Illuminovel is a Chicago-based start-up company. We offer market research data on readers for unpublished manuscripts, as well as editing help on submission materials for the purpose of acquiring a literary agent. Our services can be used by un-agented authors, self publishing authors, literary agents, editors and small publishers. We believe that authors having data about the quality of their work will make it easier for them to achieve their publishing goals.Our data gathering system was designed to protect authors from plagiarism, while at the same time allowing them to keep their first right to publication.