charge is usually an additional 1 cent/word.
We Work in Your Currency
We send receipts in every currency and we invoice in the following currencies:
New Zealand Dollars
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Instant Cost Quote
Determine the number of words in your project using the word count feature in your word processor. Enter the number (without commas) in one or more of the boxes below to calculate your cost for the service.
Proofreading and editing
Citation style formatting, print manuscript formatting, or digital manuscript formatting
I was very impressed with the self-publishing services. Extremely fast, priced affordably. Took away the heavy burden off my shoulders. I’ve spent a great deal of time asking friends to review my work but the job was never done well. Would highly suggest your company to others. -Owen
This is not the first time I’ve used the self-publishing services. If you need to have a flawless ebook, you MUST use WordSharp! Very satisfied with the service. i’ll also ask for more advice later on. Really enjoy using them. -Zoe
Since the self-publishing service was cheap, I told myself, let’s go for it. Most helpful and friendly crew. Customer service is very nice. I love my manuscript now. Keep up the good work! :D -Gabriel
I tend to read what I meant to say instead of what’s on the page. Corrections they made were amazing. And objective feedback and review! Will use this self-publishing service again if I ever get back to my second novel. Result was better than good. -Henry
I can’t proofread. I've tried about a half dozen services before and these guys are the only ones I trust. People are helpful and the proofreading is done in a timely manner. Absolutely recommended. Expert advice, responsiveness, and customer service are unmatched. Appreciate your self-publishing services on my book manuscript including the prompt return time, helpful comments, and cost. -Jayden
When you become desperate, all you can do is trust. Will definitely use the service again. The staff was very helpful and fast. Like seeing their honest feedback about my book. Proofreaders are great and do a good job. -Hannah
Needed an ebook edited for flow, grammar and overall copyediting. I am ecstatic with the work of my proofreader. Finished the proofreading quickly and even added a few good suggestions. Now I can publish my workbook with confidence. Woohoo, Charlie and the team. -Layla
They turned it around for me really fast. Will use them again. A high quality proofreading service. Somehow understood my inner feelings on certain sentences. Once again, they provided excellent self-publishing results. -Dillan
Second time using your self-publishing service. Worked on every single small detail. Very impressed and will send my materials to them in the future. Like the flexibility of their hours. Produce great quality insights. :)
After doing samples with a bunch of editors, your advice seemed the most useful. You did the best job with my book. Is that normal for you to find so many errors? I was positive I had checked everything really well. The book is ready to submit to publishers now. You need to work your magic on the book I’m currently writing too. Your service is brilliant.
You edited my book. And you got finished ahead of schedule. It’s great that you kept me up to date during the process. I expected that. The editor did a great job. Your turnaround time was so fast, which was a major concern for me and your rates were really fair and really worth it. I wholeheartedly recommend you to anyone who wants value, quick turnaround and nice people.
You did an awesome job. Are you the person that I need to go through to get a professional book cover for print and e-book and an ISBN number?