About Tellwell Publishing Australia

A Full-Service Team Approach. A Better Distribution Deal.

Compared to DIY distribution services like Createspace, LightningSource, KDP and Smashwords, Tellwell offers a full-service team approach to publishing and a better distribution deal. The DIY services listed above are all great, but they don’t help with editing, design, or marketing. They don’t give you guidance at each step. You need to be technically savvy. So, for many authors, they just don’t provide the necessary level of support. Tellwell has better distribution than these companies by combining the best features of each!

Compared to full-service publishing companies like Author Solutions (Authorhouse, Xlibris, Trafford, Iuniverse, Belboa), Tellwell has a much better distribution deal. We work with many of the same distribution channels that they use (e.g. Ingram, Lightning Source, and KDP), but Tellwell doesn’t inflate the distribution costs, at all! The problem with inflated distribution costs is that it can negatively impact how you price your book, resulting in high retail prices and lower royalties. Tellwell offers the smartest distribution model.

Our Accomplishments

As a small company, each client of our means a lot to us.
We listen to our Clients, so that we can continually improve the quality of our service.

1530+

Tellwell Authors

2

Offices

55

Publishing Teammates

9

Client Satisfaction Score out of 10

Meet Our Team

Our Operations

Head Office

At our head office we spend a lot of time working on how to give better guidance to authors at each stage of publishing and how to help publishing teams collaborate to achieve their greatest potential.

We are also leading the development of Octavo, our publishing software.

After launching at the beginning of 2015 Tellwell won Douglas Magazine’s 10 to Watch award and we were a finalist for Viatec’s Start-up of the Year.

Where is Your Book Printed?

Tellwell works with Ingram and their print-on-demand operation Lightning Source with printing operations in:

  • LaVergne, Tennessee
  • Breinigsville, Pennsylvania
  • Fairfield, Ohio
  • Fresno, California
  • Milton Keynes, England
  • Melbourne, Australia

We also print books in Ontario and Quebec Canada, and in Asia.

West Coast Team Building

Our main office is on the West Coast, so what better way to get to know each other than getting outside! Here are some photos from our Fall team-building activities: some canoeing, tightrope obstacle course, and a nice hike. The last photo is an award for being in the Top 50 Growth Start-ups.

Center for Publishing Excellence (CPE)

Suzzete, Pamela and Maria in the CPE conference room

Cebu City Business Park

In 2018 Tellwell launched the Center for Publishing Excellence in Cebu. We recruited an elite publishing team with many decades of combined publishing experience. The CPE works closely with our North American team to tackle some of the most difficult challenges in publishing including timely workflows, minimizing backlogs, and reducing errors through quality control processes.

Suzzete, Pamela and Maria in the CPE conference room

The Pioneer Team

Teamwork is one of our company’s core values. The more everyone in our company can trust each other and communicate effectively, this will translate into a better service to our clients. In the first year and a half after launching the Center for Publishing Excellence, we’ve done teambuilding activities on many islands as part of building relationships and creating a fun, cohesive team. Here are some photos of our team.

The Heart of the Publishing World

Cebu has played and will continue to play a very important role in the evolution of the publishing industry. In the late 1990’s and early 2000’s Barnes and Noble and Random House both invested heavily in upstart indie publishing companies and these ventures both culminated with large book publishing operations in Cebu. Since then thousands of people in Cebu have worked in publishing.

But big companies don’t alway provide the best place for top talent to flourish. What has been missing is a smaller company that celebrates talent and teamwork and the pursuit of excellence in publishing. Enter Tellwell! Two of our goals at the Center for Publishing Excellence include being recognized as a great employer so that we can attract and retain the top tier of publishing talent. We are very proud of the team we have built so far!

Center for Publishing Excellence Mandate:

  • Create timely work flows that eliminate unnecessary backlogs and speed up the publishing process
  • Develop systems to celebrate, recognize and reward excellence in publishing
  • Identify and implement quality control processes that minimize errors
  • Implement best practices in consultative guidance and education to support authors at every stage of publishing
  • Build user-friendly publishing software for online collaboration