It’s almost a year since I started my critique service and I can’t believe how many manuscripts I have read! I have laughed, cried (well, almost) and been blown away by the talent out there. And the really exciting news is that one of my critique customers, Fiona Barker, has had her critiqued picture book manuscript accepted by independent publisher Matthew James Publishing Ltd’s new imprint, Tiny Tree Books! More about that very soon, including an interview with the publisher to find out exactly what they are looking for from authors.
In the meantime I want to thank everyone who has used the service, and also let you know that I will be changing the price structure slightly in order to reflect the time I am putting in and make it a fairer system. At the moment, if you submit multiple picture books you get a much cheaper price than those who submit one at a time, which is great for the customer but means that because I do a full report on each book, the payment per book gets much lower the more I receive in one go. So for future submissions, the price will be a set £25 per book up to 1000 words, and a further £5 per 1000 words thereafter. This will actually slightly reduce the price of longer works but will also mean that each book critique will cost the same per person per book. I hope this is acceptable and I look forward to reading more amazing writing in the year to come!