Book Quality

It takes three things to be a successful author!

  1. You must write a good book!
  2. We must professionally deliver your work into all eBook and Internet print book channels!
  3. The world needs to find out about your book!

Part 1 is up to you. Let there be no doubt that from writing an intriguing mystery to a heart stopping romance to a well-researched biography, the first component of book quality starts with you. And, the number one way to improve your work, HAVE IT PROFESSIONALLY EDITED! Talk to us. Our people are pros and the price is right.

Part 2 is on us! Formatting an eBook is more than a Word file push to the Amazon Kindle site. Have you ever read a poorly formatted eBook? It's so distracting that often the reader gives up on the story due to the terrible reading environment. The style guide that we have developed contains hundreds of instructions to our formatters allowing us to not only deliver a perfect Kindle eBook, but also perfection on the KOBO, Nook, Sony eReader and the iPad. Each has its own idiosyncrasies

eBooks are not page oriented. They allow users to set their own reading environments. Testing for font changes image location on all eReaders is of real importance. An amateur looking eBook will cause reviewers to dump you into the not-ready-for-prime-time bucket. A book sale killer!

And what about your cover? eBook covers are important. And they're the most important when they are small. Way small as in thumbnail. The fact is most of your prospective readers will encounter your book as a thumbnail image lost in a sea of other thumbnails. What makes yours stand out? It's a tough message to sell in a very small space!

Talk to us about quality. Don't be misled into thinking that a professional looking book just happens. We have many, many examples of the good and the bad. From interiors that run amok to covers that don't grab your audience. Book quality must live up to the content that you worked so hard to make perfect.

Telemachus Press. Check us out.

What Are They Saying?

I have used Telemachus to publish three different books, and I’ve been very happy all three times. Steve, Terri, and everyone else I’ve dealt with has been 100% responsive to my needs. The books all look great, and they’re selling well, too.

Of all the publishers I’ve worked with (and as a very successful ghostwriter I’ve worked with dozens of traditional publishers and several self-publishers), Telemachus Press has provided the best overall experience. They work so hard to make sure the author is happy. It’s a pleasure to work with them.

What do I like about Telemachus? I like that I’m in control of my book—I set the book’s price, I suggest and approve the design. Plus, Telemachus charges a very reasonable flat fee up front for design and set up, with no extra costs. So I don’t have a publisher cutting into my profits when the book sells.

If I have a question, it gets answered right away. If I’m not happy with a design element, it gets fixed right away. The price is very reasonable, the books look great, and they’re available for sale in all the right places. Why would I ever use another publisher?

Once upon a time I was Editor-in-Chief at a traditional publishing house. Then I turned to writing full-time, dealing with many different publishers over the years. My conclusion: From now on I’m sticking with Telemachus. It’s faster, it’s easier, the books look great, and I make more money.

I’ve worked with other self-publishers, and the deal they give is not good. They charge you for design, and then, when your book sells, they hang on to most of your profits. Telemachus doesn’t take a dime when you sell your book. This is how every publisher should work!
Scott Brassert