Publishing Packages

Standard

Standard - Tellwell Talent

$1,499

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A good start to getting your paperback book into major distribution channels, with a professionally formatted layout and well-designed front and back cover. Polish your manuscript by adding copy editing. Interested in hardcover and ebook distribution? You can add those too.

Includes:

Design
  • Professional design of your book’s front and back cover
  • Interior layout and proper formatting for print-on-demand*
  • Two revision rounds to incorporate your feedback on the cover and interior layout
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

  • Copy editing for spelling and grammar: 2 cents per word
  • Ebook distribution: $250/channel
  • Hardcover edition and distribution: $250
  • Book Marketing strategy: $500

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

Standard Professional All-Inclusive Traditional
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Book marketing consultation and strategy checkmark x - checkmark x - checkmark x - checkmark x -
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Book Backgrounder checkmark x - checkmark x - checkmark x - checkmark x -
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Copy editing (75k) checkmark x - checkmark x - checkmark x - checkmark x -
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Back cover description editing checkmark x - checkmark x - checkmark x - checkmark x -