Featured article: How to get a book published.

If you are interested in getting published you really need a cast-iron determination. Even the best writers have had to deal with frequent rejections from literary agents and publishers, often over many years. It's a pipe-dream to think you can be published without being rejected. It's part of the course. So grit your teeth and set your eyes firmly on your goal.

If your work looks amauterish, literary agents and publishers will never give it serious consideration. The basic rules of thumb are to make sure you use size 12 Times New Roman font and double-space your manuscript. But there's more to it than that. If you really want to impress a literary agent or a publisher, and you really want to get published, take submissions seriously. At Addison & Cole we can provide a specialist consultant to look over your submission in advance and point out its strengths and weaknesses. This can be extremely valuable. Visit our services and fees for more information.

Some writers show real potential, but their manuscripts are in need of line-by-line editing. This involves an editor going through the text with a fine-tooth comb and annotating the manuscript using the 'Track Changes' function on Microsoft Word, pointing out areas of improvement. We then email your manuscript back including all our comments and suggestions. The document would look like this (click on the image for a closer look):

This service is very detailed, and provides an excellent way to dramatically enhance the quality of your manuscript. It can often mean the difference between failure and success.


£55 per hour. How long it will take to complete depends upon the length and nature of your project. Contact us for a quotation.

Details of payment can be found at our payment page.


VIP service

We always endeavour to complete your work within 3 weeks. However, we also offer a VIP service which guarantees completion within 5 working days. The charge for this is an additional 50% of the usual fee.

Interested? Contact us.