TCK Publishing started as a small independent publishing company in 2011. Today, we are an international publishing company specializing in mass market trade books. We publish fiction and non-fiction eBooks, print books, and audiobooks in all major genres and niches.
Our mission is to help our authors earn a full-time income from royalties. We do this by creating a comprehensive publishing and marketing strategy unique to each book and each author. We also pay authors 50% royalties—that’s about six times more than the average traditional publisher pays.
Unlike most large publishing companies, we treat our authors like VIP business partners. That’s why we respond to all submissions within 14-21 days, have a full-time tech support team build and maintain websites for our authors at no cost, and provide ongoing coaching and support for our authors.
Every publishing and marketing decision we make comes from our guiding principles:
TCK Publishing Guiding Principles
We believe authors make the world a better place by sharing stories, ideas, and experiences that allow us all to better understand this amazing world we live in. When we better understand the world we live in, we make better decisions. When we make better decisions, we make the world a better place. This creates a virtuous cycle whereby authors are constantly helping to improve our culture, our society, and our planet.
We believe the decisions of human beings hold the key to the future of our planet and life on Earth. It is up to us to make the right decisions to protect future generations of humans and to protect the incredible diversity of life on Earth, from the smallest bacteria to the largest animals like blue whales.
We believe doing the right thing is the best thing and a good business strategy.
We believe giving readers what they need and want how they want it at a fair price is the right thing to do.
We believe educated authors write the best books and make the best clients, so we strive to provide as much educational materials, tools, and resources as we can for authors, whether they choose to do business with us or not.
If you’re new here, we recommend you start with our free training course on how to become a full-time author.
Making a Difference
We believe authors, writers, and storytellers provide the sturdy foundation for our culture. We serve authors as best as we can so they can serve the world more effectively.
We believe honesty is always the best policy. We always speak our truth, even when it’s scary, uncomfortable, or downright painful. We know that people learn and grow better when they get honest feedback.
We’re passionate about life and we love to learn. If you love to read, learn new things, come up with new ideas, and test out new theories about how the world works, you’ll fit right in.
We know that long-term relationships lead to long-term success in life and business. We are committed to our team members and our authors, and we invest in building lifelong relationships so that we can all grow stronger and wiser together.
We value the freedom to work when we want, where we want, and how we want. This gives us the ability to spend more time with our family and friends. We don’t waste time commuting or dealing with bureaucratic rules so that we can have a bigger impact in the world while living a great lifestyle.
TCK Publishing Mission Statement
“To build a sustainable book publishing company that helps as many authors as possible fulfill their dreams.”
Our mission is to help all of our clients earn a full-time income from book royalties.
Because our goal is to help each of our clients earn a full-time income from their royalties, we want to make sure you are prepared for success from the beginning.
Types of Books We Publish
You can see the types of fiction and nonfiction books we publish on our submission guidelines page.
I wrote my first book in college and followed the advice of literary experts to seek a traditional book deal. After querying countless agents and publishers, I was extremely frustrated with the publishing industry. It seemed absurd that I could send hundreds of letters, emails, and submissions and get almost no response.
I knew there was something rotten about the publishing industry when I discovered that most authors don’t get a response to their submissions for 6-12 months or more. How could it possibly take that long to review a manuscript and provide a simple yes or no answer to an author?
Six years after attempting to get my first book published, I had made absolutely zero progress. Luckily, a friend of mine suggested I self-publish my book on Amazon, and I did. That was the beginning of TCK Publishing. Within 12 months I was earning over $12,000 per month in royalties from Kindle eBook sales alone!
I was so excited about my now flourishing career as an author that I started sharing YouTube videos about self-publishing to inspire and educate other authors who were disappointed with traditional publishing. I also created an online course on Udemy about self-publishing, which now has over 40,000 students.
Many of my students wrote to me asking me to publish their books for them. That’s when TCK Publishing started publishing books for other authors.
Since then, we’ve published over 400 books and helped hundreds of authors achieve their dreams by publishing and marketing their books.
Tom Corson-Knowles, Founder and CEO of TCK Publishing
Tom Corson-Knowles is a serial entrepreneur, blogger and international bestselling author. He started his first business at age 13, manufacturing SAD lamps out of his father’s garage. By the time he graduated from Indiana University Kelley School of Business at age 22, he was earning a full-time income from his first successful business which he started in his dorm room.
Tom then decided to share the keys to success that he had learned along his journey to becoming a financially independent entrepreneur through his books, videos, and seminars. Today, he teaches new and established authors how to achieve incredible success by mastering the fundamentals of writing, publishing, and marketing great books.
