Fees

feesManuscript Assessment

Picture Books and Short Stories

  • £175 for the first picture book or first short story (up to 50 pages/13,750 words)
  • £60 for each subsequent book or subsequent story* (up to 50 pages/13,750 words)

Fiction and Non-Fiction Manuscripts (complete manuscripts only)

  • Up to 50 pages, £175 (£3.50/double-spaced page)
  • Up to 100 pages, £300 (£3.00/double-spaced page)
  • Any extra page above 100, £1.50/double-spaced page

Estimating our fee is easy. The easiest way to calculate your own quote is as follows: locate the right fee bracket for your manuscript. For example, if your manuscript contains 75,000 words/ 272 pages, it falls in the “Up to 100 pages” bracket for the first 100 pages and in the “Above 100” bracket for the remaining 172 pages. Start by multiplying the number of pages in your manuscript by the right fee per page for the bracket, then add up the results. In our example, 100 pages + 172 pages or £300 + £258. Our fee to assess 272 pages will be £558.

Or… just email your manuscript to hello@danielgoldsmith.co.uk for an accurate, no obligation quote.

Manuscript Reassessment

Picture Books and Short Stories

  • £160 for the first picture book or first short story
  • £50 for each subsequent book or subsequent story*

Fiction and Non-Fiction Manuscripts

  • Up to 50 pages, £160 (£3.20/double-spaced page)
  • Up to 100 pages, £250 (£2.50/double-spaced page)
  • Any extra page above 100, £1.20/double-spaced page

Script Assessment

  • Up to 30 pages, £190
  • Up to 60 pages, £270
  • Up to 90 pages, £310
  • Up to 110 pages, £340
  • For scripts over 110 pages, please write or call with details.

Recommendations to Agents and Publishers 
FREE (subject to assessment)

Query Letter Clinic
FREE

Market Assessment for International Writers
Please write or call with details.

Mentoring Service: Novel in a Year
Up to 36 pages/10,000 words: £199/month

Editorial Services: Copy-editing and Proofreading
Copy-editing: £3.50/double-spaced page, Proofreading: £3.20/double-spaced page
Submissions must be a minimum of 50 pages.

Ghostwriting
Please write or call with details.

Payments
We accept the following payment methods:

  • by bank transfer (details will be on our invoice)
  • by credit or debit card online (Visa, MasterCard, American Express)
  • by PayPal
  • by cheque, made payable to Daniel Goldsmith Associates Ltd

Please note that, in order to maintain our PCI DSS compliance, we no longer accept payments over the phone. All card payments are handled securely online by our card processing partner, Worldpay. To pay by card, clients will be invoiced electronically and will be able to complete the payments on Worldpay’s secure online platform.

*We accept a maximum number of 4 (four) picture books or short stories per submission for assessment or reassessment. Submissions above this number will form part of a new bundle and of a new assessment/reassessment report.