Frequently Asked Question
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 former service members who have published to band together and
reach a larger audience.
Is this a commercial site?
Yes. It is support through the sale of your books and advertising.
However, it is the property of an author who served.
Who is eligible to be listed as an author?
Anyone who served in the United States Military and was honorably discharged.
Is there a charge for an author to be listed?
There is no charge.
How do I get listed?
Send an email to
email@example.com. At minimum, include your branch, rank,
theater of service (if applicable) 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?
This website has a sister site at
Officer Writers. As that site becomes 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 that 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
firstname.lastname@example.org. Provide your name, branch, and years of
service. Include the business name, appropriate hyperlink and up to 30
words copy. You may suggest a category. Click
here for an example of the link. There is no charge to former service
members 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
I didn't have the opportunity to service, but I have
written a book about the military, can I be listed?
Non-servicemembers may be listed under "Military Supporters." However,
their books are not listed in the overall count on the front page of the
website, listed from any of the subject matter pages and their biography
information clearly indicates they did not serve.
Where are the full photographs used to create
Photographs used to create inbound banners are taken from the open source
photographs of the Department of Defense. The photographs themselves and
the information on the
American Heroes who took them follow:
Soldiers of the Army's 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) fire a TOW missile
at a building suspected of harboring Saddam Hussein's sons Qusay and Uday in
Mosul, Iraq, on July 22, 2003. Qusay and Uday were killed in a gun battle as
they resisted efforts by coalition forces to apprehend and detain them. DoD
photo by Sgt. Curtis G. Hargrave, U.S. Army. (Released)
U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Chang Ahn, leader of 2nd Platoon, 5th
Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, and Maj. David McCulley, battalion
operations officer with the 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, update
perimeter maps to increase base security at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, on Sept. 11,
2008. The operation is a joint patrol designed to introduce Security Forces
airmen to the base's outer perimeter prior to the airmen taking responsibility
of the area from the Army unit. DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Aaron Allmon,
U.S. Air Force. (Released)