We’ve signed a number of new authors in recent months. We also continue to receive many of the same questions from a lot of you. I thought it best to summarize these into an FAQ for this month. Here we go!
Q. When will we see the production queue report? It’s been many months since you included it in this newsletter.
A. I know we promised to provide an updated version of this but we just aren’t ready. We’ve been too busy releasing and selling books. We will get to this soon.
Q. How do I order books at the author discount?
A. Go to our bookstore at www.sunburypress.com. Find the books you want to order and use coupon code A50 when you check out. This code is for authors only and triggers your discount. Please note that your order total must be at least $100 in order to qualify for free shipping.
Q. When will I get my author copies?
A. We do not automatically send you your author copies. Many authors wait until their first book order and have them added to it. In that case, include a note with your order. If you just want your free copies, send a note to orders@sunburypress.com. Identify yourself, your book title, the number of copies, and the shipping address.
Q. When will I get my royalty statement?
A. We send statements four times a year on January 31, April 30, July 31, and October 31.
Q. I have not received a royalty check. When can I expect one?
A. When your total royalties hit $50 or more, you will receive a check in the mail. These checks are issued fifteen days after the royalty reports — four times a year.
Q. It’s Wednesday and I need books for a signing on Saturday. Can I get books?
A. Please allow up to three weeks lead time to be sure to get your books in plenty of time. Our print orders usually are prioritized lower than consumer orders so we are at the mercy of the capacity of our printer partners. Please try to plan ahead, if possible.
Q. I am working on a new manuscript. Must I go through your submissions process like I did the first time?
A. The short answer is “no.” If a new fiction concept, send to Chris Fenwick at cfenwick@sunburypress.com. If nonfiction, send to me at lknorr@sunburypress.com. Please include a summary of the book in your email and your estimated completion date. Also note which number it is in the series, if applicable.
Q. I’ve been waiting quite a while for you to start my book. Why the delay?
A. We are working diligently to catch up on our backlog all the while signing new authors. We are making significant progress in recent months. Bear in mind we are also always re-prioritizing our backlog based on category and market conditions. If you think your manuscript has been waiting too long, reach out and find out why.
Q. I’m selling too many books and my royalty checks are too large!
A. Yeah, right! Maybe you should move to Baltimore and run for mayor!

Ordering author copies

We have been fortunate to bring on board a number of new authors in recent months. Welcome! One of the first questions we get is how to order books and how long is the lead time, etc.
First and foremost — please allow upwards of three weeks when ordering books prior to events. The delivery times vary depending on the time of year and the weather. Most of the time, your books will arrive in ten days or less. Sometimes you’ll get them within a few days. However, the three-week wait is not uncommon later in the year. Regardless, always be sure to order well in advance of any events for which you must have books. This all but eliminates the possibility of trouble.
Please note: we do not automatically send you your free copies when the book is released. Most authors place an initial order for additional copies and request their free copies be added to the shipment. If you want to receive your free copies upon release, just send an email to that effect: orders@sunburypress.com  and put “Author copies” in the subject line. If you want to add them to an order, include the request in the order notes.
Regarding ordering your copies, go to your book page at the Sunbury Press Store. Order as many copies as you wish. When checking out, be sure to use coupon code A50 — and apply the coupon — to get your 50% discount. If you order over $100 worth of books, shipping will automatically be free.
Please check the store to see if you have an author page. We would be happy to set one up for you if one does not already exist. If you have one, please send an updated biography from time to time.