If asked to describe Tellwell Talent in one word, I would say INTEGRITY.
As a first time author, I sourced several publishing companies including Tellwell Talent before signing on with them. I was guarded and feared I would be taken advantage of. Hidden and undisclosed information could potentially translate to disappointment and shattered dreams. But with the team at Tellwell, dreams really do come true. My dream came true.
Tellwell champions the aspirations of an author to succeed. When it comes to fairness, transparency, excellence and yes, an abundance of TALENT in publishing, Tellwell wrote the book.
From the beginning, when I was first trying to figure out the basics of self publishing, Tellwell has been fantastic. They’ve got a great team and I’ve got to know many of them. I’ve worked with Jen, one of their editors, and she’s been amazing – not just fixing my grammar, but giving me suggestions on plot and character development that have greatly improved my novel. I’m currently working with Francesca on marketing. “Frankie” got me involved in Goodreads, set up a website for me and suggested some review services for self-published authors. As result of her ideas and initiatives, “The Librarian” received a 5/5 rating on IndieReader and was featured on The Huffington Post. Frankie has done far more than just marketing. She regularly updates me on sales figures and website hits and we talk once a week or so to discuss marketing and any other questions or issues I have. It’s like having a business partner and it’s been rewarding and fun. So much so, that Tellwell is now editing my second novel “Songs for Lucy.”
Finding Tellwell was like magic. They were the only publisher that met my needs. The initial pricing was fair and reasonable and they never tried to up-sell the package. Every member of staff I spoke to from the CEO to my representative, showed genuine interest in my book, gave me excellent advice every step of the way. Every promise was kept from our initial discussion to timelines. And the cover, oh my goodness, I could not believe what an incredible job they did for the cover. I thought the designer had climbed into my head it was so much like what I had imagined it to be.
I can’t recommend them enough. From first contact through to completion, Tellwell was great to work with. I appreciated the quick helpful responses to my questions- and there were plenty of them. What began as a daunting project ended with a book I am proud to make available to the world. Thanks Tellwell.
Tellwell helped me to take that extra step in going forward and having my book published. Tim answered so many questions for me, and Erin was absolutely amazing. When a person is publishing a book for the first time, it is scary and exciting. There is so much to learn and Tellwell was a huge blessing. They were very patient with me and that meant a lot. Thank you soooo much for the amazing service. The editor was amazing. My grammar was horrid and I learned a lot with all the corrections I needed to make.
I am grateful to have found Tellwell. You have a great team of professionals and I am thankful for working alongside such committed people. What a great book it turned out to be! It’s a great product and I really hope to take it places. I’m a big fan of paying as little as possible for an investment to ensure a greater return. I appreciate your heads up on my package’s discount, the flexible payment schedule, and the 100% net royalties. It was like buying a triple-A bond at a discount (refer to pages 67-70).
I was completely happy with Tellwell. Communication was immediate, I worked with one person for the entire process, my tentative suggestions for design were acted on quickly and surpassed my expectations, and in all categories I would give these folks a ten-out-of-ten assessment.
After searching for a publisher through literary horror stories online of scams and high pricing I found Tellwell. I am very pleased with the whole process and the personal treatment. There is a lot of work to get your work published and a lot that requires working together. The staff were always prompt and kind and genuinely interested. The final cover design is unique . As I am often asked who is the publisher, I am pleased to promote Tellwell.
I thought working with you guys that you were good but I made a mistake, you guys are GREAT!!! I love the interior design… no actually I love everything and I am very impressed by the cover. Thanks to you and the whole team you guys made my day.
I LOVE IT! I LOVE IT!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!! I just finished going over the layout. I am really happy with Jordan’s work! And yes, you were reading my mind, I want him included in the acknowledgements.
First of all let me thank you so much for your editing and comments. You have clearly reviewed my story in great detail and with sensitivity.
Tellwell has been such a great help from start to finish. The team I’m working with have been really receptive to everything that I’ve wanted and have given amazing feedback. Liviu did a fantastic job with the book cover design. I’m just so glad that I’ve been with you guys on this massive journey.
Taking a risk and choosing Tellwell Publishing was a great experience. The entire team…were all professional, prompt, and friendly. I never felt apprehensive when all communication was handled immediately. I am extremely pleased and…sales are now beginning to reflect the quality of their talent. Everything about the book was beyond my expectations. I love the completed book and am proud to see it on the shelf of neighbourhood bookstores. The marketing instructions were very helpful and there were many excellent ideas. The creating of the author website was professionally designed and easy to update. Having the website and using the marketing strategies have helped me move forward and enjoy promoting my book. I don't have anything negative to say about my experience using Tellwell Publishing.
Communication was immediate and helpful. Questions were answered and not over-answered! …I would definitely use your services again and have already recommended you to others...
So happy with an assuring sales pitch from [the publishing consultant], I felt totally confident in selecting team TellWell to get my book published. Even though I purchased the basic service, Raeanne Pearce, my project manager treated me with kind consideration and respect. Professional, approachable and fun to communicate with Raeanne really sealed the deal of my trust in TellWell. Jordan Mitchell followed my cover design requirements to a T and went far beyond my expectations of an interior design.
The support that I received from the Tellwell team throughout the publishing process was exceptional. As a first time author all of the steps that are involved to complete your project can be overwhelming. I am grateful for the help from Tellwell and proud of the finished product that we accomplished together.
