Frequently Asked Questions
Why was this site published?
Every year, thousands of quality books are published. Many of those books
are published by small presses or self-published by the authors.
Relatively unknown authors have difficulty reaching the market. This site
is means for current, former and retired police officers and law enforcement
personnel who have published to band together and
reach a larger audience.
Is this a commercial site?
Yes. It is supported through the sale of your books and advertising.
However, it is the property of an author who is a retired police officer. If you
have further questions about the website we suggest you visit the
Who is eligible to be listed as an author?
Anyone person who completed their probationary period in a state or local police or law
enforcement organization. While the website is focused on state and local police
officers, federal and international police officers/law enforcement personnel
Is there a charge for an author to be listed?
There is no charge.
How do I get listed?
Send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org. At minimum, include the last department
with which you served and the name of your book(s).
Additionally, you may submit any biographical information or book description;
and, a photograph of you. Please submit the photograph in jpg or gif
format, don't worry about the size we will resize as appropriate. Limit
your bio or book information to 1000 words. We reserve to right to edit
and republish the biographical and book information you provide. It may
become the content of press releases, blog entries, articles, etc.
Why should I keep my contact information updated
with the website?
As this site has become more popular there are several
press inquires per week. Usually, they are seeking either contact
information on a particular author, or a subject matter expert in some area.
While your contact information will never be divulged to a third party,
including the press, we often facilitate contact between interested press and
authors. We simply send you an email or call you on the telephone and give
you the press persons information. Hopefully, you'll not only market your
book, but our site!
How soon will I be listed?
It depends on the workload.
How does a service members business website become
Send an email to
email@example.com. Provide your name and department of service. Include
the business name, appropriate hyperlink and up to 300
words copy. You may suggest a category. Click
review the general list. There is no charge to current, former or retired
police officers or other law enforcement personnel and although a reciprocal link will benefit you in the long-run, it is
How does a non service member have their business
For information on reciprocal links, purchasing text links or other forms of
advertising, send an email to
How do I suggest an author?
Send as much information as you have to
Or, you can help out and take a look at our
Unconfirmed Research page.
Who is the editor?
A very good question! For more information about the editor, Lieutenant
Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.), MPA, you can view his CV
What a Cool Idea. Can I link to you?
We hope you do. You can use any of the following banners. Just point
hyperlink into the homepage at
www.police-writers.com, and thank you!