OUR SERVICES

WHAT CAN WE DO FOR YOU?

MANUSCRIPT 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.

We have been responsible for ghostwriting a large number of books, both fiction and nonfiction. We pride ourselves on being one of the best ghostwriting services in the UK today. You will provide the raw materials and then we will transform those into a coherent and compelling book that stays true to your idea and your voice. The raw materials you provide can be given in phone or Skype calls, or in written note form, or in audio and/or video files. Ghostwriting is particularly valuable for those who want to write a book but do not have the time.

We have been responsible for ghostwriting a large number of books, both fiction and nonfiction. We pride ourselves on being one of the best ghostwriting services in the UK today. You will provide the raw materials and then we will transform those into a coherent and compelling book that stays true to your idea and your voice. The raw materials you provide can be given in phone or Skype calls, or in written note form, or in audio and/or video files. Ghostwriting is particularly valuable for those who want to write a book but do not have the time.

We have been responsible for ghostwriting a large number of books, both fiction and nonfiction. We pride ourselves on being one of the best ghostwriting services in the UK today. You will provide the raw materials and then we will transform those into a coherent and compelling book that stays true to your idea and your voice. The raw materials you provide can be given in phone or Skype calls, or in written note form, or in audio and/or video files. Ghostwriting is particularly valuable for those who want to write a book but do not have the time.

ONE-TO-ONE COACHING

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.

LINE EDITING

Line editing, sometimes known as copy editing, is the meticulous, line-by-line scan of your text, amending all spelling and grammatical mistakes, as well as other minute errors. If you are self-publishing your book it is absolutely essential that you have an expert edit your manuscript.

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.

PITCHING BUNDLE

Writing a Synopsis, Pitch, Logline and Letter

When your book is finished and edited, you may want to send a submission to a literary agent and/or a publisher. There is an art to this. At BookLab we can do this for you, giving you a much better chance of success. Remember, you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression.

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MARKETING

It is one thing to create a great product as a writer, it is quite another to make it visible in an over-crowded marketplace, which is why you need to invest in book promotion. Whether you work with a traditional publishing house, an Indie publishing company, or self-publish, the task of marketing and promoting your book will be your responsibility too.

We encourage you to think of doing two things:

  1. Hiring a PR agent to get your book noticed

  2. Creating a Promo Video for your Book

 
 
 
 
 

GHOSTWRITING

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.