Who we are

America Through Time® is an imprint of Fonthill Media LLC, registered in South Carolina. We
have a specific book series named America Through Time, but we also use the imprint as a generic
name for all of our local and regional books in the U.S.A.

The founder and president of Fonthill Media is Alan J. Sutton. His name is synonymous with local
interest publishing in the U.S.A., U.K., France, Germany, and Belgium. He has also published books
in Ireland, Canada, Italy, Portugal, and Spain. His major contribution to local interest publishing
in the United States was when he launched his Images of America Series in 1994 under the imprint
of Arcadia Publishing. He sold that business to the current owner in 2002, but maintains a keen
interest in following the growing success of Arcadia.

America Through Time was launched in 2013, and since then a modest program has been built,
primarily in the northeast. We are now expanding nationwide to allow the series to cover all of
the United States.

Sales, marketing, publicity, and distribution for America Through Time is undertaken by our colleagues
at Arcadia Publishing/The History Press.

To avoid confusion, it should be emphasized that America Through Time and Fonthill Media LLC
are not part of Arcadia/The History Press. We are a separate and independent book publishing
company. Our association with Arcadia is solely due to the fact that we use their sales, marketing
and distribution facilities. All contractual or editorial matters should be addressed to us at America
Through Time, 12 Sires Street, Charleston, SC 29403.

Alan Sutton started his publishing career
through his keen interest in history. He is
pictured here in the inner ward of Manorbier,
a ruined 12th-century Norman castle in Wales.
What we do

We are independent, conventional trade book publishers specializing in history with offices in
Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A and Stroud, U.K. We also publish national and international
history under the imprint of Fonthill Media. Our catalog includes over 500 titles covering a variety
of subjects including Archaeology and Ancient History, Aviation, Biography, Local History and
Heritage, Military and General History, Sport, Transport, and Industrial History. Our local and
regional history titles are published under the imprint America Through Time.

Our titles are published simultaneously in print and electronic formats and supplied to the general
book trade as well as specialist outlets. Most titles are aimed at general readership level, but with
a more specialist, or in-depth focus on the subject matter in hand.

Our books are printed using conventional technology, and not as “print on demand.” We have high
standards and our books are of the best quality. Our national titles are mainly hardcover, and our
local and regional books are primarily paperback.
Why we have mailed this
We are seeking out individuals and history organizations passionate about their local communities
who may be interested in authoring an America Through Time book. We also wish to publish any
other form of appropriate local and regional history outside of the series.

We pride ourselves on the use of color in our books, but we are also willing to accept projects which
are text based, or text with black and white photographs.

As well as publishing local and regional history, we are able to act as publishing advisers. If an
organization wishes to self-publish, we can act as editorial and manufacturing consultants. We
have vast experience in all phases of the publishing process, including design and book production.

We love hearing from potential authors, so if you are interested in contributing to our America
Through Time series, please get in touch! Additionally, we accept unsolicited submissions in the
subject areas of:
•  Archaeology and Ancient History
• Aviation
• Biography
•  Local History and Heritage
•  Military and General History
• Sports
•  Transport—Railroads, Street cars, Canals & Maritime
•  Social History

Please note that we will not consider new fiction, or subjects which are outside of our general
scope of publishing.

Please see the submissions page for more details about how to submit your idea to us.

America Through Time

The America Through Time series was launched in 2013, and has largely been based in the northeast.
We are now expanding nationwide to allow the series to cover the entire United States. While each
Through Time book is a unique reflection of the communities they exhibit and their individual
authors, a “typical” book in the series consists of around 91 black and white historical photographs
alongside the same number of new color photographs, offering comparative or alternative views
of various landmarks, streets, buildings, and other locations within a community. This layout
provides a rich, colorful illustration of the multitude of changes communities across the United
States have experienced through time.

Often with the help of local libraries and historical societies, authors are able to present a visual,
historical record of lost traditions and eras past. Moreover, the series acts as a marker in time, a
photographic record of the year in which it is published. As such, books in the America Through Time
series are an expression of pride for the communities they represent.

Authoring an America Through Time book can be an individual or collaborative effort involving
multiple authors, historical society members, or photographers.

America Through Time
The Specs

96 pages 6½ × 9¼ inches Paperback

11 ounces Full-color printing Around 91 black and white
(black and white images can photographs and 91 new
be reproduced in color photographs, arranged
a rich sepia tone) with captions to exhibit how a
community has changed
over time


Our submissions procedure is simple and short. For an initial contact, please supply one page
only containing:

•  The Title
•  A brief description of the proposed book (200 words maximum)
•  A brief description of yourself (100 words maximum)
•  The proposed word count
•  The nature and number of illustrations/photographs

You can use the submissions form on our website at www.fonthillmedia.com/submissions.
Alternatively, you can email your submission to submissions@fonthillmedia.com, or mail it to:

America Through Time
12 Sires Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29403