Who is Telemachus Press?

Telemachus Press is a "work for hire" author services company. What makes us different than a vanity press? You keep 100% of your royalties and receive complete sales reporting. All material that we create on your behalf belongs to you — it's your property. We store all working copies of your book (interior and cover files) on a secure FTP site where you have access to your work 24/7. You don't need our permission to retrieve a copy of your files. We work for you.

In today’s world where cheap and easy has replaced the quality only achieved with hard work and attention to detail, Telemachus Press has distinguished itself in the eBook and Print On Demand markets. As an Internet-enabled, quality provider of all services needed by authors to produce and distribute their books, we are today’s equivalent of the Private Press Publisher. Our attention to delivering a perfect book in all formats – eBook, paperback and hardback – is well recognized. We create the final product for each format individually, examining each page for perfection. Our covers are individual works of art.

With full transparency to the author, we are a for hire author services company enabling print-on-demand (POD) and eBook delivery. We exclusively use LightingSource Inc. (owned by Ingram Books) for printing (in the United States) and distribution so that your book can be ordered through most major and small book retailers, both domestic and international. For eBooks we distribute to Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, Sony, Kobo, Apple and more.

Most important of all to us is the strong, long-term, satisfying relationships we establish with our authors.

Meet The Team

Steve

Client Services
(Florida)

Terri

Production Services
(Florida)

Joanne

Author Advisor
(Florida)

Karen

Managing Editor
(Florida)

Graciela

Spanish/English Translator
(Argentina)

Lorraine

Graphic Design
(Utah)

Dave

Production Services
(Utah)

Johnny

Graphic Design
(Utah)

Tracy

Account Manager
(Ohio)

Hawley

Account Manager
(Texas)

Samantha

Graphic Design
(Ohio)

Mackenzie

Intern
(Florida)

Karen

Video Development
   

Lisa

Collateral Material Advisor
   

Mary Ann

Account Manager
(Florida)

Jared

Author Advisor
(Florida)

Steve - Client Services (Florida)

Steve - Client Services (Florida)
Steve - Client Services

His experience as a business process manager and management consultant over the last 30 years greatly enhances the workflow here at Telemachus Press. All books that come to Telemachus press start with Steve. Steve takes on our new challenges that arise every time a new eBook or POD format emerges and makes the solution a part of our rock-solid process.

Terri - Production Services (Florida)

Terri - Production Services (Florida)
Terri -  Production Services

With over 20 years working in government administration, Terri has the perfect multi-tasking skills to keep us organized, productive and overviews all projects to ensure that we maintain our high quality standards. Terri is our detail watcher and makes all of the pieces and parts of our production come together with the quality that we promise.

Karen – Managing Editor (Florida)

Karen – Managing Editor (Florida)
Karen – Managing Editor (Florida)

Karen has been a college professor for over 30 years. Both her Master’s and Ph.D. degrees are from Purdue University; her undergraduate degree is from New York University. She is the author of three textbooks and many peer-reviewed journal articles. In addition, she is a Registered Dietitian, which assists in editing scientific/medical works. “I have been grading college papers for over 30 years. It has honed my ability to look for those odds and ends that no one else will notice.”

Graciela – Spanish/English – English/Spanish Translator (Argentina)

Graciela – Spanish/English – English/Spanish Translator (Argentina)
Graciela – Spanish/English – English/Spanish Translator

Graciela has 20 years experience as a credited and educated professional with multiple degrees in teaching from Universities in England, California, Florida and Argentina. Graciela is currently leading the translation team making “Saving Rachel,” by John Locke, a #1 Top 100 Best Selling Paid Kindle eBook a reality for Spanish readers across the globe. Graciela is the Founder and Principal of the American British Institute that teaches all levels of English for all standards of examinations. Teaching all levels of Spanish to tourists and professionals who require a second language for travelling and working purposes. Medical Translations. Exam Preparation: TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, PET, KET, FCE, CAE, CPE. Graciela has translated the following books: ”Death of a Cure,” by Steven H Jackson, and “Doesn’t Fall Off His Horse,” by Virginia Stroud.

Johnny – Graphic Design Artist (Utah)

Johnny – Graphic Design Artist (Utah)
Johnny – Graphic Design Artist

As a Senior Graphic Artist, Johnny has been a video game designer for over 13 years. His experience as a 3D modeler, animator, and video game designer adds to the creative skills of our book cover team. Johnny is also our “Horror” genre specialist.

Tracy – Interior Book Designer and Formatter (Ohio)

Tracy – Interior Book Designer and Formatter (Ohio)
Tracy

Tracy employs her 10 years of office computer application skills to work on the formatting of our books, both paperback and eBooks based on the Telemachus Press guidelines. One of the benefits of her work is that she often gets to see the great work of our most noteworthy authors before anyone else!

Hawley – Account Manager (Texas)

Hawley – Account Manager (Texas)
Hawley

Hawley is a graduate student studying Exercise Science at the University of Houston. She loves being active – running, cycling, rock climbing, and playing sports. Working as Editor-in-Chief of her school paper taught her to delegate and pay close attention to detail.

