Colour & Children’s Books

  • Standard

    The Standard package includes design and distribution. You’ll get a book that looks great and is available in paperback format in mainstream sales channels. This package is best for people who don’t need help with illustrations, editing or publicity.

  • Illustrated

    The Illustrated package takes it up a notch by offering up to eight illustrations. Your book will be available in paperback format to 39,000 booksellers and online retailers. You have the option to add hardcover, editing, or marketing support.

  • All-Inclusive

    The All Inclusive includes up to 16 illustrations. We design and distribute your book in paperback and hardcover format. We provide content and copy editing. Plus we develop a marketing plan, create an author website and write a press release.

Illustrated

Illustrated - Tellwell Talent

$2,499

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This package works well for kids books requiring up to eight illustrations. We design and distribute your book in paperback format. You can add on additional services such as editing, and hard cover design and distribution.

Includes:

Design
  • Professional design of your book’s front and back cover
  • Interior layout, proper formatting for print-on-demand*
  • Two revision rounds to incorporate your feedback on the cover and interior layout
  • Up to eight illustrations
Distribution
  • Distribution of your book in paperback format
  • Book sales on Amazon.com, Chapters.Indigo.ca and other online retailers
  • Availability to 39,000 booksellers including Chapters and independent bookstores**
  • ISBN
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)

Add more

  • Kids book edit: content and copy editing $500
  • Hard cover design and distribution: $250
  • Book marketing strategy, author website: see our Marketing Services

The Tellwell Advantage

  • We offer two distribution options and are the only Canadian company offering up to 100% royalties
  • We are 100% transparent about the talent working on your book
  • * While design is included for most books, design-intensive books (e.g. more than 25 images, charts, complexities) will require a quote.
  • ** For authors enrolling in Direct Distribution, after the first year, authors are responsible for the annual distribution fee charged by distributors, currently, only $12 USD per year to keep the book in distribution channels. This fee is covered in the Managed Distribution program.

You'll have the chance to choose your artistic collaborator for the packages below. Check our sample work by our illustrators here.

Multi-Book Discount for Kids Books: Two for $2,849 / Three books for $3,999

Package Features

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