Manuscript evaluations play a vital role in your publishing journey. In fact, the editorial feedback you receive in this evaluation at the start of your publishing process could influence every step you take afterward!
Sound daunting? It shouldn’t. (Well, maybe a little.)
Here’s the deal: if you want your book to be successful—and who doesn’t?—a manuscript evaluation can give you the information you need to publish the best book you can. It’ll cover editorial concerns and include a recommended editing level, as well as offer feedback on how to present your book, and yourself, to the reading public to effectively grab the attention of buyers.
A manuscript evaluation is about more than just your book—it’s about everything you and your book bring to the publishing world. If you want to get your book into the hands of readers, you’ll need to do more than make your book available for purchase. That’s why an evaluation is so powerful. It’ll tell you what you need to know.
Because a manuscript evaluation comes early in the publishing process (after self-edits and before editing), it’s not a review, an edit, or an endorsement. It’s a tool to help you make informed decisions along your publishing journey—from tweaking your book's title, to cover design considerations, to tips on taking advantage of connections you may not even realize you have.
Curious what our manuscript evaluations look like? Take a look at our samples below:
How Mill City Press Helps
We have an awesome editorial team, including a former acquisitions editor for Simon and Schuster, that’ll give your manuscript the time and attention it deserves. Read more about our manuscript evaluation service.
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