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Tellwell project manager Gezel answers a common misconception about the self-publishing industry

Tellwell project manager Gezel Zorobrado has been working at Tellwell for about three years. In her role, she helps navigate authors throughout the various stages of their book project, from manuscript to distribution. She is a ray of sunshine, with big smiles and lots of laughs to share. Gezel is about to welcome her first child this fall:)

Tellwell Project Manager Gezel Zorobrado

Never be afraid to share your stories with the world. You may inspire others to do the same.

Gezel Zorobrado, Tellwell Publishing Project Manager

What do you enjoy most about working with authors?

It is very fulfilling to play a small role in helping authors achieve their dreams and complete their goals. It brings me much joy! I like forming friendly and strong relationships with authors so they know they can rely on me to be their ally.

How would you describe your personality? What motivates you?

I am an introvert. I prefer having a quiet environment to think, reflect, and focus. I’m motivated to achieve my full potential and continue growing individually and professionally. I appreciate it when people recognize my efforts.

What is the most common misconception when it comes to the self-publishing industry? 

Authors, at times, confuse the self-publishing model with the traditional publishing model. There is a common misconception that once the author submits their manuscript, we will do all the legwork to bring their book to market.

While Tellwell certainly takes many of the pain points away during this process by creating the cover, laying out the interior, editing and distribution (depending on the author’s package), it still requires the author to submit input, approve changes and be involved in the process.

The authors who are most engaged during the production process tend to carry the same enthusiasm in marketing their book, which is crucial to success.

What advice do you have for authors who are starting their publishing journey?

Never be afraid to share your stories with the world. You may inspire others to do the same.

What puts a smile on your face every day?

I love seeing the beautiful book covers our talented design team creates. It puts a smile on my face sharing it with the author, especially when I know they will love it!

Congratulations on your pregnancy! What about motherhood are you most excited about?

As a first-time mom, I am beyond excited to see my baby for the first time, wrap him around my arms, and kiss him.

I feel immensely grateful for this blessing. I know being a mother is not an easy job, but I am excited to provide the best life for my child.

What are you most excited for this year?

I know it’s only summer but I am so excited to spend my first Christmas with my baby. 

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

Right now I am focused on resting, but I do enjoy cooking experimental dishes and sharing it with my family.

What kind of content are you into at the moment? Any recommendations? 

I do like a good Netlix moment. My go-to shows and movies have a lot of action and adventure. For shows, I would recommend watching ‘New Armterdam’, ‘Money Heist’, ‘Kingdom, and ‘Good Doctor’. Also, I’m down for anything with Angelina Jolie.

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