A manuscript appraisal is an objective assessment of the quality and marketability of your book. The appraisal process is an opportunity for you to receive in-depth feedback on your manuscript to ensure your story caters to the expectations of your intended target audience, and make any changes based on that feedback before you go ahead with publishing.
As the author, you have most likely worked on your book for months, maybe even years. This makes it impossible for you to step back and look at the book from a consumer’s point of view. An impartial reading by a professional appraiser reveals flaws in structure, style, and content that you may have missed, and will suggest alternative approaches so you can make the necessary revisions to your manuscript before publishing.
Your appraiser will read through your manuscript and compile a comprehensive report outlining the merits of your book and highlighting areas that require your revision. The suggestions provided are intended to encourage you to revisit your book with a critical eye to ensure you are giving it the best possible chance of success when you launch it into the commercial market.
Your appraiser will provide feedback on: concept and subject matter; originality and audience appeal; writing style; narrative structure and pace; point of view; character development; language and dialogue; distractions and inconsistencies; as well as marketing analysis (target audience, competition in the market, etc.).
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