Tellwell achieves that difficult, but valuable combination of support necessary for writing a book, of personal but professional service. You never hesitate to ask questions because you think it trivial. They treat every question with dignity and intelligence thus making the passage through a difficult process easy and pleasurable. I wrote a commentary for Tellwell on the necessity of a good editor for a successful book so they could persuade others to use the service. I have worked with several editors over the years but Tellwell provided the best person to date.
Every one of the high hopes with which I chose Tellwell were fulfilled--or exceeded. Self-Publishing was a totally new experience for me, and as it turned out, a very pleasant experience. Everything promised was delivered --- and my book looks great! My initial contact with Tellwell…same-day personal contact from the CEO…followed up with several communications with the Publishing Consultant, was so very prompt and friendly, I actually became a little suspicious that I was being conned. It actually seemed a bit too good to be true. Now, having completed the entire process in regard to my first Tellwell book, my doubts were totally unfounded. I am a very happy author!
It was a wonderful experience from start to finish. Communication was prompt, and the people were friendly and courteous. They were quick with their advice, and always ready to help. I couldn't have asked for better people to work with. I hope I have the opportunity to work with them again. Jordan did a terrific job on the book cover design. I have had many compliments on the cover. Thank you so much, Jordan.
As an aspiring author who has always dreamed of seeing her words in print, I can say that this has happened for real. Even if it is not in what I intended to publish, which can still happen, the thrill and joy of holding your first book is beyond words. I worked with a great team at Tellwell whom made this happen and their guidance along the way has been superb and professional. I plan to come back for more of the same!
Tellwell took all of my creativity (as well as all of my concerns about publishing) and packaged them up into one simple no-brainer solution. I'll be back soon for their help with Volume 2 of the series! Erin is a star!! Never let her leave.
When I was looking for a way to publish my book, "Profit Yourself Healthy" for Small Business owners who want to Earn More and Worry Less, I came across Tellwell. The service and cover design were excellent. They walked me through the process each step of the way and that ensured that I worked in a timely fashion to get the book to print. Many people think about writing a book and having it published but never do it. By working with Tellwell, you are on track to do what many other people only dream of!
I was a new author writing a children's book - not knowing anything about procedure - editing- design, etc. From the first time I contacted Tellwell I felt at ease - everything was explained to me in a clear, concise manner and I was given the exact pricing. I had my choice of what I did or did not want in the pricing package. Every question I had - no matter how trivial - was answered immediately. I fully intend to use Tellwell again for the future books I am writing. [Marketing] Francesca went above and beyond in her explanations to me; she was dealing with a 'techie idiot" so had to explain matters as you would to a child; she never once made me feel uncomfortable…this was an EXTREMELY good investment on my part, and has led to increased sales of my book. I would just like to say to any new authors - if this is your first book - you are choosing correctly if you choose Tellwell - I could not be happier.
I am completely satisfied with the quality, the knowledge, the expertise, the professional competence demonstrated at every level of the publishing process. What impressed me in my experience with TellWell was the dedication and respect that was continuous throughout the whole process! I will highly recommend TellWell without hesitation to anyone interested in the self-.publishing process. My experience (in editing) with TellWell was superior, by far, in every way to my prior experience with another publisher. I referred a friend to TellWell who has much more experience than me in publishing; like me, he was very much impressed, particularly with TellWell's marketing strategy. Tellwell is awesome! I just couldn't believe how very wonderful people at TellWell really are, in particular contrast to my previous, unfortunate experience.
As a first-time author, I was unsure how to publish a book, let alone how to put it together in a way that would get the job done. In my search for the right fit, I came across Tellwell, who quickly proved their value. Erin from Tellwell guided me through each step with confidence that made the process enjoyable. My editor was invaluable; trimming, correcting, suggesting - all the while enthusiastically affirming the story I was unfolding. As I await the first printed copy to proof-read, I am excited to arrive at a destination I thought unreachable a year ago. Many thanks to the professional and supportive staff at Tellwell, and I offer my heartfelt recommendation to others to consider their self-publish services. Overall, a great experience and a company that outperformed! You will have my endorsement to others who pursue self-publishing!
Erin was always available to work through any concerns and she managed the project professionally and in a timely manner. Sandy Ibrahim was an excellent resource to get one's marketing plan together. I would highly recommend her service. The overall publishing experience was excellent and having this available in Canada (and locally for me) was an added benefit. You'll feel, as an author that you are part of the Tellwell family right from the get-go and the positive energy from their company is inspiring! Thank you Tellwell for your efforts and professionalism. Sandy Ibrahim was innovative and excellent. She spent the time with the author and thoroughly examined the niche that one's book would fall into. She put together a plan with links and marketing suggestions based on the book's potential. She made herself available and gave some excellent advice. I would highly recommend that any author (experienced or not) spend some time with this woman and purchase the [marketing] service.
Tellwell was a wonderful fit for me. Their team of professionals made it enjoyable for me
to self-publish my first Children's book. They were patient with my million and one questions
regarding a process that was completely foreign. I have gained great insight and knowledge
that's to Tellwell and this process of self-publishing. I am grateful to the whole team for
their guidance and support!
My Editor was amazing! I was taken through each step with much information and helpful suggestions. I couldn't have done it without my Editor.
My overall experience far exceeded my expectations. Thanks Tellwell team!