Managed Distribution is by far and away the most popular distribution program that we offer and it essentially ensures that we not only set up an author’s book for publication, but also manage the accounts with whom we have provided the information that allows the book to be available through online retailers.
This means that your book remains available for sale via Ingram's network of 39,000 booksellers and you receive ongoing print-on-demand order fulfillment whenever your book sells. Your book remains in the Kindle, Kobo and other ebook stores if applicable. We consolidate and payout royalties from all channels and provide regular sales and royalty reports. You are also entitled to one annual listing support change, which may include a change to the metadata, suggested retail price, price discounting, or other minor changes to your listing data.
Tellwell Managed Distribution Options:
Managed Distribution 85
Managed Distribution 100
|Notes:||Combines the ease of use of having your distribution channels managed and published by Tellwell without any setup fees.||Your distribution channels are managed and published by Tellwell. You get 100% net royalties paid by Tellwell but there is a setup fee associated.|
*First year of premium distribution support is always free, the second year is free when you complete our feedback survey, and you'll get three more years free if you refer an author to Tellwell. You can switch to free, basic distribution support at any time.
All Tellwell publishing packages include print-on-demand paperback distribution through Ingram, which will make your book available for purchase online through popular retailers like Amazon.com, Chapters/Indigo, and Barnes & Noble.
Depending on the services included in your publishing package, your book may also have Enhanced Amazon paperback distribution, hardcover distribution through Ingram, and/or eBook distribution through Amazon Kindle, Kobo (Chapters-Indigo), and/or Smashwords (Apple Books and Barnes & Noble Nook).
To find out what editions your book will be available in, log in to Octavo, click the Purchases tab, and scroll down to the Distributions heading.
Under the Tellwell Managed Distribution program, you will receive your royalty payments via cheque, mailed 45 days after the end of each quarter in which Tellwell receives payment from the distributor, provided that you meet the minimum sales threshold of $100. You'll also be able to view sales reports monthly, 45 days after the end of each month, under the Sales & Royalties tab on Octavo.
Additionally, Because Tellwell has completed tax paperwork with distributors to avoid the 30% tax withheld by the major USA book distribution companies, the Author does not need to do this extra tax paperwork that is required under the Direct Distribution program.
For more information on Direct Distribution, please read our article titled What is Direct Distribution?
To view the "fine print", check out Section 6 of our Terms