Top Publishers Will Read Your Book and Send You One Page of Honest Feedback Designed to Help You Get Published

Focus. Assess. Recharge.

Focus, Assess, Recharge is a premium service provided by senior publishers from Exisle Publishing and EK Books to help you:

  • Uncover impediments in your manuscript that may be holding you back
  • See your book through the eyes of a seasoned book publisher
  • Discover hidden strengths you can build on to improve your chances of success
  • Express your message in a way that will connect with readers, reviewers and publishers
  • Fast-track your road to commercial publication

Currently accepting new children's and non-fiction manuscripts through May 2022 only.

Dear Writer,

Getting a foot-in-the-door of the publishing world is notoriously difficult. Often, writers are kept outside not because their work is flawed in some deep way, but because they are missing a few little things that publishers immediately notice.

Open only during brief windows once or twice per year, our "Focus, Assess, Recharge" service gives you a publisher's eye view of your book so far. We'll show you both the strengths and the weaknesses, and help you discover opportunities in your work that you may have missed.

Send your work into our senior editors, and you will receive a forthright one page document designed to help you get your work commercially published and identify what impediments there may be to be overcome and to build upon your strengths.

Unlike our premium manuscript review service which is focused on more detailed, line-by-line feedback, "Focus, Assess, Recharge" is designed to give you clarity on the direction you should now be moving to end up with a successful and commercially viable book.

Our Seasoned Team of Publishing Professionals Has Helped To Bring to Life Over 2000 Successful Books for Adults and Children. Now It's Your Turn!

Exisle Publishing was founded in the early 1990s with the mission of giving a voice to writers whom the mainstream often overlooked. Ironically, we've since become something of a mainstream publisher ourselves, with branches in Australia, New Zealand, the United States and the United Kingdom, and a successful children's imprint, EK Books.

Despite our global success, we haven't forgotten our roots, and our mission. With Exisle Academy we want to guide people who have a message, who have something to say, but who may not yet have the knowledge, experience and industry contacts, along the path to making their book the success it deserves to be.

Here's Exactly How The "Focus, Assess, Recharge" Manuscript Review Program Works:

  1. Book Your "Focus, Assess, Recharge" Manuscript Review

    Sign-up with the buttons below - Please note, this service is only upon once or twice a year during brief, select intervals when our publishing and editorial staff have the time available. Outside of these windows, the sign-up button will be removed and this page will be closed.

  2. Send In Your Manuscript, Outline or Sample Chapters to Our Editorial Team

    As soon as you sign-up, you will be given the private email address of an Editorial Administrator who will be in charge of making sure your manuscript reaches the right hands, and answering any questions you may have.
    (You do not need to have a finished manuscript - we will work with whatever you have right now, but of course, the more you can send, the better).

  3. Receive A One Page Document With Concise, Meaningful and Actionable Feedback on Your Book

    Our Editorial Administrator will first read the material you have sent, and then assign you to a senior editor from either Exisle Publishing or EK Books. This editor will also read what you have provided, and write up their feedback in a concise, meaningful one-page document. Your forthright one-pager is designed to help you get your work commercially published and identify what impediments there may be to be overcome and to build upon your strengths.

    The entire process typically takes 7 to 21 days depending on the complexity of your book. An editor will be in touch with you and keep you up to date.

What's The Different Between a "Focus, Assess, Recharge," and a Complete Manuscript Review?

We understand that many authors are happy to "go it alone," but would benefit hugely from a quick shot of professional insight to give you the confidence and clarity to move forward to the next stage. "Focus, Assess, Recharge" gives you one page of actionable feedback that will help you understand how your book looks from a publisher's perspective, and what steps you now need to take in order to get your book successfully published.

A complete Manuscript Review is a much more involved process, giving you line by line feedback across your entire book, as well as a dedicated editor. A complete manuscript review costs US $997 for a children's book, and US $2997 for an adult non-fiction book. With "Focus, Assess, Recharge" we aim to offer a more affordable solution to help more writers realize their books and bring their ideas to life. 

Bonus: Get Instant Access To the Exclusive "Manuscript Minefields" Report

 Manuscript Minefields - The 7 Most Common First-Time Author Mistakes That Could Stop Your Book From Getting Published, And How to Avoid Them.

To fuel your creativity and give you some insider-knowledge while you are awaiting your manuscript review, you will immediately receive a bonus of the "Manuscript Minefield" PDF report as soon as you sign up.

This guide, only available to Exisle Academy students, contains the distilled wisdom from our 30+ years global experience publishing books for children and adults alike. You'll get instant access the moment you have booked your "Focus, Assess, Recharge" with the button below.

Get Expert Feedback On Your Book

Select The Option That Best Describes Your Manuscript:

Picture Book
-> One page of expert feedback on your manuscript designed to help you get your book ready for commercial publication
-> Priority consideration with EK Books
-> Overcome impediments to publication
-> Save over $600 off a full children's book manuscript review
* Best suited for short children's books of anything from a few hundred to a few thousand words
$390 USD
(Including Memoir)
-> One page of expert feedback on your manuscript designed to help you get your book ready for commercial publication
-> Priority consideration with Exisle Publishing
-> Overcome impediments to publication
-> Save over $2,000 off a full manuscript non-fiction review
* Best suited for books of standard length, up to around 80,000 words
$490 USD


For VIP Support, Please Contact Exisle Academy Program Coordinator Nathan Thomas at [email protected]

For support over the phone, please call our offices as below:
Australia (NSW): +02 4998 3327, New Zealand (Dunedin):  03 477 1615, United Kingdom and North America: +447487222216


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