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Frequently Asked Questions

Brentwood has been America's authority in custom book publishing since 1982. With books in print for over 7,000 writers, we have learned exactly what the new writer wants to know, and provide answers factually, and concisely as promised.

WHAT DOES IT COST TO PUBLISH MY OWN BOOK
We need to see your manuscript to give an exact answer. More books cost less each; fewer cost more each. Options to customize your books are available. Any quantity is available, soft or hardback, with full color cover and pages available.

WHAT DO I DO NOW?
An agent or manuscript service is not needed. Send your completed manuscript, any illustrations on electronic media, Macintosh or PC, if computer prepared, to Brentwood. Microsoft Word format is preferred.  If you request editing, we can provide it, at reasonable rates. Extended payment plans are available.

THEN WHAT?
Our response includes the exact cost to publish your books in various quantities. We suggest new authors keep first printing at 300 to 500 copies. Copies as low as 50 copies may be published.  We also include details on payment terms and options, including outstanding cover design. By phone or your visit, if you like, we can discuss any questions you have, and proceed to publication. (If you decide not to publish, there is no charge for the services provided).

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
You tell us to proceed, and send the deposit. We prepare and send you the typeset layout just as it will be in your book. You proofread it, mark errors, and return. We make corrections, and print the number of books you want. At this time we also begin planning your cover design. After your approval, covers are printed, books bound, and you are an author! New, state of the art equipment permits full color covers at low rates.

HOW DO I MARKET MY BOOKS?
ChristianBookReviewer.com is owned by Brentwood and is a favorite site for distributors, bookstores, libraries, and other book buyers to preview new books. Internet and other bookstores accept Brentwood books. Yours could be there! Options also include news releases for your local media, bookseller contact, and ISBN with barcode.

PUBLICITY? MARKETING? DISTRIBUTION? SALES?
The contact points of major distributors, top bookstores, magazines that accept book reviews, plus those that target libraries and Seminaries.

The optional Brentwood Book Promo Pak includes a news release about your book for your area and denominational media. This may also spark and interview with you about your book. The Promo-Pak is custom designed to fit your budget and market for your book.

  • INTERNET:
    Books by Brentwood can be listed with bookstores on the Internet.
  • BOOKSELLERS:
    You'll have addresses of the largest distributors and leading book sellers. Local bookstores usually accept books by hometown authors.
  • CHRISTIAN BROADCASTERS:
    Publications that supply details of radio, and television stations plus program producers.
  • BOOK REVIEWERS:
    How to contact editors of over 100 magazines and periodicals that review books. Yours could be one of them!
  • CHURCH LIBRARIES:
    Schools and Churches are among the most active book buyers. We supply a limited listing of churches of various denominations that may buy your books.
  • BOOKS ON MARKETING:
    We provide sources of the books proven most helpful to authors who custom publish. They include valuable hints on securing publicity, and marketing ideas
    FREE.

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