Tellwell's Audiobook Program

As we continue to help our authors take advantage of the tools that will extend the reach of their stories, we at Tellwell are excited to announce the launch of our audiobook program.


While many assisted self-publishing companies are shying away from the challenge, we’re determined not to hold our authors back, and offer a process that navigates the minefield of audiobook production and publication in order to create a high-quality product. With a dedicated project manager providing guidance, Tellwell enables authors to choose their narrator and review their audio files before making their title available to Amazon, Audible, and iTunes.

Key Information

  • From $990 for audiobooks under 30,000 words.
  • $0.033 / per word for books more than 30,000 words.
  • Audiobook will be published for a minimum of seven years.
  • The audiobook will be priced by the online retailers, not the author.
  • Only available for professionally edited manuscripts.

Features of our service

Ability to choose one narrator from a range of professional samples. Tellwell provides a minimum of three pre-recorded and/or unique audio samples. Author has freedom to cancel if rejecting samples ($150 admin fee will apply).

Dedicated support throughout the production of the audiobook. Our project managers will be available to provide authors with all the information and guidance they need.

Freedom to select from two distribution models – exclusive to Amazon, Audible, and iTunes, or non-exclusive. Exclusive distribution will return 40% of total audiobook sales vs 25% for non-exclusive distribution. Tellwell will provide 85% or 100% of royalties subject to our distribution models.

Opportunity to proof audio files and submit revisions if needed. Tellwell offers authors the opportunity to review their audio files prior to publication, allowing necessary corrections to be made.

Authors opting for exclusive distribution will receive 25 free promo codes that will enable friends, family and/or influencers to download the published audiobook via Audible.


Audiobook Publishing

Audiobooks are the fastest growing sector in publishing, showing near 50% year-over-year growth in North America and the UK. Audiobooks are expanding the digital market while eating into eBooks’ market share.