Lincoln Legacy Project

Book FAQs

What is the objective of the Lincoln Legacy Book Project?

As Lincoln approaches its sesquicentennial July 29, 2017, Redbrush wants to bring attention to the people, families, businesses, organizations and events that have shaped Lincoln into the city that it is today.

Our goal is two-fold. First, we want curate 150 stories, ideas, memories of Lincoln in a published coffee table book that celebrates the diversity of our community and its writers. Second, we want to assist 150 Lincolnites become published authors by providing service grants to help underwrite the cost of publishing a full-length book.

What kinds of books are you looking to publish?

First and foremost, Redbrush’s goal is to help people publish books that are of the same professional quality of any traditionally published books. The books included in the Legacy Lincoln collection will meet these high standards as well.

Ideally, we’d like to help people publish books that share interesting and historical stories about their family or businesses. Sharing stories about the family’s business successes or expertise that helped them prove fruitful will be of interest to readers of these books. If there are photographs available, pictorial histories make for interesting and popular books. Fiction writers and poets will choose to share stories related to Lincoln, set in the capital city, and about related topics. If you have questions about the appropriateness of your nomination or idea, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 855.379.6218 or email hello@redbrush.com.

What about children's books?

We're always looking to publish the next Dr. Seuss. Your idea or the author you're nominating could be a book that showcases a Lincoln author and/or artist, or it could be a story that features something special to Lincoln.

I'm an author and I am interested in having my book become one of the Lincoln Legacy 150, how do I get started?

Just fill out our nomination form for yourself, entering all of the information you can about your project. We’ll be in touch to discuss our publishing services and help you choose the right services to complete the book you have in mind.

I'm not an author; can I still publish a book?

Yes. Redbrush has developed unique publishing services to help anyone with a story or information to share with the world. We're here to help build the book you've always dreamed of publishing. We have several author-friendly options to help new writers compose and publish their first book. Some of our services include professional editorial, ghostwriting and our Hands-Free Publishing services.

Who retains ownership of the book's copyright and contents?

Authors retain all ownership and copyright of their contents. All books will include a special project logo indicating it as part of the Lincoln Legacy 150 collection.

How much does it cost to publish a book?

Publishing costs vary depending on the type of book. Redbrush works to help any author wanting to independently publish a book do so quickly and efficiently, based on their goals for their book. Check out our special Lincoln Legacy pricing.


What's Redbrush?

Based in Lincoln, Nebraska, Redbrush is an indie-publishing start up company that helps independent authors publish better books. From book appraisal, editing and design services to book printing and fulfillment, Redbrush provides an unparalleled experience complete with a personal navigator. Read more about us.