About Brown and Sons Publishing




Discovering the Writer in You

Have you ever shared your personal writings, your poetic thoughts, your short stories, or travel journals with anyone?

Our writers have, and we’re glad they did.


     Brown and Sons Publishing is a traditional, family-run publishing house with a mission to discover the works of talented, unknown writers. We hand-select authors and manuscripts based upon creative talent, marketability, and global impact, with the intent of creating best-selling authors and contributing greatly to the literary arts.

      We work with our writers the old-fashioned way, using modern techological means. BSP takes the author under its wing, markets and promotes both the author and the work, and designs and ships ebooks and paperbacks. Our aim is to build careers, as well as to sell books. Authors’ careers are built through exposure to an ever-widening readership. BSP utilizes electronic means such as writingprofessional.com’s Writer’s Showcase which allows for peer review/commentary and social network promotion, webinars with an “Author Speaks” series, and personalized webpages.


Contact Us: writingprofessional@doctor.com



 Authors are selected at BSP, authors do not pay editing fees, or product and service fees, or pay publication-related costs such as distribution fees, ISBN numbers, etc. There are no “self-publishing” or “do-it-yourself” options. BSP takes complete care of its author clientele and sets up contracts with the highest possible royalty payments for its writers.

      We are changing lives with our vision of opening up the literary market to gifted writers who need an opportunity to have their autobiographical journeys, their poetry, novels, and other creative works read. Ultimately, this opportunity will change the lives of readers, who will experience the great impact of these works for many years to come.

      Dr. Nasser Sharify, former Dean of Pratt Institute in New York, has been writing poetry nearly all of his life. Yet, throughout his internationally known career in library science, his one-million dollar commission by the Shah of Iran to build a national library, and his many medals and award, he never publicly shared his ever-growing tome of romantic poetry. Sharify was referred to Brown and Sons Publishing in 2011. Now, at 87 years old, he is discovering a following for his timeless poetry.


BSP believes in global outreach. BSP has established a project in service of humanity called the Kroobay District Project. The project is at the start of a two year planning and implementation phase that will culminate in an outreach program bringing education, nutrition, training, and supplies to the inhabitants of Kroobay District in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The recent gold wars in Sierra Leone  have left devastated populations of homeless, undernourished, and illiterate. BSP hopes to use the skills of its dedicated staff to build relationships with the country’s leaders in an effort to bring the initiative to fruition in late 2015.

BSP has committed to donating 5% of all net sales toward the initiative.


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      Brown and Sons Publishing evolved from surprising beginnings, which shaped the course of its mission. In 2010, Dr. Jocelyn Brown took a leave from teaching to research, publish, and speak at conferences. During that year, Brown launched writingprofessional.com, a writing service business that also offered a Writers’ Showcase blog linked to the social networks. The writing began to pour in from all walks of life. A regional transit driver, a Dean of Colleges, a veteran news anchorman, a world traveler, and many others with unique personal backgrounds found their way to the website. Brown discovered that 80% of the submissions came from exceptionally talented writers. The commentary and feedback from readers were powerful. More than showcasing these writers, Brown wanted to publish them. Brown opened Brown and Sons Publishing in 2012 with a mission to make a lasting impact on the literary world with these newly discovered writers. Thus began the process of sorting through manuscripts while learning the fine points of the business. The stack of approved manuscripts grew and contracts went out. Staff was needed to produce, market, and distribute the many volumes of poetry and autobiography, the novels, and the screenplay.

     In January 2013, Brown hired a dynamic team that is primed to get started. Two additional staff members will be added to the team in the second quarter.