"Truly the best money I have ever spent! Lisa did in-depth research, providing not only names of agents and publishers who would be the best fit for my novel but also gave the reasons for her selections, as well as the required submission guidelines. I was really impressed with how she took the time to understand my writing to find the best matches. On top of it all, she was an absolute pleasure to work with!" --C.C.
"Working with Lisa M. Bolt Simons at Manuscript Matchmaker has been an amazing experience! Could I have done this research on my own? In theory, yes. In reality, no. I continued to put it off because, frankly, the whole thing overwhelms me. How do you cut through all the literary agents and publishers out there to find just the right one to represent your book? The answer is simple: you have Lisa do it for you!" --A.K.
"Thanks so much for all the great info. Very helpful and thorough. --N.K.
"Using Manuscript Matchmaker is exactly what I needed at this point in my writing life. I am an experienced writer, but I needed more time. Lisa gave that to me. Now, while I continue to write new work, I am regularly sending out my finished manuscript to literary agents and editors she researched for me. Worth every penny!" --G.G.
"I’ll admit it—I’m one of those writers who tends to put off submitting work. It’s not because I’m afraid of rejection (which is inevitable in this business), but because I find the whole process so daunting and tedious. I have a hard time keeping track of all the book publishers, editors, and submission requirements. No matter now organized I try to be, I never feel on top of the task. I stick my toe in every once in a while, feel the cold water, and retreat.
That’s why I was so happy to hear about Lisa’s Manuscript Matchmaker business. A skilled, energetic researcher, Lisa knows the business, having published many books herself and submitting her work on a regular basis. And she understands that making a connection with a literary agent or editor isn’t simply a matter of using the right keywords. That’s just the starting point. Before she gave me her recommendations, she researched each company and found books that were similar or complementary to my manuscripts. I now have an appropriate, research-based angle for each query. And to think I have all this information in one well-organized document! It would have taken me weeks to gather all the information that Lisa provided—if I stayed with the task at all.
An additional benefit to working with Lisa is that her enthusiasm is contagious! She genuinely wants writers to find a home for their work and provides the motivating nudge some of us need. I highly recommend her services." -- N.L.