Jacob Mohr, Senior Fiction Editor
Jacob Steven Mohr is an editor, content creator, producer, and fiction novelist from Raleigh, North Carolina. After graduating from college, Jacob has turned his passion for the written word into a journey across the marketing landscape, writing ad copy, editing web content, and producing video advertising for a variety of nationally acclaimed agencies.
Today, as a Senior Editor at TCK Publishing, Jacob relishes the opportunity to work closely with the authors of tomorrow, creating new stories and exciting possibilities—and making the world a little more awesome, one book at a time.
When he’s not editing someone else’s writing, Jacob can usually be found reading Stephen King, riding roller coasters, or crafting his own stories.
Melissa Drumm, Nonfiction Editor and Blog Manager
Melissa Drumm is an experienced nonfiction editor and lifelong book lover. She is passionate about creating outstanding content in all nonfiction categories, but has a particular soft spot for food and cooking, parenting, and creative nonfiction. She has a BA in English and a master’s in gastronomy, but has never stopped learning.
When she’s not writing, reading, or editing, you can find her cooking, baking, and spending time with her husband and son.
Sarah Dyck, Project Manager
Sarah Dyck is a recovering Civil Engineer who has decided to pursue a life more aligned with her passion for helping entrepreneurs with their systems and processes while instigating social change and personal development. She has diverse work experience in policy development, research, systems thinking, project coordination, and management. She has worked for large multi-national organizations, municipal governments, universities, and non-profits.
Sarah is an eternal student who relishes in learning new things and solving challenging problems. She loves contributing to the projects at TCK Publishing and helping authors share important stories and information with the world.
Ana Ochoa, Project Admin Assistant, Social Media Associate
Ana Ochoa is a Computer Engineering graduate with extensive technical support experience in telecommunications and banking. At TCK she works with the blogging and marketing teams to promote brand awareness on social media. During the book publication process, she also collaborates with TCK’s editors to provide outstanding interior layouts for both digital and print formats.
Ana’s passion is to build relationships, provide appropriate solutions, and contribute to team efforts, whether at work or in the church community where she volunteers.
Queenie Faigones, Graphic Designer
Queenie Faigones is a multimedia artist and aspiring filmmaker. She creates all our art for book cover designs, website graphics, and promotional materials such as posters, GIF animations, videos, and infographics.
Queenie loves to create art that makes an impact, evokes deep emotions, and inspires people to see all the things that we can be thankful for in this world.
Ron Benedict Manimbo, Website Developer
Ron Benedict Manimbo is a Computer Science graduate who loves to solve complicated technical problems. He is very passionate when it comes to web development and web design and works tirelessly to improve the TCK Publishing website.
He aims to provide TCK Publishing reliable technical support and assistance when it comes to I.T related problems and he helps our authors build their websites to gather more visitors and increase their book sales.
Joan Monique Jo, Book Promotions Manager
Joan Monique Jo is an Information Technology graduate with customer service experience. As someone who enjoys spending time with animals, she decided to work from home with TCK Publishing.
Today, she manages our book promotions, advertising, and other marketing efforts to get our books in front of large groups of relevant readers. She loves teamwork and collaboration and strives to make progress every day on her goals.
Mark Gerbert, Customer Support
Mark Gerbert Buctuanon is an Accounting graduate. He is very passionate when it comes to helping authors with their submissions and inquiries.
Mark is the reason we’re able to respond to every submission and query within 14 days.
Karen Teves, Author Outreach Coordinator
Karen Teves is a dedicated Customer Service Representative with over five years’ experience as a Business Process Associate, Email Support Consultant, and Transcriptionist. Karen finds and builds relationships with authors whose books would have a significant impact in the world.
Karen is also a mom to three awesome boys, and loves to spend time with them when she’s not working.
Weyniza Flores, Book Marketing Outreach Manager
Weyniza Flores loves books and loves to write, which is why she decided to join TCK Publishing.
She manages our Book Marketing Outreach program, creating great relationships with bloggers, podcasters, authors, and YouTubers to promote our books.
Joana Regulacion, Blogger
Joana Regulacion is a proud wife, mother, and furparent. She used to be a fourth grade teacher and adviser. She has also taught in college for around 5 years but is now working full time for TCK Publishing.
Joana enjoys researching about different topics to write blogs for TCK and sees it as a way to learn and discover new things. She still ocassionally conducts lectures for aspiring teachers who are reviewing for the Licensure Examination for Teachers, but enjoys working from home to be closer with her family..
Kaelyn Barron, Blogger
As a blog writer for TCK Publishing, Kaelyn loves crafting fun and helpful content for writers, readers, and creative minds alike.
She has a degree in International Affairs with a minor in Italian Studies, but her true passion has always been writing. Working from home allows her to do even more of the things she loves, like traveling, cooking, and spending time with her family.