Welcome to the official FAQ for Brick Cave Media. Learn more about what we do and how we do it.
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.
My bookstore would like to carry your titles. How do we order?
We provide information on that here.
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?
We contract among several artists we have established relations with. if you would like to be considered for future work, please feel free to message email@example.com.
Who is your best selling author?
*side eye* we love all of our authors equally.
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.
Can I work there?
We post job opportunities and intern opportunities on the site under “About Us”.
How do you pick the events you vend/appear at?
Simply put, we look for events that we will be able to accomplish one of two objectives, generate positive revenue or educate a literary audience about our books.You can invite Brick Cave Organizationally to vend, or individually as staff as guests, by messaging firstname.lastname@example.org.
I would like “so and so” author to come and do my event. Can you ask them?
We encourage all of our authors to get out and promote themselves, and their books. Unless Brick Cave is vending or otherwise appearing as an organization, we leave those decisions to the individual author. Each author can be reached through the links on their corresponding Author Profile Page here on the site. If you are unable to reach them, you can message us at email@example.com to pass the message along. We make no guarantees that the author will accept, or even answer, your request.
I want to make a film from author “so and so’s” book. Do you own the rights?
In most cases we do not. In some cases, we do have “right of first refusal” on media outside of publishing the work. In all cases, we encourage you to reach out and discuss your proposal with the author in question, we are happy to act in the best interests of the author when it comes to rights.
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.
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?
Start with an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include:
- Your Name
- Organization you represent (if applicable)
- Some details about your interest
- Contact email