At Arc Light Books you work with a single, dedicated professional, who knows both traditional- and self-publishing, as well as the author sides of the industry, and gets to knows your book inside out. Jan Camp oversees each step of your book’s production . Whatever stage your writing is in, it’s never too early to get on our docket.
Start: Your first consultation is complimentary by phone from anywhere, in person if you are local. We work well with clients far and near.
♦ Consultation and coaching
♦ Manage your writing time
♦ Complete your manuscript
♦ Assign the ISBN
♦ Choose a printer
♦ Copyright registration
♦ Scanning images and to text
Design & Format: Once the manuscript is finalized, Jan helps you translate the mood and tenor of the content into book form.
♦ Front cover design with three variations
♦ Interior design and layout
♦ Retouch and place images
♦ Back cover copy and quotes
♦ Bar code
Print & Ship: every author has three rounds of proofing before publication with Arc Light Books, and help with promotion.
♦ Set up print-on-demand author account
♦ Three proof galleys of the printed book
♦ Create audio and video
♦ Set up social media sites
♦ Create a Web presence
Finish: Approval for publishing and distribution is another beginning.
♦ Order author copies
♦ Get the word out
Professionally Designed Books
Arc Light Books offers self-directed publishing support for traditional and self publishing, where the author gets a brand and also maintains control. Authors can create paperback and hardcover printed books, as well as electronic books, using their own imprint or ours. Each author has editorial and design control, with the benefit of professional guidance through every step of the publishing experience.
Author Patricia Adler says…
“Jan Camp is an experienced book designer who brings classical tradition and current technology to my projects. She is a joy to work with—smart, intuitive, skillful and efficient—and she is an artist and photographer, too. I highly recommend her! ” —Patricia Adler, author of My Father Who Is Not In Heaven and Beyond the Hedge
Let Jan Camp guide you through writing and editing, or directly into design and layout, for publishing your content. Small or large, every Arc Light Books project gets personal attention to detail. Jan Camp has twenty-five years of experience working in traditional and digital publishing, with a background in art, design, and photography. Jan’s photo skills have transformed many a nice photo into a striking book cover. A stock image of wolves made a striking cover for David Hathwell’s book on the experience of ambiguity—with Jan’s photo retouch.
Author Comment: “Jan Camp brought good taste and professional savvy to what felt, always, like a collaborative effort to achieve the design—of the cover and the text—that best served my book. I have nothing but praise for this collaborative process and the end product. When the first copies of Muses came, I was struck by the beauty of the interior—type size and style, placement of the poems just where your eye wants to see them. I couldn’t really imagine the bound book from the proofs—but the designer certainly could.”
—David Hathwell, author of Muses and Between Dog and Wolf