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.
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. Since graduating 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 rollercoasters, or crafting his own stories.
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.
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