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Whispers Publishing

Whispers Publishing
Evaluated 25th of September 2011  

Updated in italic on 1st of October 2011 following mail exchange with their CEO Dawn Carrington, reacting to original review (indeed responsive :-).

Reported as responsive and professional but with low sales. Both Facebook and youtube account relatively new, so this might impact sales, let’s hope…

CEO reports that information about low sales no longer accurate

A. Genres:

Romance, science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, and general fiction

B. Service offered

1. Editing: No Data – Yes
2. Book cover:  Yes
3. Formatting:  Yes
4. ISBN:  No Data
5. Marketing: Yes
6. Affiliates: No
7. Distribution: Yes

C. Terms and Conditions

1. Advances: No
2. Royalties: 40% of gross on site 40% of net third party sites (unconfirmed)
3. Copyrights granted: No Data – Our standard contract is for all rights since we actively pursue sales of those rights; however, we will always negotiate with any author that wants to reserve rights with the exception of digital rights, of course. We’ve just recently started putting some of our interracial romances into anthologies which is another reason we buy print rights, but, again, we have had authors who have negotiated to keep those rights. We don’t have a problem with that at all.
4. Length of Contract: No Data – Our contract term is five years, renewable for two years upon mutual consent. We do have an out clause after the book has been in publication for 240 days. If the author wishes to terminate the contract at that time, he/she may do so with thirty days notice.

D. Credibility

1. Age: 2006
2. Catalog: 178
3. Alexa Rating: 3.6 M

E. Social Media

1. Forum: No
2. Blog: No – 2 blogs
3. Book Club: No but YouTube with 9 followers
4. Twitter: 963 followers, active
5. FaceBook: 2 pages, personal page with 2388 friends and professional page with  97 followers, both active

 

Overall Rating:  Good
B:  3/4 Stars
C:  3/4 Stars
D:  4 Stars
E:  4/5 Stars

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8 Responses to "Whispers Publishing"

  1. Jessica Damien says:

    I’ve been editing for Whispers since 2007, and am so proud of our staff! Now, I’m also an author here, and I’ve never felt so at home. I love what’s been done by my editor to polish my book, and look forward to more of the same for my next submissions.

    I salute Whispers and everyone who makes it a great publishing house!

  2. I love working with Whispers. Everyone treats you as a profressional. The editing is really good (thanks, Rory!), and I think the covers are fabulous. I’m lucky to be part of such a wonderful publishing house.

  3. I have several books published with Whispers and each encounter has been wonderful. The editors and CEO are creative, efficient, and knowledgeable. I feel they handle each author with respect.

  4. I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience with Whispers Publishing. The professionalism and feedback from the staff is astounding. I look forward to working with Whispers on many more projects.

  5. I have other publishers but Whispers (my erotic short story: Always & Forever is here) has been exceptionally great to work with. CEO Dawn C. has even updated my old book trailers (from other publishers even!) as a favor to me…she and all the people at Whispers have all been so helpful and kind to me….always! These are a great bunch of people to work with. Great publisher!!!! Warmly, author and 2012 EPIC EBOOK AWARDS FINALIST NOMINEE for her romantic horror The Last Vampire-Revised Author’s Edition, Kathryn Meyer Griffith [email protected] http://www.myspace.com/kathrynmeyergriffith

  6. Missy Lyons says:

    I have been working with Whispers Publishing for several years now and it has been a pleasure to work with them. They have great communication throughout the process, and I have not had any trouble ever. Which I can’t say for everyone else I have been published with.

  7. Linda Kage says:

    I love working with Whispers Publishing. They have a great response time, professional editors, and quick cover art. They always send my royalty payments a couple days early, and always get my stories out to all their distributing vendors on the release date (sometimes even early there too!), and they have even sent encouraging personalized emails to me too. I’m very honored to be a Whispers author.

  8. Publishing a Book is an Adventure and Whispers Publishing makes it an easy and exciting adventure!

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