About Braughler Books
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About Braughler Books
Braughler Books offers book publishing services to authors from Dayton, Cincinnati, and Columbus, Ohio, across the United States, and to authors in international locations.
We care about you as an author – and strive to help you to publish a book that you’re proud of and will drive you to your goals. With backgrounds in photography, web design, book design, typography, not to mention decades of book cover design and interior layout experience, our team brings a multi-faceted approach to each author and title we publish.
Let us help you tell your story!
Get in touch with Braughler Books today and let us help you tell your story.
A Message from Our Founder
Why do I do what I do?
Because I like to help people. Really. It’s that simple.
It doesn’t hurt that I love books. Always have. Somewhere in a family photo album, there’s an old black and white photograph of me when I was about four years old, sitting in my rocking chair, with a big hard cover book open on my lap (and some curtains in the background with a truly frightening late 60’s pattern on them.) And a big smile on my face.
Over the last eleven years, I have had the privilege and opportunity to work alongside hundreds of authors, many first time, from all walks of life. I have collaborated on books including memoirs of growing up during World War II, to children’s books, to technical manuals, and even a book or two on diet and exercise.
As the owner and president of Braughler Books, I work with a team of dedicated and tremendously talented individuals to create books for our authors.
We’re vested in the process – and despite the old business axiom – we DO take it personally.
Because publishing is a personal journey for everyone, even if it’s a book to further their business. I’ve worked with authors who had tears in their eyes when they held their book for the first time (one who carried the book home, and as her husband glanced over to her in the passenger seat, realized she had it up towards her shoulder – like a newborn) to the ex-Marine who was very very quiet as he held his first book in his hands. Gone was the gruff push-push-push mindset, replaced by a personal moment.
Publishing one’s book can be a trying experience, and some never try again.
At Braughler Books, we hope to make a difference in the field of publishing, by taking care and working alongside each author, helping them understand the steps along the way, and leaving them with an appreciation and understanding of the process. And a book they would be proud enough to show their mom.
A few words from our Mighty Team…
Our authors and their stories—and back stories—really make our work enjoyable.
We’ve worked with extremely vision-driven authors who truly challenge our creative abilities to those authors who want us to somehow parallel their story with the careful use of imagery. As a team, we enjoy that challenge—and the challenge of creating a book that once published, it even better than what the author envisioned.
One thing is for certain—no two titles are the same, and every day it’s something new. And we wouldn’t have it any other way!
Braughler Books in the publishing community
At Braughler Books, we believe in the ideals of our community, and we are proud to be a member and supporter of these publishing organizations.
BookWorks is “a community dedicated to helping its members prepare, publish and promote their books, plus share what they learn and support one another.”
The mission of the Independent Book Publishers Association is to “lead and serve the independent publishing community through advocacy, education, and tools for success.”
Our Authors are Happy Authors!
Braughler Books has years of experience in providing clients with a variety of high-quality, personalized publishing services—and it shows!
Have a look at some of the testimonials, reviews, and stories of success from our happy authors.
David is an exceptionally likable person, who manages to make you feel at ease during the ‘delicate’ process of getting a book published. A great listener, David knows JUST how to allay your fears with his seasoned expertise and confidence. It’s also comforting to know that David truly enjoys what he does; his enthusiasm becomes downright infectious after a while! For anyone looking to get a book published, printed, and SOLD, I give David Braughler my highest recommendation.
The folks at Braughler Books Publishing
The folks at Braughler Books Publishing are tremendous professionals. Their insights into the world of publishing helped take a great deal of stress away from me, so I could focus on other aspects of my product. I loved partnering with them and appreciated the step- by-step approach in making my work come to market.
After pouring your heart and soul into your novel, publishing it can make you feel both exposed and vulnerable…like standing naked in front of a room of strangers. David of Braughler Books is not only a knowledgeable and expert coach through the process; his own creative background makes him a responsive, encouraging and positive partner. The end result: a professional, high quality product to be proud of.
