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About Us

Illuminovel is a Chicago based start up company. Thank you for choosing us to help you on your first steps towards publication.

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Illuminovel was formed by authors, for authors.  All members of our start up staff have either published a book through traditional publishing, or work in the developmental stage of publishing.
Our concept was born from the desire to simplify the earliest stages of publishing for both agents and authors.   We are compassionate towards authors’ needs, because once upon a time, they were our needs too. Our passion for technology and interest in a better, brighter, more organized publishing industry drives us every day.
Thank you for letting us help you on your first steps towards publication.
Illuminovel is a Chicago-based start-up company. As we are in Beta Stage, we are primarily partnering with local and online businesses. We will update this list when we go national in 2018.
Currently, we are interested in partnering with the Chicago Public Library, NaNoWriMo, The Chicago Writers Association, Young Chicago Authors, and Story Studio Chicago.
If you are interested in partnering with us or supporting us, please feel free to let us know.
Our Mission: To provide a one stop shop where authors and agents can receive the best market research to help simplify every aspect of their job.
Our Vision: To use the technology that we have to create the highest functioning publishing marketplace we can.
Motto: Write Hard, Query Smart


Beta Stage Goals

A Journey Worth Taking

Because we are interested in expanding our services, we have decided to grow slowly and aim for a top down approach. View our time line below so you can follow us as we achieve our goals. Help us reach January 2018!


Beta Launch

Illuminovel's Birthday!

May 15th 2017

Book Expo

Catch us at the Book Expo and pick up some coupons!

May 31st 2017

Nano Wrimo

Register with NanoWrimo to receive a 25% discount!

November 1st 2017

Christmas Raffle

Enter to Win a Submissions Package Review from a working agent!

December 25th 2017

Alpha Release

Illuminovel goes National!

January 1st 2017

Manuscript Giftlist

Manuscript Giftlist becomes available to Agents

June 15th 2018

Reader Base Boost

Readers go national! Ten Times the Feedback!

November 1st 2018