Samantha – Graphic Design Artist (Ohio)

Samantha – Graphic Design Artist (Ohio)
Samantha

Sam works as a corporate Graphic Artist with 10 years experience and assists us with our projects using Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Dreamweaver. Sam’s skills as a graphic designer help us deliver stunning covers and thumbnails so important in the ebook world. Winning the daily fight with color saturation and image placement makes her an indispensable part of the team!

Mackenzie - Intern (Florida)

Mackenzie - Intern (Florida)
Mackenzie

Mackenzie is a high school sophmore who is enrolled in advanced placement classes, maintains a 4.0 GPA and claims that journalism and history are her favorites. An active member of the school newspaper and Key Club, Mackenzie is extremley grateful for her internship opportunity with Telemachus Press and sees it as a great opportunity in obtaining her future career goals.

Claudia – a.k.a. NovelHelp (Florida)

Claudia – a.k.a. NovelHelp (Florida)
Claudia - ak.a. NovelHelp

NovelHelp, Promise Keeper, Chief-Cook and Bottle-Washer (Florida and the Twitterverse). Ahhh, never mind…you’ve heard enough from me already. If you haven’t and want to know more, you can find me blogging at NovelHelp.com.

Lorraine – Graphic Design (Utah)

Lorraine – Graphic Design (Utah)
Lorraine- ak.a. Graphic Design

Graphic Design Artist and Interior Book Designer (Utah). Lorraine contributes her 20 years of artistic skills to our projects using the Adobe CS5 Products including Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and more. She truly has an eye for design and thinks “outside the box.” Lorraine’s artistic flair makes her a favorite with all of our authors.

Karen - Manager of Video Development

Karen - Manager of Video Development
Karen - Videographer

Karen Hoy constructs videos for book trailers and for business promotion, combining both technical and artistic skills. She graduated from Tarleton State University with high honors and as a member of "Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges" in 1978. In 2006, she formed her own publishing company, Black Wolf Books, Inc. Along with constructing videos, she is an editor and a bestselling author under the penname Magnolia Belle.

Lisa - Collateral Material Advisor

Lisa - Collateral Material Advisor
Lisa - Marketing and Promotion

Lisa as been in marketing and promotion for more than 20 years, even though she doesn't look nearly old enough for that designation. She is novelist and essayist whose work appears in the New York Times and Huffington Post. Lisa honed her marketing teeth in advertising and then promoted special programs for the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History and the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference. Lisa now works exclusively with writers, creating effective collateral materials and advocating self promotion.

Mary Ann - Account Manager (Flordia)

Mary Ann - Account Manager (Flordia)
Mary Ann - Project Manager

A transplanted New Yorker to the sunny beaches of Florida, Mary Ann has given up the challenges of teaching pre-K and stepped up to guiding books through the publishing maze. We believe that Mary Ann's multi-tasking skills were developed and finely honed as a Pre-K teacher and make her the perfect process driver. Mary Ann brings creative solutions to process challenges and a determination to meet schedules and exceed our author's expectations.

Dave - Production Services (Utah)

Dave - Production Services (Utah)
Steve - Strategic Development

Everyone at Telemachus Press loves to read, but Dave is our most voracious reader. He is constantly called upon to assist our authors outside of our normal work-for-hire model. He edits both adult and childrens books with style and sensitivity. Many of our authors think of him as the last line of defense bringing order out of chaos!

Jared | Author Advisor

Jared | Author Advisor
Jared - Author Advisor

As a graduate of Ball State University, Jared brings several unique qualities to Telemachus Press. He has lived and traveled extensively overseas, and his 10 years in the workforce include both managing people and editing interesting works of fiction. He is an avid reader and loves the opportunity to speak to the many authors published by Telemachus Press – both up and coming as well as previously established writers. “The individual qualities that are brought by the different authors keeps this distinctive segment of our industry more than interesting.”

Joanne - Author Advisor

Joanne - Author Advisor
Joanne - Author Advisor

Joanne Lewis has published three novels with Telemachus Press and plans on publishing more. When we asked her to join our team as Author Advisor, she did not hesitate to say yes. Not only does she claim to have the best job in the world as a writer who gets to speak to other writers, but she is also an attorney who represents the best interests of children. She likes writing murder mysteries and historical novels and is the author of Wicked Good; Make Your Own Luck, a Remy Summer Woods Mystery; and The Lantern, a Renaissance Mystery.

Some of Our Authors

The Return of Elliott Eastman by Ignatius Ryan

The Return of Elliott Eastman

Written by: Ignatius Ryan

All Sorts by Steve Dow

All Sorts

Written by: Steve Dow

The Girl Who Talked Too Much by Marcia Ward

The Girl Who Talked Too Much

Written by: Marcia Ward

Child of the Sword by J.L. Doty

Child of the Sword

Written by: J.L. Doty

The Veil by K.S Collier

The Veil

Written by: K.S Collier

Fortress of the Gods by Russell Kennedy

Fortress of the Gods

Written by: Russell Kennedy

An English Baby Boomer: My Life and Times by Neil G M Hall

An English Baby Boomer: My Life and Times

Written by: Neil G M Hall

Pocken – A Brazos Steele Adventure by Chris Pinney

Pocken – A Brazos Steele Adventure

Written by: Chris Pinney