As a new author it was a daunting task to take my book, Beautiful ME, from concept to print. Braughler Books was a wonderful piece in that puzzle, working with me to ensure that final product was just how I envisioned it. David was always available via email, phone, or in person to see this project through.
Robert W. Martin, Jr.
David, Now that my book has been published, I want to commend you on all aspects of the process from our first meeting in May to the release in November. You were extremely clear about what I needed to do to make the book a success and you did everything you promised and more. I was extremely impressed by the promptness of your responses to my questions including your doing so during at least two evenings.
The final product is of the highest quality and every bookstore that carries the book has commented upon the quality and appearance of the book. I could not be happier or more proud of the book. You were a pleasure to work with and I would recommend you and Braughler Books to both first time and seasoned authors.
David Braughler and Braughler Books were referred to me by the USC & Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in South Carolina. After my first conversation with David, I knew found the right person to help me publish my book. David was extremely thorough in explaining how publishing works and what I should expect from his company. He believed in my goals and what I was trying to accomplish, which is most important especially for a first-time author. The process was very detailed and concise. David told me he would be available throughout the entire process and he was. He provided me with a wealth of information about publishing, editing, and marketing my book. When I saw the cover of my book, I knew I made the right choice with Braughler books. I could not have asked for a better person and publishing company to work with than Braughler Books. What a great experience! I am looking forward to working with David and Braughler books on another project. I would highly recommend Braughler Books.
David helped my Australia partners overcome logistics challenges to produce and ship internationally a training kit that includes 3 books and a set of CD’s. Each order requires customization and special fulfilment requirements.
After this successful and on-going project, it was a no-brainer to work with David on publishing my own book. His service was excellent and the book was ready 5 days ahead of schedule. David is not only easy and fun to work with, he gives professional service and doesn’t nickel and dime his clients.
Chad J. Willett
I published my book “Smash the Box” with David and I am so pleased with the process. He has been professional, attentive and very helpful throughout the process. Anyone looking to write a book contact David.
Braughler Books has been an amazing company
Braughler Books has been an amazing company to work with. Being 17, not a lot of people had faith in me and my writing (other than my family of course!). Braughler Books gave me a chance and helped me make my dreams come true. They were able to get me into touch with the people I needed and have given me all the information I required in order to get my book into the hands of hundreds of people. My life long dream has always been to change lives, and Braughler Books has helped me reach and surpass my goal.
Just Give Me the Road
Writing and ultimately publishing a book can be daunting. After much frustration in trying to enter the traditional publishing world, I came upon Braughler Books. David Braughler made the realization of my book not only possible, he was also encouraging and competent in leading me through the process. I can say I am the author of my first published book, Just Give Me the Road. I am grateful for David’s direction and expertise. I would highly recommend Braughler Books to anyone who wishes to see their book dream come true!
Writing my book, Finding Maggie, was actually the easy part of my publishing experience. Getting Maggie from my computer and into print was a much more overwhelming prospect. I could compare my experience with David Braughler and Braughler Books to driving a sleek, fast Maserati rather than galumphing along in a beat up jalopy as I had done in the past. David’s knowledge and hands-on approach made everything run as smoothly as that Maserati. He hires the best people for his team and the result is a truly professional product. From cover design to editing to pricing to battling the Amazon giant, David does it all. He even guided me through the process of re-issuing my first two books, The Awful Truth About Dead Men and Sibling Revelry. I highly recommend David Braughler and Braughler Books to anyone seeking to see her or his book in print. Thanks, David, “You da Man!”
Little Blue’s Catch
Since I didn’t know a thing about publishing and didn’t know of a good publisher, I was referred to Braughler Books. After I emailed David Braughler, he replied quickly, set up a meeting and gave me some homework of gathering a few children’s books. David needed to see what I envisioned for my printed book.
David made me feel comfortable at our first meeting as he presented copies of his company’s published, children’s books as samples. My questions and concerns were answered in a professional manner which really put me at ease.
