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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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ABOUT US

Illuminovel is a publishing research platform.
We provide aspiring authors with the tools needed to succeed.

Get tips on how to improve your work from the very people you will be submitting to. Use our market research to make your query letter and partial manuscript really pop.  Learn about what your readers will think, from real readers.

HOW IT WORKS

Manuscript: The first 30 pages of your partial manuscript is sent to our 500+ readers who review it for genre, tone, marketing, general quality, and readiness for publication.
Query Letter: Your query letter is sent to a literary agent who reviews it for tone, language, marketing, effectiveness, and relevancy to a synopsis of your manuscript.
Manuscript: Our reader’s data is complied and graphed to form a data sheet that showcases the strengths of your work, its popularity among readers, the demographic of readers who read your work and the areas that you can improve.
Query Letter: The information regarding your query letter is graphed and then mailed to you directly.
Manuscript: Your data sheet may be used to attach to your query letter as a way of showcasing your manuscript’s value. Or you can use the data to improve the quality of your manuscript before you submit it to an agent.
Query Letter: A copy of your query letter will be archived in our MSGL database for agents to review. An agent may contact you to represent your work!

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FACTS

✔ 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.

✔ Know the value of your work and how your audience will receive it.

✔ Protect your work with our Plagiarism Protection Service.

You worked hard on your manuscript. Don’t let a bad query letter hold you back and don’t second guess yourself. Know the value of your work and start this query season with confidence.

OUR PRODUCTS

  • $ 5
  • Manuscript Giftlist

    • Let Agents come to you!
    Check out the hashtag #MSWL for more information.
  • $ 50
  • Query Letter Review

    • Target Audience Tips
    • Genre specific suggestions
    • Market Research Tips
    • Tone and Lexicon Checking
    • Catch your dream agent’s eye
    Find out if your query letter is holding you back.
  • $ 75
  • Manuscript Partial

    • Audience Demographics
    • 10 industry reviewed marketing tips
    • 10 manuscript improvement tips
    • Illuminovel professional review
    • Tips from a real agent
    Find out if your book is ready for publication.
  • $ 100
  • Combination Package

    • Target Audience Tips
    • Genre specific suggestions
    • Market Research Tips
    • Tone and Lexicon Checking
    • Free Synopsis evaluation
    Get our two great services in one easy package.

MEET OUR READERS

Our readers are just as invested in the success of your work as you are. Learn more about the kind of readers we have and what their perspective can do for you.

OUR PRODUCTS

  • $ 75
  • Manuscript Partial

    • Audience Demographics
    • 10 industry reviewed marketing tips
    • 10 manuscript improvement tips
    • Illuminovel professional review
    • Tips from a real agent
    Find out if your book is ready for publication.
  • $ 50
  • Query Letter Review

    • Target Audience Tips
    • Genre specific suggestions
    • Market Research Tips
    • Tone and Lexicon Checking
    • Catch your dream agent’s eye
    Find out if your query letter is holding you back.
  • $ 5
  • Manuscript Giftlist

    • Let Agents come to you!
    Check out the hashtag #MSWL for more information.

MEET OUR READERS

Our readers are just as invested in the success of your work as you are. Learn more about the kind of readers we have and what their perspective can do for you.