FAQ

FAQ IN QUESTION MARKS

Traditional or self-publishing?
The choice is the author’s and we can help with either. We offer traditional publishing or a range of services to assist with self-publishing.

How do I get my book published by Whisper Publishing?
That’s easy! Read our submission guidelines and follow the instructions.

Do you accept unsolicited manuscripts?
Yes.

How long does it take to publish a book?
The length of time between submission and publication depends on:

  • Date of submission of the manuscript
  • Length of review stage
  • The work required to bring the manuscript to publishing standard

Will it cost me anything to get my book published?
We do not charge for the publishing process. We also undertake promotion and marketing to assist. Devoting time and effort yourself should be paramount and, as with any publishing company, we advise and expect our authors to do  that. While not guaranteed, being proactive could result in better success.

Do I need an agent?
No. At Whisper Publishing we work directly with our authors. If you have a literary agent, that is fine with us.

Who holds the copyright?
Our authors retain the copyright of their work.

How do I know if you have received my submission?
You will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours.

When will you get back to me with your decision?
Once we have your submission, we aim to assess within eight weeks. This is flexible based on the number of submissions we hold for review. Please be patient if you don’t hear from us within that time frame. We will get back to you with our decision once a review has taken place.

If you like my manuscript what will happen?
We publish a select number of manuscripts each year. If yours is chosen from a short list, a member of the Whisper team will contact you to go through the process, including the before and after publication elements. We work with our authors to ensure they are happy with any proposals put forward. 

Are there any genres you don’t accept?
Yes. Please read our submission guidelines for further details.

What royalties will I earn?
We apply a competitive royalty structure and offer a bigger percentage to the author.

  • Digital copies (eBooks) – you will receive 55%
  • Printed copies (less returns) – you will receive 35%
  • The proceeds of any licence granted to another publisher to release a reprint edition of the work – you will receive 50%
  • TV/film rights – you will receive 90%

How do I request a review copy?
Please contact us.