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.

Fee: starting from £175 plus travel expenses

If you run a writers' group or other organization and you would like an author or a professional from the publishing industry to address your group, look no further. We have a team of published writers, editors and agents who can visit your group to speak on a range of writing-related topics. The subject of 'How To Get Published' is the most popular, and as industry professionals we are very well placed to share our insights with groups of writers around the country.

We are flexible and can work around your requirements. Usually we talk for around 30-40 minutes and then hold question-and-answer sessions. We sometimes offer one-to-one chats as well, so that individual writers can get tailor-made advice that is personal to them. If you are interested in this, it is useful if your writers email us a sample of their work in advance.

The charge for a single session is £175 plus travel expenses (usually from London). If you would like a longer session, for example a day's workshops on How to Get Published and other topics (for example 'Narrative Voice', 'Keeping Up The Pace', 'Constructing Page-Turners', 'Overcoming Writers' Block' and so on) we would quote you a price based on the length of time involved. We endeavour to keep our costs affordable while still recognising the level of professionalism of the speakers.

If you are interested in booking one of our speakers or discussing the idea further, please contact us.