After I signed a contract to go to print, the design of my digital images and text began. When I looked at the initial layout concepts for the pages, I experienced a struggle to reconcile larger proportions of my book with good design. David responded to a weekend call to calmly listen to my artistic crisis, plea and correction. Yes, David does work on the weekends! His responsiveness and solution to my request was to find another printing company that could print in a slightly larger format.
I enjoyed working with David because of his responsiveness and professionalism. He knows the publishing business well. My first published book is of fine quality. David is detail oriented too. His company inspected hundreds of my books, straight from the printer for quality control, before he delivered the copies to me. I look forward to having Braughler Books publish my second children’s book in the near future.
I have been very impressed with the services you provided me with your company, Braughler Books. It has been a wonderful experience to have you guide me through the process with patience and expertise. Thank you for assisting with a book that took many years to write and illustrate. I am so proud of the final result of the many efforts and hopes invested in The Dying Teach Us How to Live.
Braughler Books was instrumental in making our first book publication, Homeward Bound, a huge success. They made the process from start to finish smoother than I would ever have imagined. David Braughler and crew were a pleasure to work with, and I strongly recommend them to other storytellers for their publications.
Under the Mulberry Tree
In working with Dave Braughler himself from Braughler Books he made my hopes of the “book I was meant to write” come to full beautiful fruition. I tell you, I was worked with above and beyond as my passion for the book was clearly shared by Braughler Books and Dave’s one on one 24/7 attention was a remarkable thing to have during such an endeavor. He made the whole process so easy and the pricing…unbeatable-and stayed with me through every step to a wonderful finished book. I could not possibly be happier. I have other works and I would trust my writing to no one else. Thanks so much to Dave and Braughler Books!! Y’all rock!!!
The Long Game
I had never written a book before so was completely naïve on all the steps needed. David worked with me to find an editor, develop a front cover, and all the steps to get my book published. I would highly recommend Braughler Books to anyone who wants to work in partnership with a publisher and know when it is done they will be pleased with the results.
David Braughler did an outstanding job of managing the book project and coordinating all the efforts of his team. I always knew that if he promised me something by a certain date, I would receive it that day. It might be early in the morning, in the afternoon, in the evening, or it might even be at 11:59 pm. But David always followed through on his promises. Overall, David Braughler and his team did an outstanding job providing me with my Sunset Sky romance novel on time and within the budget while providing me with exactly what I was looking for. For that, I will always be grateful to David Braughler and Braughler Books.
My book, For Honor and Love, was my first historical novel. I could not be more pleased with the warm, friendly, and professional help from David Braughler and his staff. Being a hybrid publisher they can offer full publishing and or self-publishing services. They provided knowledge of the publishing process, personal and helpful suggestions but not overbearing, an excellent quality finished book designed and formatted in the best traditions of the industry. A five-star experience in every respect.
After twenty years of intensive work followed by twelve months of frustration gathering permissions and dealing with apparently disinterested people, I Googled in sheer desperation, “Book Printers Dayton,” and stumbled upon the name David Braughler. His first email to me inspired such instant confidence and trust that I knew our relationship was no mere accident, but rather the sheer grace of God. He offers not only consummate expertise, a wide variety of services, and practical affordability, but also offers those sincere interpersonal moments so difficult to find in the contemporary business world.
I am excited about the publishing of my book, “Memories of Forest View Gardens.” A super and outstanding publication. Thanks to David Braughler and Braughler Books.
See? Living Blind in a Sighted World
Braughler Books, LLC produced a wonderful presentation of my book titled See? Living Blind in a Sighted World of which I am very proud. I am most appreciative of David’s valuable support from his initial, eager, heartwarming acceptance of my manuscript to publishing of See?; including it for sale on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, other booksellers; and registering it with the Library of Congress. He also referred me to Nancy LaFever, an editor with whom I established an excellent rapport while she assisted me in revising the manuscript.
Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Publishing with Braughler Books was a no-brainer. David’s dedication to his clients, and their work, is evident in every book stamped with his company’s moniker. From preproduction to printing, David’s talented team shines. His years working in the industry provide clients with an inside edge from the very beginning. I’m proud to be a part of the Braughler Books family of authors. Thank you, David, for believing in a little story about a girl who loves Michigan’s Gem and the author who needed to tell her story.
Carolyn C. Bass
David has been an excellent advisor and consultant on my book The Legendary Tales of Sharktooth and Hammer. David’s expertise in the publishing business has been invaluable in not only bringing my book from manuscript to a polished, published work, but also as a business and marketing consultant. His work ethic is exemplary- not settling for “good enough” but striving for perfection (or pretty close to it). He has gone above and beyond the call of duty to ensure every aspect of the project was completed on time and went out of his way to deliver beyond my expectations.
A Life Postpartum
I chose to publish my first book through Braughler Books because they offer the advantages of a larger publisher while allowing each writer to maintain all creative rights. From start to finish, I was able to have the final say on all design and content decisions. Unlike self-publishing, the Braughler Book hybrid method makes the publishing process EASY and simple! Yes, it’s possible! The initial cost for publication is reasonable. I spoke with other small publishing companies who wanted $12k+ upfront for a sub-par quality book. With Braughler Books, you are paying an affordable price for a high-quality product. Unlike with large publishers, authors are able to take home much more money per book sold. It’s a great system, the best of big publishing with the quality of a small, privately-owned local business.
Robert B. Kahn
It is most unusual that a business relationship turns into a friendship. But this is exactly what happened dealing with David of Braughler Books. His professionalism made the publication of my somewhat difficult book a rather pleasant and successful undertaking.
Heart of Aquilia
As a first time writer, I am very lucky to have published my first book with Braughler Books. Throughout the entire process, David Braughler was extremely helpful and encouraging. He provided me with an amazing editor and has given me many tips to promote my published book. I would recommend Braughler Books to any new or already existing authors. David is very knowledgeable in the publishing industry and a great guide for new authors.
My experience with Braughler Books was absolutely incredible. From start to finish, David and his staff handled my book with dedication, care and white glove service.
Because this was my first time publishing, Braughler Books made additional efforts to ensure that I understood each step of the process. They guided me through the tedious steps and allowed me full creative control of the photos, content and cover. That said, David did an excellent job of informing me what would and wouldn’t work and he was always just an e-mail or text away.
When the first proof came in not up to his standards, he found additional resources and helped me create a high quality, full color coffee table book I am proud of. He even waived some additional costs and helped me better understand book printing in general.
Additionally, I developed a genuine rapport with David and always felt like I was the only client when he was working with me.
I have no doubt that my next two books will be with Braughler Books.
“Fly With Me: One Woman’s Leap Into a Life of Love and Joy”
David knows this industry inside and out. He gives the facts from several points of view in order for the author to make an informed choice. Every author has their own goals and David has the knowledge and patience to get us there! I loved his straightforwardness in our business relationship and his willingness to share insider know-how.
As an author with experience working with both a “regular” publishing company and self-publishers I have found Braughler’s hybrid publishing services to be excellent! David Braughler and his team are very knowledgeable and professional and extremely helpful. I will definitely use them for my next book and I would recommend Braughler to all new authors.
Braughler Books took all of the stress out of creating our school agenda. The thought of organizing over 100 students to collaboratively create one product was a bit overwhelming to say the least. Luckily, David was patient and happy to work with inexperienced students. He created a custom PowerPoint to explain the process of creating agenda pages. He even covered cut lines, bleed lines and the safe area so nothing would be cut off on their Week-At-A-Glance pages. I cannot think of a more dedicated individual than David Braughler, whose purpose is providing an educational experience for students. His commitment to providing a quality product was as important as his desire to help my students understand how to create an agenda that met their daily needs.
