Services

What Can We Do For You?

As well as publishing our own list of titles, Dead Ink also provides a range of publishing services for writers, publishers and companies to publish independently under their own name.

Our services cover everything from editing to production. Whatever it is that you are looking for, as long as it contains words, we can put together a bespoke package tailored specifically to what you need.

We’ve put together a short list of our most common services below as well as some special introductory offers. We can do anything from a simple manuscript appraisal all the way up to a complete book production package. Whatever it is that you need, just get in touch and we can discuss how the Dead Ink team can help you.

For more information about our services please contact Nathan Connolly (nathan@deadinkbooks.com) and we can discuss your project in more detail and provide you with a quote.

What We Offer

  • Manuscript Appraisal
  • Beta Reader Reports
  • Structural and Close Editing
  • Proofreading
  • Advice and Consultation
  • Dedicated Mentoring
  • Cover Design
  • Typesetting
  • E-book Production
  • Print Book Production
  • Project and Production Management
  • Literature and Publishing Workshops and Seminars

Special Offers

First-Time Manuscript Appraisal (Novel) – £99/$149

Never had your manuscript appraised by Dead Ink before?

Well, you’re in luck! As an introductory offer we are halving our standard rates to show you the benefits of getting professional feedback from one of the Dead Ink Editors. This means that one of our Editors will sit down with your manuscript and give it the time and consideration that it deserves before writing a full report. Your report will highlight what you are doing right and what you might need to take a second look at. The feedback you receive will be constructive and aimed at making your work a success. We’ll also be available for support via email and will be happy to enter into a conversation with you about your goals and intended development. At Dead Ink we take pride in working supportively with our authors for their long term development and that mindset carries over to all areas of our work.

Turnaround time from receipt of manuscript is normally 14 days. This offer is valid only for manuscripts under 80,000 words in length. Manuscripts exceeding that length will be charged an additional £2 per 1,000 words. Email support will continue for 7 days following the final appraisal.

First-Time Manuscript Appraisal (Short Story) – £49/$75

Are you looking for professional editorial feedback on your fiction writing? Have you never used a Dead Ink service before?

Our short story manuscript appraisal is designed to give fiction writers a valuable critique of their work that will set them up to further develop their craft professionally. Once you commission our short story appraisal it will be assigned to a Dead Ink Editor who will stick the kettle on and then sit down with your work. They will read through your manuscript and look at the narrative development, your structure, tone and style. You’ll be given a full report, written by the Editor, that will highlight problematic areas alongside your successes. We’ll even provide you with email support to follow up on any questions that you might have! The purpose of this service is to give you honest professional feedback for your own professional development.

Turnaround time from receipt of manuscript is normally 14 days. This offer is valid only for manuscripts under 20,000 words in length. Manuscripts exceeding that length will be charged at the £99/$149 rate for full novels. Email support will continue for 7 days following the final appraisal.

 

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