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How Our Comparison Service Works

Writers & Artists

Welcome to a step-by-step guide detailing how our industry-first self-publishing provider comparison service works.  Before we walk you through exactly what our comparison engine can do, a few key points:

Putting you in touch with providers

  • You will be able to view results of the providers that best match your needs as soon as you have completed the questionnaire
  • Your completed questionnaire will not be passed on to providers unless you choose to submit
  • If you decide to submit your results by clicking the “Select” button against up to five providers, a page confirms who your details have been sent to
  • You will also receive a confirmation email with the names of the providers set to contact you
  • Providers who have received your details will be saved in the Self-Publishing section of your dashboard
  • You will at all times be able to view which providers have received your details 
  • Once we have put you in touch with the providers, you should expect to hear from them to provide you with a quote

The providers featured on our site

  • Data has been sourced from what is made available on provider websites
  • A level-playing field is of utmost importance. Every provider featured on the site has been contacted with the option of paying a flat fee for each lead received via our comparison service
  • Providers not wishing to receive information on writers interested in their services will still appear in our search results.  All that changes is that they will not receive notification of an interested customer
  • Writers and Artists aim to provide you with an impartial, comprehensive comparison of self-publishing providers and their services. However, whilst all providers that we are aware of are included in our database, we are unable to pass your details on to certain companies. If you would still like to contact these companies, then we encourage you to do so independently.

A step-by-step guide to using our comparison service


Step 1: Choose the area(s) you need professional assistance with

Self-publishing step-by-step guide


Step 2: Choose the service(s) you're looking to purchase

Self-publishing step-by-step guide


Step 3: Answer the questions relating to your manuscript

Self-publishing step-by-step guide


Step 4: View your results, ordered by 'Best Match'. If a number of services have been selected, you can filter your results by service (please see tabs at the top of results)

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Step 5: Select up to five providers and submit your answers to providers

Self-publishing step-by-step guide


Step 6: View your confirmation email

Self-publishing step-by-step guide



Your feedback

We aspire to be as transparent as possible. Our site is packed with advice, interviews and ever-expanding FAQ and glossary sections. However, if there's something you remain unsure about, please get in touch with us at writersandartists@bloomsbury.com. We would also love to hear from you about your experiences with any of the providers listed on our site.