What does it take to publish your book? Please browse our FAQ section below to learn more about us. If you still have questions, please
don't hesitate to call us or email us. We are with you throughout the publishing process and beyond.
Self-Publishing Most Frequently Asked Questions:
1. What do I need to know before I self-publish?
Self-Publishing is a quicker, more effective way to start publishing your work than waiting on a traditional publishing house. We can take your
manuscript and make it live to the world in as little as 7 days. Suspense Publishing will also guide you through the process of creating your book cover
(front and back), as well as helping you market your book. If your manuscript needs a little help with editing, we can provide that to you as well. Our
goal at Suspense Publishing is to make you a very successful author.
2. Why Digital and not Print?
Technology has advanced quickly and Suspense Publishing is staying at the forefront. Digital publishing is a much quicker way of making your
authored work available to fans. With a print version you can wait upwards of 4-6 months before you see a finished product. With Digital publishing
through Suspense Publishing you can see your work and start selling it in as little as 7 days. Digital publishing is also a much less expensive way to
publish your book. With Digital publishing you don't have unused or unsold print copies sitting around and costing you money. Digital publishing lets
you reach many more fans quicker. Print publishing takes a lot longer to distribute your book to other countries and bookstores across the world. You
will also be able to add instant reviews and updates to your book, whereas in printing you would have to reprint a new batch of books, costing you
more money and in some cases, some companies will not allow changes after publication.
3. Why use Suspense Publishing to publish my book?
What sets us apart from other Self Publishers is our commitment in taking you through the entire process and staying with you beyond the publishing of
your book. While our service is a paid service, we are much less expensive than all other self publishing companies. We also have the ability to use the
international success of Suspense Magazine to help market your book, along with using all other channels of marketing to make your book a success.
We offer self marketing consultation and other services that extend past the time your book is published. Our fees are listed online for your
convenience and you will never have any hidden fees or extra charges. You will retain all publishing rights to your book and also receive 80%
royalties, regardless of sale price. Our publishing specialties are available 7 days a week via phone or email. We won't waste your time and money on
services that have could have no benefit to you. We also encourage you to research all the other self-publishing companies against what we can do,
and you will see that we offer the same services as they do, but at a fraction of the price. Send us over an email or give us a call so we can show you
the level of professionalism you deserve.
4. How do I submit my book?
There are many ways to submit your manuscript to us. The best way is to email it to us. When we receive it we will take it, add your full color book
cover and start publishing it. You can also send it in via CD.
5. How does Suspense Publishing help me sell my book?
Suspense Publishing publishes your book to all the major EBook websites including: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Borders, EBooks.com, Smashwords,
Sony EReader Store and Apple Book Store. However, we use the power of Suspense Magazine, an internationally read magazine, and our aggressive
marketing of Suspense Publishing / Magazine.
- You will receive ads in Suspense Magazine
- Press Releases to all major outlets (minimum of 3 Press Releases)
- Social Bookmarking, with the use of keywords help the search engines give traffic to your site
- You will receive 80% royalties from the net proceeds and keep all rights to your work.
- One on One Self Marketing Consultation, along with 7 day a week support.
6. How does Suspense Publishing help me promote my book?
We release a minimum of 3 Press Releases to all the major outlets and personally target your market with direct contact. Our professional team breaks
down your book and your bio to execute an effective press release before you book is released. On the release date, we will send out another press
release and then about 2 weeks later we will send out another press release, which all comes standard.
We will release 3 months worth of Ad's in Suspense Magazine. We can also advertise for you in other publications (subject to what the cost is for those
publications) to give your book even more coverage.
Self Marketing consultation
You will get a one-on-one marketing consultant to help you guide you through the process of self marketing. Self marketing is key in any form of book
publishing. We make is easy for you to better market yourself through social media and local marketing contacts.
Internet and Web Marketing
Since your book will be an EBook, internet and web marketing is an essential key to success. If you need help setting up your social media accounts
like FaceBook, MySpace, Twitter and Goodreads, we will walk you through the process. We will help show you the little tricks you might not know to
send more and more traffic your way. We will help you set up your book in Amazon and Google key word search, to drive more sales and awareness to
7. Can I revise my book once it is published?
YES! This is one of the advantages of digital publishing. You don't need to reprint and spend more money adding reviews and changing the cover or
description of your book. We can instantly make changes to your book.
8. What should I charge for my book?
The cost of the book is entirely up to you. We will talk with you and make suggestions on what we feel would be a good price point, but you are in total
9. What is the royalty rate and how do I get paid?
You will receive 80% royalty from the net proceeds on every book sold. You will receive weekly sales tracking numbers so you know exactly how much
you will receive. You will receive a royalty check every 3 months, unless your royalties are less than $10.00 for that quarter. Then we will bring
forward your total into the next quarter and pay you at that time. You can receive payment via PayPal or by check.
10. Can you print my book?
YES! We have relationships with book printers to get you the very lowest price possible. This would be an extra charge however, but it is possible to
have your book printed. We will not sell the printed copy on our website or make it available for bookstore distribution. But if you would like review
copies or personal copies, you let us know how many and we can have them printed.
11. What if I don't have a "suspense" novel?
If your book does not fall into the categories of "Suspense/Thriller/Mystery or Horror", not to worry. Simply email us a one page query letter about
your book and let us review it.
12. Do I need my own website?
Having your own website is another essential key to any successful author. While it is not required it is highly encouraged. We can help you set up
your own professional looking website (extra charge as listed on the services page).
13. Does my package only cover one book?
Yes, each title is required to have its own package. However, discounts are available for two or more titles.
14. How can I reach someone?
We are available 7 days a week for you. We can be reached via email.
Suspense Publishing is a subsidiary of JRSR Ventures, LLC a California company. We are an electronic self-publishing company, dedicated at successfully marketing and
selling your book. Suspense Publishing is available 7 days a week to help provide author solutions and top level professional support, that reaches beyond your book is
published. Suspense Publishing provides one of the highest royalty rates in the industry and allows authors to have total control over their work. Headquartered in
Calabasas, CA, Suspense Publishing was started in 2010.
Please email, call or write us with any questions. We are here for you and give you the platform to feature and promote your hard work.