- Arcadia Publishing
Infobox_Company | company_name = Arcadia Publishing
foundation = 1993
num_employees = 108
Books, & Publishing
homepage = [http://www.arcadiapublishing.com]
The corporate office is in
Mount Pleasant, South Carolinawith other offices in Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Chicago; and San Francisco, California.
Its formula for regional publishing is to use local
writers or historians to write about their community using 180 to 240 black-and-white photographs with captions and introductory paragraphs in a 128 page book. [Hall, Alan. [http://www.steubenville.lib.oh.us/director/DCdetail.asp?dcID=21 "The Book Is at the Printer!"] March 20 2005and [http://www.steubenville.lib.oh.us/Director/DCdetail.asp?dcID=34 "Steubenville" A Book Written by Librarians"] July 3 2005. Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County, Ohio. Accessed August 24 2007. Hall is a co-author and describes the process of writing and editing an Acadia book "Steubenville" ISBN 978-0738533995.] The "Images of America" series is the company's largest product line.
Other series include "Images of Rail, Images of Sports, Images of Baseball, Black America, Postcard History, Campus History, Corporate History," and "Then & Now".
The books are printed in the United States. It handles its own sales and distribution with the following each accounting for one-third of the company's sales:
Independent bookstores, libraries, museums
*Nontraditional outlets - historical societies,
hardware stores [Milliot, Jim. [http://www.publishersweekly.com/article/CA443447.html "Arcadia Publishing Adopts National View"] Publishers Weekly, August 9 2004. Accessed August 24 2007.]
* [http://www.arcadiapublishing.com/ company website]
*Singh, Gary. [http://www.metroactive.com/metro/11.23.05/alleys-0547.html "Graveyard Shift"] .
Metro Silicon ValleySilicon Alleys column. November 23 2005. Access from Metroactive.com August 24 2007
* [http://www.lettersonpages.com/?p=36 Arcadia Publishing book review at Letters on Pages]
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