Assessing your book - making sure we're a good fit together


Through BewleyBooks, you'll join thousands of writers around the world who rely on BewleyBooks to keep them up-to-date on the book publishing, writing and promotional world.  We do this through education, telling you of marketing opportunities, and giving you industry news direct from the horse's mouth - so to speak. Additionally, you can count on BewleyBooks to save you thousands of pounds by giving you links to discounted products and services specifically tailored to an author's needs.


We offer a host of benefits which we trust you will take advantage of, including:


  • Answers at your fingertips - whatever your question, you can usually find the answers in our: 

    • blogs, news media pages or simply by asking through our social media pages  

  • If we don't know the answer, we can reach out to BewleyBooks' network of experts to get responses for you 

  • BewleyBooks Forums (primarily 'bodies, not bots' - we interact personally with many of our followers so we know they are real people)

    • Facebook (over 200 followers - authors, publishers, media influencers)

    • Twitter (almost 3,000 tweety friends - most in the business of books)

    • Linkedin (over 10,000 professional influencers - from the media and book business world)

    • plus other social media platforms - all available 24/7, where you will find a membership community second to none

  • Benefits that BewleyBooks sources for you and help your book sell to a wider audience, these include:

    • exclusive partnerships with independent bookstores

    • a distribution network that reaches thousands of bookstores

    • a media outreach program that contacts thousands of reviewers and influencers

  • Resources at your convenience - become a member by signing the form at the foot of this page, and you'll get:

    • a subscription to BewleyBooks regular ezine

    • access to the Forum

    • writers blog pages

    • promote your own books via video

    • secure an interview with Kaye on a podcast 


Once you become a BewleyBooks author and publish your book on our platform, BewleyBooks tailors a program that suits your particular book, selecting from the gamut of ideas listed on this page and the following sections.  These are all aimed at assisting to build your publishing and promotion package.


Please don’t hesitate to contact us at if you have any questions about what BewleyBooks can do for you.


Other than that, I would like to offer you a hearty welcome to the BewleyBooks family.



Kaye Bewley


Stage 1: Assessment


When you send us your manuscript (.doc or .pdf files only, no physical copies), we take it through a process that ensures we have the right mix for your book.  Books can take a long time to get into print and onto bookstore shelves, therefore, we need to be able to work together and be happy with the outcome, so it is important we get this stage right.  


Below, you will see the different journies we take your book on, what we do and how long you can expect before a reply is given.



Once we decide to take you and your work on board, you can expect to be given updates and encouragement along the journey.


Please take the time to read our Agreement and Legal pages.



1. Author Enquiry


You send us your enquiry via the Contacts form

We assess the details you provide

You get our 'yes, we'd be delighted', or 'sorry, but it's not for us' response

  • because of the number of enquiries we receive, we are unable to give an in-depth response about your work.  However, you are more than welcome to pay for this service if you wish.



2. Manuscript Assessment 


You send us the full manuscript

We skim read through for:

  • genre/premise

  • writing style

  • author's voice

  • structure

  • characters

  • dialogue

  • practical implications

  • word length


3. Feedback


You will then receive a document via email with:

  • feedback

  • suggestions for changes (if needed)

4. Acceptance


It's then up to you

  • either reject our recommendations and continue your search for a publisher

  • accept our recommendations and become a BewleyBooks author


If you have received a 'not for us', please do read our book to get some hints and tips along the way.  Once you've read it, and if you feel you can change your book to suit the requirements, feel free to resubmit again and we'll take another look.



Producing a BewleyBooks' Book


Now you understand what we do in our acceptance process.  As soon as you decide to be a BewleyBooks author, we'll send you a special link so you can take a peek at the workload we undertake while producing your book.


Equality & Diversity Statement

Equality and diversity is a term used in the United Kingdom to define and champion equality, diversity and human rights as defining values of society. It promotes equality of opportunity for all, giving every individual the chance to achieve their potential, free from prejudice and discrimination.  This applies to some subjects that some people may not agree with or flatly refuse to believe.  BewleyBooks remains impartial to any views that an author may express and gives opportunities for all ideas that fit with the remit and goals of BewleyBooks.