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 create a book backgrounder 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, book backgrounder and marketing outreach.

All-Inclusive

All-Inclusive - Tellwell Talent

$4,999

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The All-Inclusive takes your manuscript to the next level by adding copy editing, an editorial evaluation and an author website. The editorial evaluation highlights strengths and weaknesses in your manuscript and suggests how it could be improved. Copy editing adds a professional polish by fixing mistakes. An author website helps build a brand, create a fan base and market your book!

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, and OverDrive
  • Amazon Look-Inside
  • 3 ISBNs (paperback, hardcover, ebook)
Marketing
  • Book marketing consultation provides you with Tellwell's 20 page marketing guide, a 5 page custom strategy and the design of a book backgrounder
  • A ready to send press release to let people know about your book
  • A targeted media list to generate publicity
  • Author website
Editing
  • Editorial evaluation
  • Copy editing up to 75,000 words (additional word count at 2 cents per word)
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

  • Substantive edit (1.5 cents a word when added to copy editing)
  • Marketing outreach by our book marketing consultant ($1500)

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.

Package Features

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