Octavo is Tellwell's 'author portal', which is the system that connects you with all of the publishing talent working on your book: project managers, editors, designers, illustrators and book marketing consultants.
To access your project page on Octavo, go to portal.tellwell.ca and login with your email address on file. Any tasks currently assigned to you are shown below the "Current Tasks In Progress" heading. Whenever you complete a task, be sure to click Complete Task at the top left and then Submit.
Publishing a book is a complicated process with seemingly endless details to consider throughout the process, and Octavo helps ensure each task gets completed at the correct stage in the process, stores all important files and data in the right places, and gives you the resources and information you need to complete each task along the way. Accordingly, the four tenets of Octavo are Quality, Accuracy, Timeliness, and Continuous Improvement.
When we need specific information from you, you’ll be sent an email prompting you to complete and submit a task in Octavo. For example, before we begin your first cover design draft, you’ll need to select your book set-up details in one Octavo task, then submit your general creative vision for your cover through the cover design questionnaire task.
In this way, the process works much like a game of volleyball, with the ball volleyed from the author’s court, to the publishing professionals working on the book, then back to the author. We respect your right to work on your book at your own pace, so please note that the publishing timelines we give do not include the time it takes you to respond when the ball is in your court.
Our goal is to empower each author we work with through helpful resources and expert guidance so they can make good informed decisions about their book. For your part, we ask that you think critically and take your time when completing the various tasks required throughout the process, reading the provided resources carefully. We believe doing so is ultimately in your own best interest, since you retain 100% control and ownership of your book, which also means you are the one who is responsible for the content of your book.
For more info, check out the links below.
How do I Complete a Task in Octavo?