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.

Traditional

Traditional - Tellwell Talent

$9,499

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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, book reviewers, bookstores and any other relevant organizations, to help you connect with your target market.

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
  • Your marketing consultant will provide you with Tellwell's 20 page marketing guide, an hour-long marketing consultation, a 5 page custom strategy and design a book backgrounder
  • A targeted media list to generate publicity
  • Tellwell's basic author website
  • Marketing outreach level 2 – we'll help you gain exposure for your book
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 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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