Target Reader Manuscript Analysis™ (TRMA)
Fewer books are earning back their royalty advances and with the growth of self-publishing, individual books aren’t selling like they once did. The average reader’s attention span is shrinking and it’s imperative that a book immediately captivates its target audience.
The Target Reader Manuscript Analysis™ provides an independent and unbiased review of a manuscript—so you can know what real readers think about a book—before it goes to market.
AuthorTalk™ hires 15 to 25 target readers (we guarantee 12 to 20 responses) and asks 30 to 50 qualitative questions that have been carefully crafted by seasoned industry professionals, including writers, editors and publishers.
An AuthorTalk™ Curator analyzes the Target Reader’s inputs and provides insights on how to strengthen the manuscript, using data gleaned from the TRMA.
With TRMA you will:
Be matched to target readers in AuthorTalk’s database of readers
Gain independent confirmation of a manuscripts market appeal
Obtain insights enabling you to make market guided adjustments to a manuscript before it’s set in stone
Be more confident that your book will sell—to an agent, publisher, or end user
Approximately four weeks after purchasing the TRMA service, you will receive a comprehensive analysis of the manuscript, along with suggested improvements—all from the input of readers in the target market.
$1,850 for 12 readers
$2,650 for 20 readers