Publishing is an American publisher of neighborhood, local,
and regional history of the
United States in pictorial form.
Publishing also runs the History Press, which publishes
text-driven books on American history and folklore.
2 The History Press
4 See also
6 External links
It was founded in Dover, New Hampshire, in 1993 by United
Kingdom-based Tempus Publishing, but became independent in 2004. The
corporate office is in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.
It has a catalog of more than 12,000 titles, and it—along with its
subsidiary, The History Press—publishes 900 new titles every
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. 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, Legendary Locals, Images of Modern
America, and Then & Now.
In 2010, Arcadia became the first major publisher to print all of
their books on
Forest Stewardship Council
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) paper. All of the
publishers books are also printed and manufactured in South Carolina
on American-made paper.
In May 2017, Arcadia acquired Palmetto
Publishing Group, a
Charleston-based self-publishing service that had been in business
The History Press
The History Press
The History Press is a subsidiary publishing house, owned by Arcadia.
Its books mainly deal with "narratives of local heroes, tragic losses,
collections of homegrown recipes, historic mysteries, and everything
in between." Some of their series include: American Legends (a
series focused on local mythology, legends, and mysteries), Forgotten
Tales (a line of books that catalogue near-forgotten stories), and
Haunted America (paranormal history books that are written by local
authors about ghost stories specific to cities across the
The History Press
The History Press was originally a US subsidiary of the UK-based
publisher of the same name. In 2014, the US-based portion of The
History Press was sold to Arcadia Publishing.
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, and museums
Nontraditional outlets (like historical societies or hardware
South Carolina portal
^ a b Moore, Thad (2017-05-30). "Mount Pleasant-based Arcadia
Publishing buys Charleston-based self-publishing service in effort to
diversify business". The Post and Courier. Retrieved 2018-03-23.
^ "Histories in the Making". The Philadelphia Inquirer. April 11, 2002
– via Newsbank.
^ Nolte, Carl (October 27, 2005). "Mini-Americana Publisher Finds
Small to Be Bountiful". San Francisco Chronicle.
^ Rice, Mark (Fall 2009). "Arcadian Visions of the Past" (PDF).
Columbia Journal of American Studies. Vol. 9. pp. 7–26.
Retrieved September 19, 2017. (analysis of the successful Images
of America series).
^ "Our Story". Arcadia Publishing. Retrieved June 11, 2009.
^ Hall, Alan (March 20, 2005). "The Book Is at the Printer!". Public
Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County, Ohio. Archived from the
original on October 2, 2006. Retrieved August 24, 2007.
Hall, Alan (July 3, 2005). "Steubenville A Book Written by
Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County,
Ohio. Archived from the original on October 2, 2006. Retrieved August
Hall is a co-author and describes the process of writing and editing
an Acadia book Steubenville ISBN 978-0-7385-3399-5.
Writer (2010-02-10). "Arcadia
Publishing Becomes 100% FSC
Certified". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 2017-11-03.
^ "The History Press". Arcadia Publishing. Retrieved November 15,
^ "American Legends". The History Press. Retrieved January 23,
^ "Forgotten Tales". The History Press. Retrieved January 23,
^ "Haunted America". The History Press. Retrieved November 15,
Publishing Buys The History Press". Publishers Weekly. July
9, 2014. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
^ Milliot, Jim (August 9, 2004). "Arcadia
Publishing Adopts National
View". Publishers Weekly'. Retrieved August 24, 2007.
Arcadia Publishing: Expands Distribution to Reach More Readers
Alexander Street and Arcadia
Publishing Launch Local History
Collection Containing Hundreds of Thousands o