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Pricing & Submission
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Inkwell offer top quality services across the full spectrum of their activities, striving at all times to provide competitive pricing in order that new writers can benefit from our service. It is important to us that all our clients are fully satisfied with our service and we monitor standards closely.
All our consultants are experienced professionals who have worked extensively with new and experienced authors.
Please note all fees are EXCLUSIVE of VAT at 23%. If you live outside Ireland make sure you mention it when contacting us as you may not be liable for the VAT.
In all instances payment can be made via Paypal (for credit card users), bank transfer or by cheque/bank draft or postal order. Payment is requested by invoice and is required prior to our authors and editors commencing work on your book.
Pricing: Adult and Young Adult fiction from €395
A reader’s report is ideal for emerging and published writers who need an overview of their complete project. Providing a written report, one of our team will read your full book, looking at structure, plot development, character development, the impact on the reader and assess the impact of the book as a whole. They will provide ideas for improvement and identify any areas that are not working.
Contact us to discuss your project and to find out how soon we can schedule your book in. Books are required to be sent by email.
Work In Progress Assessment Service
Non-Fiction: €295 (opening 10,000 words plus 1000 word synopsis. Feedback is verbal*)
Adult Fiction: €295 (opening 10,000 words plus 1000 word synopsis. Feedback is verbal* )
Young Adult Fiction: €295 (opening 10,000 words plus 1000 word synopsis. Feedback is verbal*)
Middle Grade (9-12 years) : €275 for the opening 5000 words (feedback in a written report)
Early Reader: (7-9 years): €275 for the opening 5000 words (feedback in a written report)
€175 for 1 x 1000 word manuscript (feedback in a written report)
€225 for 2 x 1000 word manuscripts (feedback in a written report)
*Verbal feedback is given in a pre-arranged phone call when you can chat to the author about the project as a whole, brainstorm the plot and they can explain exactly what needs doing.
All script and treatment reports are industry-standard. They include a 25-word logline and a ¾ – 1 page synopsis, along with an analysis of the concept/premise, characters, story/plot, structure, style/tone and setting. A 30-minute follow-up meeting or Skype/phone call is also included.
Treatment report – of treatments up to 10 pages: This is an in-depth, up to 3-page analysis of your treatment and resembles exactly the reader’s report used by film and TV companies to assess success or failure in various key areas. €155
TV Script Report – of scripts up to 60 pages: This consists of 3+ pages of notes and feedback, and resembles exactly the reader’s report used by film and TV companies to assess success or failure in various key areas. This is an ideal way to gauge if your script is ready to be submitted. If a series outline/bible is included, the fee is extra and by negotiation. €185
Detailed development notes can be provided, contact us for a quote.
Film Script Report – of scripts up to 120 pages: This consists of 3+ pages of notes and feedback, and resembles exactly the reader’s report used by film and TV companies to assess success or failure in various key areas. This is an ideal way to gauge if your script is ready to be submitted. €250
Manuscript Submission Assessment Service
Pricing: €250 for an assessment of the opening 3 chapters (up to 10,000 words) of your manuscript, covering letter and synopsis (maximum two pages). We will assess your book’s viability as a commercial proposition within the current publishing climate, give you solid feedback on any elements that need to be developed/improved in order to catch an editor’s eye, and give you tips to improve your covering letter and synopsis. We can also suggest publishers/agents to approach and the best way to do that.
Manuscripts must be double spaced in a legible font (Times New Roman or similar), in sentence case, the pages MUST BE numbered. Hard copy is required – contact us to find out how soon we can read your work. We will provide a mailing address at that point.
Manuscripts will not be returned but disposed of responsibly.
Feedback is by telephone at a mutually agreed time and usually takes 40-60 minutes.
Pricing: €350 for the opening 30 pages of your manuscript.
Giving you line by line feedback within the structure of your document (in editorial balloons), our authors can pinpoint areas that need attention and suggest ways to improve.
Our authors are also available to discuss longer critiques, contact us to discuss who is available and most appropriate to your needs
One to One Mentoring
Use the contact form to discuss your project with us. We will match you with a consultant who specialises in your genre – they will need to see a sample of your work to provide a quotation and will need to discuss the project with you by telephone to ensure they are clear about your objectives and feel they can help you.
Mentoring can take the form of telephone/skype meetings and critiquing, or submitting your work to your mentor for editorial feedback, geography allowing, some of out mentors work face to face. Projects can be taken from an idea to a finished book, or if you have started but lost your way, a mentor can offer guidance where it is most needed. It is very much an arrangement made around your lifestyle and to suit your needs and gives you the benefit of one to one contact with an author.
One to One mentoring starts at €75 per hour.
Use the contact form to get in touch with us to discuss your project. We will need to send a sample of your work to one of our team provide a quotation. Please indicate if you are interested in a structural edit, a line/copy edit or a proof read (to eliminate grammatical, punctuation and typographic errors). To understand the different aspects of editing, please read this article.
Use the contact form to get in touch with us and detail your project. Our consultants will need to see a sample of your work to to provide a quotation.
Use the contact form to get in touch with us. Our consultants will need to see a sample of your work to provide a quotation.
Contact us directly to discuss your project. Ghost writing is a complex process that requires harmony between the story teller and the ghost writer. Ghost writing costs from €5000.00+ depending on the extent of the project. There is no guarantee of publication.
If you are going the DIY self publishing route, contact us to discuss your project and we can recommend who is best suited to assist you.
Contact Kazoo Independent Publishing Services if you are looking for a complete one stop solution for print and eBook produced to trade standards. Kazoo will handle the full process from working with you on cover design to uploading the book across all eBook platforms and delivering print copies to your door.
Use the contact form contact us and to outline your project.
Use the contact form to get in touch with us and we will forward to Andrew Brown at Designs For Writers (who designed this website). Include as much information about your book as possible including the title and genre. He will discuss your target market with you and the design process.
Contact us to discuss your publishing contract in confidence. You will be required to email or post your contract to us for review. This is a confidential service. €200
PLEASE DO NOT SIGN A PUBLISHING CONTRACT WITHOUT CONSULTATION WITH A PUBLISHING PROFESSIONAL. It does not have to be one of our team – a published author or agent will be able to help, or the Irish Writers Union. Your family solicitor will not be experienced in publishing rights and royalties so is not ideally placed to provide advice.
We offer an express service for all services at an additional 50% of the initial cost.