Publishing Coach

If you're looking for a publisher or agent for your book, I'm here to help. I offer four services: Publishing Coach, Pitch Your Book, Manuscript Review and Submission Review. Please scroll down for prices and details.

 

Publishing Coach includes editing your manuscript, fiction or nonfiction, and finding publishers (and agents) who will actually want to read your work. As well, I help you build and/or improve your digital platform.

 

Over three months, we have weekly meetings to review my edits and talk about how to improve the structure, plot, pace, grammar, etc of your manuscript. We also work on your pitch and synopsis, fine-tuning these until they're rock solid.

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Pitch Your Book focuses on how to pitch and market your book. This is for writers who already have a completed manuscript and are looking for a publisher or agent. We take a look at your title and make sure it's hitting the mark. We also work on your pitch, your synopsis, and your digital platform (social media, website, blog). Then we research and find the right publishers and agents for you to pitch. Four-week duration.

“I knew I needed help with pacing and getting the narrative arc to move forward in a coherent fashion and Julianne gave me the tools to do this. Her editorial skills are sharp, and on the mark, and she was supportive and understanding throughout. The skills I have learnt will be invaluable to me for the rest of my writing life.” — Richard Wills, Publishing Coach client

Manuscript Review is an in-depth, professional assessment of your full manuscript from a publisher's point of view. My speciality is memoir, although I'm happy to review fiction as well. I take a close look at the structure, plot, pace, character development, point of view, grammar, and anything else that comes up as I'm reading. This service includes a written report of 1500-2000 words with details about what's working and what still needs work. The idea is to use this report to help with your next round of edits and take your manuscript to the next level. The service also includes a 30-minute Zoom meeting where you can ask me questions and clarify any of my comments.

Submission Review is for writers who are looking for honest and objective feedback on their submission from a publisher's point of view. Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, I'll review the first 10,000 words of your manuscript, your synopsis and your query letter / pitch. This service also includes a written report (to tell you where you hit the mark and where you didn't), a 30-minute Zoom meeting and tips on finding the right publishers and agents to pitch.

My name is Julianne Ingles and I'm the director at Guts Publishing. I have an MA in Creative Writing and an MA in Modern Literature. I have edited and published three anthologies and four full-length memoirs, over 60 writers. We've had lots of success (in particular with Euphoric Recall and Sending Nudes) and I'm very proud of the books we've published. I'm offering these services because I'd like writers to know that pitching a book isn't rocket science. Anyone can do it. You just need the right tools and some guidance. Which is where I come in! 

 

For some quick pitching tips, here's a blog post I wrote: gutspublishing.com/post/pitching-tips-for-writers

I also offer Editing Services which you can find out about here: gutspublishing.com/editing-services

If you have questions, please get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you.

 

xx Julianne

Director, Guts Publishing

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"Julianne Ingles is a meticulous and careful reader and editor who has enormous sensitivity to a writer’s work. Julianne doesn’t impose her own aesthetic but carefully and thoughtfully responds to the text, offering feedback that is encouraging, helpful and rigorous." — Gayelene Carbis, award-winning writer from Melbourne

How it works

I offer a free 20-minute intro meeting for the Publishing Coach, Pitch Your Book and Manuscript Review. To book this, or to ask any questions, please get in touch. In the meeting we'll talk about your goals, word count and your deadline. If you're happy with everything, then you send an email and I send you an invoice. Then we get started.

For the Submission Review service, please send an email with the first 10,000 words of your manuscript, synopsis and pitch. Then I'll send you an invoice.

Prices include VAT. I request a 50% downpayment and the remainder is paid when the project is complete. Payment plans available. 

Choose Your Plan

  • Submission Review

    195£
    Valid for one week
    • Review of the first 10,000 words of your manuscript
    • Review of your synopsis
    • Review of your query letter / pitch
    • Written report of 1000 words
    • Tips on finding the right publishers and agents to pitch
    • 30 minute Zoom meeting with Guts director
  • Manuscript Review

    795£
    Valid for 2 weeks
    • Free 20 minute intro meeting
    • Full manuscript assessment - up to 60,000 words
    • Add £100 for each additional 10,000 words
    • Professional analysis of structure, plot, pace & writing
    • Advice on how to improve your manuscript
    • Written report of 2000 words
    • 30-minute Zoom meeting with Guts director
  • Pitch Your Book

    995£
    Valid for 4 weeks
    • Free 20 minute intro meeting
    • Review of your manuscript and/or detailed synopsis
    • Write pitches to get your work read
    • Create a compelling synopsis
    • Assess and improve your digital platform
    • Find the right agents and publishers
    • Four 30-minute Zoom meetings with Guts director
    • Email support
  • Publishing Coach

    2995£
    Valid for 3 months
    • Free 20 minute intro meeting
    • Editing/feedback on 60,000 words
    • Write pitches to get your work read
    • Create a compelling synopsis
    • Find the right agents and publishers
    • Assess and improve your digital platform
    • Twelve 30-minute Zoom meetings with Guts director
    • Email support

"Having read some of the books that Julianne has already published, I knew I would be in safe hands. In her analysis of my opening chapters, she provided me with robust and constructive feedback that was actionable and carefully considered. Julianne’s wealth of experience really shone through in her analysis, and I now feel more confident than before to edit my work using the advice and guidance that she has given me. I would highly recommend her services and would encourage anyone who is looking for an editor to reach out." — Paul Shepherd, Submission Review client