Jain Lemos is a noted photography publishing expert and innovator with twenty-five years of experience working with top creative teams including Twentieth Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Harper Collins, Chronicle Books, National Geographic, and Lonely Planet.
I provide a wide range of assistance to authors and companies looking to define and develop their publications for print and digital applications.
Clients are provided with everything from manuscript development, critique and editing, ghost writing, preparing marketing proposals, professional book design, and promotional campaigns. I know every aspect of the publishing process from concept to manufacturing to sales!
In the photography sphere, I have decades of experience marketing and licensing rights-managed images, running stock agencies, editing collections, acquiring, researching, and directing and authoring high-profile photography book projects and magazines.
I have produced dozens of photography still shoots for magazines, commercial clients, and state tourism boards. My experience also includes television and major motion picture production. My accomplishments include successfully producing and editing celebrity and event-related large format photography books, heading matrix teams of authors, photographers, designers, packagers, copyeditors, and printers.
I produced the behind-the-scenes New York Times number one bestselling documentary book, James Cameron’s Titanic, listed in the top position for fourteen weeks.
As an in-house editor for Harper Collins, I unified marketing copy, sales collateral, and backgrounders to position and promote the books on my list, expanding exposure in the media and distribution channels. I negotiated publishing contracts and originated proposals, outlines, budgets, profit-and-loss analysis, production schedules, licensing agreements, and status reports that resulted in increased productivity and cost savings.
Working as an independent book packager, I have produced and been involved with dozens of titles. These include documentaries, photography and art books, cookbooks, memoirs, novels, and historical publications.
I wrote a 33-part web series, “The Ultimate Guide to Documentary Book Publishing” where I share my inside knowledge of this intensive process, delivering readers with specifics on how to create winning documentary titles from start to finish. The series became a lecture for various photography trade groups.
When it comes to content development, I am available to help you produce anything! Please connect with me and let’s move forward together.
I want to provide valuable and engaging dialogue with artists working in a wide spectrum of visual arts. My approach is to target and break down the individual needs of a particular method for becoming successful as an artist. I write critiques, give opinions on everything and wonder about the future. I recommend the work of fellow colleagues and observe their processes. I offer suggestions on promotional campaigns and marketing plans and explain how they might be implemented at a particular point in a creative person’s professional career. My writings are unique in that readers can enjoy a vast and eclectic mix of my resources and insider view of the industry and our creative world. My overarching mission is to make sure that artists can gain practical advice on moving forward with their projects and careers. Please reach out. ~ Jain