Brick Cave Generalities
Where are you located?
We are located in Mesa, AZ, which we just found out is now the 35th largest city in the country, “up one spot”, as Casey Kasem would say. Someone said we passed Sacramento, but we don’t know.
Are you a Vanity Press?
We are not a Vanity Press. Authors do not pay to be published by Brick Cave. By IBPA standards, we are considered a “Hybrid” publisher.
Can I work there?
We post job opportunities and intern opportunities on the site here.
Are you a public company?
No, we are a privately held LLC.
I am interested in investing in your company. Whom do I talk to?
- Your Name
- Organization you represent (if applicable)
- Some details about your interest
- Contact email
Ordering, Selling and Carrying Brick Cave Books
My bookstore would like to carry your titles. How do we order?
We provide information on that here.
Questions From Content Creators
Can I send you my manuscript?
Slow your roll there, Future Best Seller. We have a submission period, outlined in the submission guidelines.
Can I bring you my manuscript at an event?
Please do not. Our staff are specifically advised NOT to accept samples or manuscripts at events we are vending at.
Who prints your titles?
We utilize different printing organizations depending on the intended use of the books. At times that we look to change partners, we issue an RFP with details of the requirements and allow potential new partners to bid.
How many titles do you publish each year?
Our goal is 4-6 high quality titles a year right now based on the staff size we have. As we grow, we expect that to grow correspondingly.
Who does your cover art?
Who does your audio books?
We have utilized ACX in the past and are working to transition to a local based model with a recording partner. We are working to post “Talent Calls” for each of our titles and then signing contracts for recording based on author/staff feedback. If you are voice talent and interested in receiving those calls directly, make sure that you are subscribed to the Brick Cave email list.
Do you record records?
We have in the past (it is actually how Brick Cave started) and several of the albums are available online. However, we are so small staffed that we decided to focus the energy we have on publishing books. As we grow, we expect we will reengage that business again.
I want to make a film from author “so and so’s” book. How do I start?
- Your Name
- Organization (if any) you represent
- Nature of your request
Are you a film company, too?
We have made films (Sacrifice, Yellowstone Sunset, Sum of It’s Parts), one feature and two shorts. However, we quickly realized that it’s best to start with one thing and do it well, until you have the resources you need to do additional things right. So, while we expect that we will reengage that business in the future, and have scripts ready to do so, we wanted to focus on books at this time.
Questions from Fans
Who is your best selling author?
*side eye* we love all of our authors equally.
How do you pick the events you vend/appear at?
I would like “so and so” author to come and do my event. Can you ask them?
Uhhhh… What is it?