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Manusript Assessments


At BookLab we provide manuscript assessments for both nonfiction and fiction works. A nonfiction assessment runs to at least 8 pages and contains an evaluation of the content, structure, style, originality and market audience of your book, with advice about next steps, including publishing. A fiction assessment runs to at least 10 pages and contains an evaluation of the nonfiction elements and also consideration of plot, characterisation, point of view, scene building, and other narrative-specific features, with advice about next steps, including publishing.


Mark Stibbe offers one-on-one sessions for those who want to discuss their writing projects with him. These personal tutorials last up to one hour a time. Mark will want you to email or post him a short extract or summary of your writing (no more than three pages) before the call so he can assess your work. Payment will be made in full before the session.

Structural Editing


Whereas line editing involves correcting minute mistakes, structural editing not only includes a line edit but a careful attention to the arrangement of the parts of the book, filling in gaps, connecting sections, chapter divisions, section headings within chapters - anything to do with the overall structure of the book. At BookLab we have the ability to match your inspiration with our organisation skills. This kind of editing is more extensive and therefore more expensive than line editing.


We have ghostwritten over forty books for clients. The industry rate for ghostwriting will cost you between £300 and £1000 per day. We offer the same level of excellence for a fraction of that cost. However, it is still expensive. A nonfiction book of 30,000 words will cost you £3,000. A fiction book will cost you £6,000 for 30,000 words. In terms of time frame, you need to think of 10,000 words per month, so a work of 100,000 words would take ten months to complete.

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As an author, having a website is essential. It is a place where you can interact with your readers, publish blogs, share details about and sell your book(s). A website is often the first point of contact with publishers and agents. Having your own website, especially if you're an unpublished author, shows that you're serious about your writing career. At BookLab, we can build a professional, user-friendly website for you.  Prices start at £250. Contact us today to see how we can help!

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