Telios Authors FAQ

What you need to know about selling your books in Telios Bookstore.


What do I get as a Telios Books Author?
  1. FREE setup of your book(s) for distribution on Telios Books website.
  2. FREE formatting of your e-book(s) for distribution on Telios Books website.
  3. FREE author profile page on Telios Books that you can use to market your work & connect with readers.
  4. FREE and exclusive author dashboard to track your sales at any time.
  5. Seamless digital access for readers to enjoy your e-books across multiple devices wherever they are.
  6. Access to book writing & publishing services from Telios Press for current & future literary work.


How do I register my book(s) for distribution on Telios Books?

Registration is done online.

Fill in the required author and book details on this registration form and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible: Telios Books Author Registration.

In case you need help or have any additional questions, you can contact us through any of these channels.

Which books does Telios Books distribute?

Our primary focus is wholesome African books i.e. books written by African authors that inspire, educate and entertain. There’s more to our stories than grassland savannahs and we want to have our diversity as a continent well represented.

What book formats do you distribute?

Hard copies (paperbacks, hardcovers, etc) & e-books.

How do you stock my hard copy books ?

For hard copy books, we require a minimum of 10 copies delivered to us at first. We will then alert you when a restock is required.

What happens to my book copyright?

You maintain your existing copyright ownership as an author.

How do you protect my e-book from piracy?

Our book formatting process is tailor-made to provide a wonderful reader experience while reducing the chances of piracy.

Readers can only access your e-book online from our website once they’ve paid for it.

My book has never been published. Can you distribute it?

Yes, we can. We recommend our publishing services (editing, formatting, cover design & more) at Telios Press to get your manuscript ready for publication & distribution.

Can I sell my book in other stores?

Yes. Our author agreement is non-exclusive i.e. you are at liberty to sell your book in other bookstores.

However, ensure that you’re not in an exclusive agreement with another book retailer that bars you from stocking your book with us.

What if I want to remove my book from circulation on Telios Books?

You are at liberty to do so. However, we require a minimum 90-day notice to effect all the necessary changes in our store and finalize any pending payments. Please note that any refunds required for readers will come at the author’s expense.


How much will I be paid?

Product sales, author remunerations and sales commissions are subject to all applicable taxes as at the time the sale is conducted. Telios Books retains 10% sales commission from digital and physical book sales. The remaining percentage is sent to you as per our payment terms.

Additional details are available in our Distribution Terms Of Service.

What are the available modes of payment?

Mobile money or direct bank deposit.

How often do I get paid?

Monthly payments will be made to you for amounts that are Ksh. 5000 and above.

For amounts below Ksh. 5000, the amount will be carried over into subsequent months until it reaches Ksh. 5000.

How do I track my book sales?

You will have access to a private author dashboard on our website where sales are updated in real-time.

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