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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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contact@illuminovel.com

WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU

Sometimes an author just needs to smooth out their rough edges. Other times, their entire submission is a rough edge. Refer authors to us to help them improve their understanding of the submission process and reduce the amount of “Crazy Queries” in your inbox.

Authors can test drive the marketability of their work by purchasing our competitively priced Manuscript Review.  We have a database of over 500 readers who contribute to a data sheet of market research about their potential audience. This provides authors with a realistic understanding of how their book may be received.

You can also use our service to test the marketability of a manuscript you’re considering representing as well.  Literary agents, editors, and publishers will receive a non-expiring unique code that grants a 75% off discount off all of our services.

All query submissions we receive are automatically entered into our manuscript giftlist database. Looking for something utterly unique? You may find it here. Entries are organized by genre, age range, subject matter, and setting for your convenience (available January 2018). Learn More

Authors are given a market research data sheet that they can attach to their query letter. By requesting this data sheet with your regular query requirements, you raise the standard of queries you receive, while also gaining pertinent marketing information about their book.

Our long-term goal is to increase overall submission quality across the board, and act as a preliminary filter so you receive the best work and polite, well-written, query letters. We also hope our Manuscript Giftlist revolutionizes how authors and agents meet.

QUICK FACTS

 

✔ We do not read, review, claim, sell or manipulate full manuscripts.

✔ Submitting does not violate First Rights of Publication.

✔ Every manuscript submitted to us is NDA protected before it is reviewed.

✔ All submissions of all types are purged after 30 days.

✔ We have a vested interest in the protection of intellectual property.

✔ Quality control and reader diversity are our primary objectives.

We have an open door policy on information about our company and will do our best to assist with any questions or concerns regarding our business practices.

A LETTER FROM THE FOUNDER

Welcome to Illuminovel.

Shortly after beginning the query process for my own novel, The Wicker King, I began to work on the concept for a submission editing service. I was inspired by the incredible project Query Tracker and wanted something that could easily integrate with it.
In today’s age of technology, the opportunities we have for progress are only limited by our imagination and sheer force of will.  Happily, after 2 years of hard labor, I have the great joy of presenting the beta run of Illuminovel. We intend to be ready for national release January 1st 2018.
These services were crafted with love and care for both author’s and agent’s professional needs. They were designed to suit  the requirements of our industry, and priced with consideration for a broad budget.
While we would like to think we’ve covered all of our bases, we are striving to create a system that works best for the industry as a whole, not the lining of our company’s pockets. As we expand and refine our services, we appreciate your suggestions and concerns, and will dutifully use them to improve the Illuminovel experience.
Thank you for giving us a chance.
I sincerely hope we exceed your expectations.
Best,
Kayla Ancrum

A LETTER FROM THE FOUNDER

Welcome to Illuminovel.

Shortly after beginning the query process for my own novel, The Wicker King, I began to work on the concept for a submission editing service. I was inspired by the incredible project Query Tracker and wanted something that could easily integrate with it.
In today’s age of technology, the opportunities we have for progress are only limited by our imagination and sheer force of will.  Happily, after 2 years of hard labor, I have the great joy of presenting the beta run of Illuminovel. We intend to be ready for national release January 1st 2018.
These services were crafted with love and care for both author’s and agent’s professional needs. They were designed to suit  the requirements of our industry, and priced with consideration for a broad budget.
While we would like to think we’ve covered all of our bases, we are striving to create a system that works best for the industry as a whole, not the lining of our company’s pockets. As we expand and refine our services, we appreciate your suggestions and concerns, and will dutifully use them to improve the Illuminovel experience.
Thank you for giving us a chance.
I sincerely hope we exceed your expectations.
Best,
Kayla Ancrum

OUR PRODUCTS

  • $ 100
  • Combination Package

  • Assists with:

    • Affordability
    • Market Research
    • Realistic Expectations
  • $ 75
  • Manuscript Review

  • Assists with

    • Quality Assurance
    • Market Research
    • Realistic Expectations
  • $ 50
  • Query Letter Review

  • Assists with:

    • Professionalism
    • Effective Pitching
    • Relevancy to Manuscript
  • $ 5
  • Manuscript Giftlist

  • Assists with

    • Elevates Diverse Work
    • Accessibility
    • Database creation

Year round discounts are offered to qualifying authors to increase the financial accessibility of our services.

WORK WITH US!

Make up to $52,000 a year doing what you already love to do.

T I M E L I N E

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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
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Christmas Raffle

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

December 25th 2017
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Alpha Release

Illuminovel goes National!

January 1st 2017
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Manuscript Giftlist

Manuscript Giftlist becomes available to Agents

June 15th 2018
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Reader Base Boost

Readers go national! Ten Times the Feedback!

November 1st 2018