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.

Standard

Standard - Tellwell Talent

$1,499

get started

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
  • Hardcover edition and distribution: $250
  • Book Marketing strategy: $500

The Tellwell Advantage

  • We are the only Canadian company to offer 100% net royalties across all distribution channels
  • We are 100% transparent about the talent working on your book
  • We guide you, step-by-step, through the publishing process
  • We are a Canadian company focused on helping Canadian authors
  • *While design is included for most books, design-intensive books (e.g. more than 25 images, charts, complexities) will require a quote.
  • **After the first year, authors are responsible for the annual distribution fee, currently only $12 USD

Package Features

Standard Professional All-Inclusive Traditional
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