How We Can Help
Not every book will make it into print straightaway, or necessarily through the route the writer originally imagined. Inkwell’s aim is to help every writer achieve their dream as closely as possible and our extensive industry experience enables us to give you the best advice.
Inkwell work with agents and publishers in Ireland and the UK to spot new talent, and while we cannot guarantee to get your work into print, if we see a market for it we will do our best to place it for you.
Inkwell have placed multiple authors with Simon Trewin of WME (London) and Sallyanne Sweeney of Mulcahy Associates (London); and in Ireland with Ger Nichols of The Book Bureau. We have also placed authors with Marianne Gunn O’Connor and Paul Feldstein (Ireland). We work closely with publishers such as Penguin Ireland, Hachette Ireland, New Island, The History Press, Poolbeg Press, The O’Brien Press and Liberties Press to place authors directly where appropriate.
This is discretionary service, and is not included in your fee for any other Inkwell service. We closely monitor all submissions to our editors and readers to assist authors whose work is ready for submission.
If one of our team recommends that your book is considered for our scouting service, you will be referred to Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin who will discuss the project with you and assess it. Even at this stage, not every book is suitable for commercial publication, but Vanessa will explain the options open to you.
Vanessa will suggest the best route to market for your project. If you would like her to take it forward, you will be sent an agreement. If you get an offer of a publishing contract as a result of Vanessa introducing you to a publisher, or an offer of representation from an agent as a result of her introduction, our success fee is a one off flat fee of €200 plus VAT. There is no charge if we are unable to place you or your book.
See our Success Stories page to see some of the authors we have helped.