Frequently Asked Questions

Author Services

I'm confused. You're a traditional publisher and you offer author services to self-published authors?
Yes. Our founder began as a self-published author and she believes self-published books should have access to the same first-rate services as books from traditional publishers. Our expansive network helps us locate up and coming freelancers whose talents are on par with the in-house staff of any major publisher. This saves a lot of self-published authors from the reputation-inflation.

 

Do you guarantee distribution for self-published authors?
Nope. We do not function as publisher or distributor for self-published authors. If you'd like to get our two cents on how to go about getting representation from an established distributor, we suggest booking a 1-hr consultation.

 

Can you create a book cover from a drawing or sketch?
Sure. If you have a very specific idea of what you want your book cover to look like and you're not willing to compromise, we can still work with you. This is where a cover artist comes in handy. However, starting price for this type of service is about $1,200. There are fewer people that can do this type of work so we suggest booking months in advance.

 

Do I need to put down a 50% deposit on services?
No. We require full payment upfront.

 
What if I'm not happy with the finished product? Do you give refunds?
You will have several opportunities for a refund. Before the work actually starts, you can get a 100% refund. After the work is started but before it's complete, your refund dwindles either 50% or by a per hour rate, depending on how far along we've gotten. Once we deliver a finished product, we only give refunds if you can show just cause. If, for example, we don't deliver what we promise.

 
Do you offer discounts?
We offer discounts for referrals. Let's say, you contract us to help with some aspect of your book. If you refer another writer to us, then you get a discount on your next service.

 

Our Publishing Program

Is there a fee in exchange for publishing?
Nope. We handle all the production costs plus some basic promotion expenses. We also take a percentage of all sales.

 

I want to get my book into bookstores. Can you do that?
Absolutely. We have inroads with brick-and-mortar bookstores as well as libraries, both here in the US and abroad.

 

Product Sales

I represent a library/bookstore. How can I purchase your books at a trade discount?
If you're located in North America or the UK you can find both e-book and paperback editions of our books with Ingram, Overdrive, EBSCO, Baker & Taylor, Gardner's, or Askews & Holt. Another option is you may purchase directly from us with the same trade discount. Email us at sales@bravebirdpublishing.com for more details.

 

I'd like to buy a large quantity of your items. Do you offer volume discounts?

We do. To get volume discounts you have to purchase a minimum quantity of 10. Contact us prior to purchase.