Publishing Reality Check

Discover if your book is ready for commercial publication, and what steps you need to take to get there

Dear aspiring author,

You've written your manuscript. Perhaps you've had some positive feedback from friends and family. But publishers aren't biting. So you may be wondering: Is there something in the way your book is being packaged that is putting people off? Does the idea have merit? Or are you just looking in the wrong places?

For over 30 years, we've been publishing successful and award-winning titles for adults and children. Our books last, being reprinted time and time again. We work with authors around the world and receive far more submissions than we could possibly respond to. This is why, for a limited time, we are offering a Publishing Reality Check service.

Get the objective opinion of a publishing professional and find out what you need to do to bring your book to the world. If your book is ready for publication, we'll reinforce your confidence and help you get noticed. If your book is not ready, we'll tell you what's missing. And if something is holding you back, we'll set you right so you no longer have to guess.

If you've been in the dark about where you stand with your book, then imagine this is a light switch.

Here's How 'Publishing Reality Check' Works:

This service is only available during limited windows when our senior publishing team has the time to spare amidst their standard publishing duties.

Currently Publishing Reality Check is: Available until August 15 or when all places are taken.

Step 1: Register. Use the button below to register and secure your Publishing Reality Check.

Step 2: Submit. Upon successful registration, you'll be given private contact details that will allow you to bypass our standard submission process and go straight to our senior publishing administrator. We highly recommend you include a brief cover letter with your manuscript to let us know more about you and your goals. Our administrator will make a preliminary assessment, and then send the book to our lead publisher in your genre, whether that's children's picture books, middle-grade fiction, or non-fiction including memoir, self-help, and history.

Step 3: Your decision. You'll receive a forthright and constructive response from our publisher within 21-30 days of submitting your book. This is designed to show you where your book honestly stands in the world of professional publishing, what your prospects are, and what steps you should take in order to achieve your goals.

Ready to find out where you stand and move your book forward? Just choose the option below.

Reminder: This service is available during rare windows only and closes on August 15, 2023. 


Reality Check
Find Out Where You Stand
Receive your 'Reality Check' Assessment in 21-30 Days
Get Clarity on Next Steps to Bring Your Book to the World

$175 USD
Get More Support
Meet a Publisher for More Guidance
Receive your 'Reality Check' Assessment in 21-30 Days

Plus: Meet Online (Zoom/Google) for Up to 60 Minutes With a Publisher in Your Genre to Discuss Your Book, Ask Your Questions About Your Assessment, and Get More Insight on How to Move Forward
$350 USD

What writers we work with are saying

"Thank you for this information. After the initial shock, it is quite useful and I now have a new strategy moving forward, so it was worth it."

"Thanks very much for your report. It’s extremely helpful. I can see I’ve got a lot of work to do. I’m so glad I requested an assessment of my work. Hopefully I’ll be able to amend it to publishing standard. I really appreciate your input."

"Thank you for your assessment. It is very helpful and provides clear directions for future changes."

"Thank you for your detailed and supportive assessment of my book, [Redacted]. Your report far exceeded my expectations, and I am extremely grateful. The areas you have suggested need development is exactly the feedback I was looking for and needed."

"The markups are great, I understand better what you need/ mean when plotting a manuscript.
Thank you very much for your time, patience and assistance in getting the [Redacted] from an idea to presentable manuscript. You have gone above and beyond the allotted time and I appreciate it very much."


Exisle Academy is an international service provided by our global publishing team with representatives in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and North America. Unless otherwise indicated, all prices are shown in $ USD. If USD is not your currency, a conversion will be applied automatically by your bank upon checkout. For all inquiries, email [email protected] or call our offices at the numbers below. Please contact us before registering if your children's picture book exceeds 3,000 words in length or your non-fiction manuscript exceeds 60,000 words. 

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