The Process of Cultural Competemility in The Delivery of Healthcare Services: Unremitting Encounters
“The Process of Cultural Competemility in The Delivery of Healthcare Services: Unremitting Encounters,” published by Braughler Books, is the 6th edition of this book. As I look back at the previous 5 editions of this book, which were not published by Braughler Books, I immediately saw how the quality and final product published by Braughler Books outdistanced these previous editions. Needless to say, I will be having my 7th edition published by Braughler Books. As a healthcare professional who has published extensively in refereed and scholarly journals, I wanted my book to reflect a polished and professional look. Braughler Books was able to deliver that professional product. David worked diligently and patiently with me as we made sure the American Psychological Association guidelines (the standard writing style for many behavioral and social sciences) were followed to the “T.” The most impressive part of the publishing process with David is his consistent and continuous communication throughout the entire process. I felt listened to and always felt he was readily available and genuinely willing to take my calls. As a person who tends to be on the “perfectionist” side, I found the quality of Braughler Books to exceed my expectations…something that seemed impossible for a perfectionist. Thank you, David.
I wanted to thank you again for speaking to my memoir writing class last Fall and again this Spring about the Self Publishing industry. Your lively presentation was both enjoyable and very informative. We all learned a great deal about Self Publishing in general, and in particular, how you have helped many writers get their work into print. The sample books you passed around, two of which were the work of Sinclair students, impressed us all with their fine quality and design. I know from talking to these authors that they enjoyed their experience working with you and were very pleased with their books.
After your most recent visit to my class, several students told me that your presentation had inspired them to finish up their writing projects and take the next step into self publishing. I am delighted that their wonderful life stories may one day grace the bookshelves of friends, family and perhaps the public at-large.
Again, many thanks for showing my students what is possible!
David was extremely patient with me, a first time author. He understood my wants and needs and did everything I asked of him to get the results I envisioned. I feel he did more than his share of work to accommodate my requests. At no time did he treat me as the demanding and inexperienced client that I was. Thanks David!
Love to be Loved
Braughler books published my first children’s book and I am so grateful to him for everything. I was new to the industry and had never written a book before. He took the time to answer all of my hundreds of questions and gave me so much advice. He was with me along the whole process, from showing him my first draft, all the way up to now. My experience with Braughler books has been invaluable to me as a writer and a first time author. He is incredibly helpful, smart, an expert in his craft, encouraging, thorough, and your cheerleader along the way. I couldn’t have done it without him! 10/10 recommend!
Sound, experienced advice. Realistic timelines. Speedy, personalized response. Flexible. Innovative. These are all hallmarks of Braughler Books and qualities I value highly in a publishing partner. As a hybrid author looking back over nearly forty years of experience in both traditional and self-publishing, my association with David Braughler and Braughler Books stands out as one of the most rewarding.
When David handed me my book last night, I was stunned! His artistry now rivals the major houses in London and New York. David has rightfully assumed his place as an independent publisher of the highest quality. Prospective clients can place their work in his hands with full confidence that their finished product will exceed their fondest expectations.
Excellent experience working with David at Braughler Books, would highly recommend this publisher. Experienced, attentive, knowledgeable! – Linda McCoy, Illustrator
Braughler Books was the perfect hybrid publisher for Wonder, a book that was a collaboration. David Braughler and his team are fantastic. They helped us every step of the way, and paid attention to every detail. Even now, when we have questions, David is responsive and helpful. My experience publishing with Braughler Books has been wonderful. – Rebecca Case, Author
Send Me Lilies
Braughler Books was absolutely amazing! They were flexible about my budget, and were with me every step of the day. Because of them, I was able to accomplish my dream and publish!
Having worked with several publishers over many years I can honestly say that Braughler Books ranks up there with the best! David Braughler has been a wonderful partner for my most recent work. He is committed to quality products and works closely with authors in assuring that books that bear the Braughler imprint make us proud. I have truly appreciated his partnership, integrity, and responsiveness. I can’t recommend Braughler Books highly enough!
Let us help you tell your story!
Get in touch with Braughler Books today and let us help you tell your story.