Publishing Packages

  • Standard

    A graphic designer will compose your book’s front and back cover and layout your interior. There are two revision rounds for each to incorporate your feedback. This package includes comprehensive paperback distribution to 39,000 booksellers worldwide.

  • Professional

    Included are cover design and interior layout, as well as distribution in paperback, hardcover and the major ebook platforms. We help craft your book marketing strategy. We’ll also write a press release and provide a targeted media list to help you get started!

  • All-Inclusive

    Everything in the Professional package, plus an editorial evaluation, copy editing up to 75,000 words and we’ll build you an author website. The All-Inclusive takes your book to the next level with professional copy editing to avoid embarrassing grammar errors that result in bad reviews.

  • Traditional

    It’s called the Traditional as this package gives your book a similar treatment to that of a traditional publisher. This includes three rounds of editing: content, copy editing and a post-layout proofread. Our full marketing support includes an author website, press release and marketing outreach.

Traditional

Traditional - Tellwell Talent

$8,999

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The Traditional is our most comprehensive package designed to produce the highest quality product. You get the support of a five person team - a project manager, graphic designer, editor, proofreader and marketing consultant. We included our full editorial and marketing services to make your book the absolute best it can be. This includes a content edit, copy edit and final proofread to catch 99% of mistakes. With the Traditional, we also go the extra mile and execute marketing outreach on your behalf. That means selling your story to media outlets to generate publicity, help to get your book reviewed and get it on bookshelves. This is the full publishing treatment that will go a long way to your success!

Includes:

Design
  • Professional design of your book’s front and back cover
  • Interior layout, proper formatting for print-on-demand and ebooks*
  • Two revision rounds to incorporate your feedback on the cover and interior layout
Distribution
  • Distribution of your book in paperback and hardcover to 39,000 booksellers including Chapters and independent bookstores
  • Book sales on Amazon.com, Chapters.Indigo.ca and other online retailers
  • Expanded ebook distribution including Kindle, Kobo, Nook, iBooks, Google Books and OverDrive
  • Amazon Look-Inside
  • 3 ISBNs (paperback, hardcover, ebook)
Marketing
  • Book marketing consultation and strategy and 20-25 page strategy document
  • A ready to send press release to let people know about your book
  • A targeted media list to generate publicity
  • Author website
  • Marketing outreach – we’ll do the work of getting you publicity and reviews
Editing
  • Substantive edit (content & copy) up to 75,000 words. Additional word count at 3.5 cents a word.
  • Post-layout proofread to catch 99% of mistakes
Printing
  • Automatic printing and fulfillment of all book orders
  • Printer-direct ordering which means we don’t mark-up print-on-demand costs like most other companies (which reduces your royalty and forces you to price your book higher)

The Tellwell Advantage

  • We are the only Canadian company to offer 100% net royalties across all distribution channels
  • We are 100% transparent about the talent working on your book
  • We guide you, step-by-step, through the publishing process
  • We are a Canadian company focused on helping Canadian authors
  • * While design is included for most books, design-intensive books (e.g. more than 25 images, charts, complexities) will require a quote
  • ** After the first year, authors are responsible for the annual distribution fee, currently only $12 USD

Package Features

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