informational graphics

marketing

fundraising

special events

Fun Designer Stuff

 

graphic design
web design
periodicals
communications

Other design services:
entrepreneur solutions
book publishing
genealogy design services

Capabilities:
design capabilities
website capabilities

Portfolio:
book and CD covers

We make you look good:
Brewer Communications strives to make your communications work for you and your organization. We can design a new branding for you, and we integrate your existing branding with new publications. We’ll help you think through the media, size and budgets appropriate for your project. We’ll help you craft the right wording, fix the spelling, adhere to style guidelines, follow copyrights and keep you looking like a professional. We want to be your first resource for transforming your ideas into professional communication!

 

web design graphic design magazine design

Book and CD publishing

You have a great manuscript or recording. We can help you get that into print or production and have you looking your best. At Brewer Communications, we have a passion for making your book look good and read well.


Here’s where we can help you get off to a great start:
Book covers and CD covers: We have many years of experience designing book covers and CD covers. Each project is a fresh design, custom made for your product, audience and message. We don’t use template or cookie-cutter solutions. Your cover should be as special as your book or music.

Book design: We can design the body of the book as well. Prices are competitive with Lulu, an online, self-publishing resource. We create a template specifically for the content in your book, and custom design the pages. Your book's presentation should be as unique as your book's content.

CD package design: In addition to the cover design, we design the disk face, the booklet, and the back tray card. We can also design a wallet-style CD package that is more economical and mails better.

Lulu and Mixbook: These self-publishing websites give you tools to help you create your book online. We can provide professional design help to create your product within their sites. I highly recommend Mixbook for scrapbook photo albums, yearbooks and other short-run books with lots of photos. I can help you design it within their site. Lulu is a print-on-demand publisher who will print your book. They require pdf downloads of the book already laid out, and they offer layout services. I offer the same services, and a range of tools and options to create the right publication for you. I can layout the book with your needs and concerns in mind, and then provide final pdf pages to Lulu. I also work with several independent publishers who print small quantities of books, which may be a more economical choice in some cases.

CD production: We work with several firms who specialize in digital mastering and CD manufacturing. We'll help you find the right fit for your needs.


Marketing your book or CD

Printing your book or CD is only the first step. You also need to market your creation.

Product marketing website: We can design a website specifically to promote and sell your books, CDs, or other products. We can work with you to determine the best way to sell the product through your website and other avenues.

Publishing packages:
Platinum Publisher
package includes:

  • Put book on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.com, Baker & Taylor (wholesaler to bookstores) and publisher’s website
  • List book in Books in Print (Bowkers)
  • Get ISBN, bar code and Library of Congress control number
  • Send copies to Library of Congress for their records and for copyright registration
  • Write news release and prepare announcement sheet for bookstores and distributors
  • Prepare an order-form mailer and supply marketing syllabus
  • Do order fulfillment (buyer pays shipping costs)
  • Pay author net receipts from sales of book (bookstores and wholesalers pay a discounted price)

Gold Publisher package includes:

  • Put book on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.com, Baker & Taylor (wholesaler to bookstores) and publisher’s website
  • List book in Books in Print (Bowkers)
  • Get ISBN and bar code

 

Marketing materials: Flyers? Bookmarks? Posters? Ads? Yes, we can do that too. Don't forget the power of SEO.

 

Transforming your ideas into tangible communication. We make you look good.