About Us

Tellwell Talent does business differently. We give authors the best deal in the industry.

  • We are the only Canadian company to offer 100% net royalties.
  • We are the only Canadian self-publishing company which is transparent about the talent working on your book.
  • We don’t mark-up printing costs, unlike most other companies.

Located in Victoria, British Columbia, Tellwell was named 10 to Watch by Douglas Magazine in 2015 and was a finalist for Viatec’s Startup of the Year.

We are an experienced and friendly team of publishing professionals who want to give authors an exceptional self-publishing experience. We know the industry can be confusing, we are here to guide you through it every step of the way. Your work is personal and a labour of love. We work with you to understand your vision and bring it to life.

Read what our authors have said about us.

We hope to work with you. If you have any questions, get in touch: 1.888.415.1541.

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Publishing a book is a team effort – get to know us by reading our profiles below.

The Tellwell Team

Tim Lindsay

Tim Lindsay

Founder & CEO

Tim has more than a decade of experience in media and publishing. He has helped over 350 authors understand the self-publishing industry, helping them develop and execute a plan with the help of editors, designers and marketers.

He understands writing a book is a labour of love for authors, and his mission is to make the publishing process enjoyable, informative and easy. Tellwell brings together a creative and talented team on each book, adding a personal approach so authors feel supported every step of the way.

Tim founded Tellwell in January 2015 to give authors a better self–publishing experience. He found larger companies don’t give the best deal when it comes to royalties and printing rates, and they are often not transparent about who is designing and editing each book.

Tellwell gives authors 100% net royalties (“net” means after the retailer and printer take their share), without marking up the printing cost. That means Tellwell is objective and neutral when advising authors how to best distribute and sell books.

Tim is excited to work alongside a wonderfully talented team at Tellwell and is proud of the books published.