Learn the most common misconception authors have about self-publishing.
As the author, you have full creative control over your book, so provide as much input as you can and don’t rush to publish!Atheena Carilla, Tellwell Project Manager & Marketing Associate
Tell us about your role at Tellwell.
I work both as a project manager and marketing associate at Tellwell. As a project manager, I help authors through their self-publishing journey, providing guidance on the production process, and liaising with our talented editors, designers, and illustrators.
As a marketing associate, I help manage author websites and help the marketing team carry out aspects of our marketing services.
What do you enjoy most about working with authors?
I love hearing the inspiration behind the author’s book and what motivated them to publish their story. As a creative person myself, I’m fascinated by the craft of writing, and the author’s efforts in creating and moulding the book.
It’s valuable to me to be involved and to witness that process, as it isn’t something the reader can see in the end product.
What is a common misconception authors have about the self-publishing process?
I find there is still confusion over the differences between self-publishing and traditional publishing. Self-publishing requires the author’s involvement throughout the production process, which includes providing feedback on drafts and making decisions for their book.
For authors, one of the best things about assisted self-publishing is you get to maintain your own artistic flair while receiving guidance about the technicalities of the publishing process.