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Publishing Consultant

Tellwell Talent - Brisbane Grove, NSW

Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin


Love books, people, and ideas? Consider this opportunity to help a wide range of authors publish books in a variety of genres — fiction (thriller, sci fi, romance, etc), expert/business consultant books, memoirs, kids books, and a wide range of interesting nonfiction topics. Talk to diverse and interesting people every day. Deliver truly consultative advice and information to help authors make sense of a complex industry and decide what to do with their books (aka their “baby”). Represent a talented team of editors, designers, illustrators and marketers. Join a dynamic, creative team at a small business where your contributions are highly valued and you have a significant impact.


The Publishing Consultant plays a vital role as the first point of contact with the company, helping authors understand the publishing industry, the publishing process, how self-publishing differs from the conventional model, how distribution and royalties work, and how to plan and budget to self-publish. The publishing consultant puts together proposals or estimates, follows up and secures new clients, and welcomes them to the Tellwell team.


– Educate authors about the pros and cons of self-publishing vs traditional publishing, and the pros and cons of a team-aproach to self-publishing vs a DIY aprroach

– Educate authors about the vlue of a range of publishing services such as editing, design, distribution and marketing

– Educate authors about distribution and royalties

– Write proposals and estimates for each author

– Effectively follow-up with authors

– Assess whether each author is a good potential fit for working with Tellwell

– Participate in round-table discussions at Tellwell about company strategy and new or improved services and improved internal processes

– Research best practices and develop internal resources, tools and templates

– Stay on top of industry trends

– Contribute to forecasting and achieving monthly goals


– Consultative sales experience

– Strong work ethic

– Positive attitude and a team player

– Excellent written and oral communications skills

– Independence, professionalism and responsibility

– Knowledge or interest in book publishing

– Organized and able to prioritize and stay on top of many contacts

– Initiative and business sense: able to create and recommend better processes

– Flexible: can innovate and improvise when necessary

– Goal-oriented, comfortable working in metrics and results-based environment


– Passion for books, writing or publishing

– Experience working with editors, designers, and marketers

– Enjoys talking to a diverse, creative people

– Experience working within a CRM or similar platforms

– Comfortable learning new systems

– Tech savvy


The ideal candidate has recent “in-the-trenches” consultative sales experience but also has enough entrepreneurial or management skill to self-manage and create new systems and tools.


Tellwell Australia is proud to celebrate our work with over 200 amazing authors from across Australia. We partner with Ingram's Melbourne-based distribution service, connecting us to retailers across Australia and internationally. Tellwell works with clients primarily in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and USA. We launched in Canada in 2015, launched our international team with over 100 years of combined publishing experience in 2018, and began providing service to Australian authors in 2019. Check out our recruitment page for opportunities at Tellwell Australia https://tellwell.com.au/careers/. Australia is hungry for a positive perspective on self-publishing and we're here to help!

Tellwell was named "10 to Watch" by Douglas Magazine in 2015, we were a finalist for Viatec's Startup of the Year award, and we made the list of CanadianBusiness.com's Top 50 Fastest Growing Start-ups in Canada. We have an A+ Rating on the BBB and we take pride in our steady stream of positive client feedback (while always seeking to learn from the critical feedback).

Founded by experienced book publishing professionals, Tellwell exists because we believe most authors want something quite simple: a small, committed team that cares, to help publish a quality book. Our company values include passion, talent, teamwork, candor and entrepreneurial spirit!

Job Type: Full-time


  • Work from home opportunities
  • Flexible working hours

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Compensation: $50,000 to $85,000+ AUS annually