Manuscript Assesment


For an unknown, unpublished author, the chances of finding a Literary Agent or Publisher prepared to assess a new manuscript are slightly less than winning the National Lottery. Most will simply reject a manuscript which they view as not suitable with a standard Rejection Letter. Any long-established author will usually have enough of these to paper a wall!

Of course, there are any number of so-called Book Doctors or Freelance Editors who are frequently unpublished authors themselves, and who cruise the internet writers forums looking for ways to supplement their income. Assessing a manuscript for publication readiness is a highly skilled job and one is unlikely to trip over somebody capable and professional by happy chance. The good ones are far too busy to be chattering on internet forums.

We are now able to offer a new service which includes a detailed report on structure, plot overview, grammar and suggestions as to the level of editing required, if any.

In addition, your manuscript will be assessed by an Industry Marketing Professional who will give guidance as to your choice of Title, Strapline, Back of Book Description and an overview as to the general marketability of your book.

Submitting your book for Assessment carries no commitment to publish with us and we will even supply you with a template letter for you to use when approaching agents or other publishers. Equally, of course, we offer no guarantees that we will accept your book for publication after the assessment. This is a totally separate service to our usual submission process.

Our new Manuscript Assessment Service offers a fully-featured package which will give you a real appraisal from publishing industry professionals who understand publishing, marketing, and more importantly, how to create books which sell. And you have the Mirador name behind it so you know you will receive a genuine and honest assessment

We do not promise to give you the glowing report you might get from your mum or a promise to publish your book, but you will receive an honest appraisal and clear guidance on ways to improve it.