Greece Connections

Antonios Tsagkaratos, Aviation Media Expert & Flying Creative Force, wrote to tell me how much he enjoyed reading my 33-part series on producing documentary books. Antonios thought I might be Greek because Lemos is a typical sir name in Greece. I explained that I am not Greek but Portuguese, and referred him to my story…

Assignment Day!

It is so splendid to receive great news as I just did from Dr. Susan K. McConnell, photographer and Professor of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University: Dear Jain: Yesterday I spoke with the senior photography editor at [a nationally prominent] magazine and I now have an official, contract-bound, paid-up-front honest-to-God assignment for the story…

From Thomas Hummel

We first approached Jain with our book idea because my business partner had spoken with her previously on an unrelated matter and had a good feeling about her. At that point, we had been working on A Journey Through Literary America—an appreciation of twenty-eight of America’s great authors and the places that inspired them—for about…

Publishing Photo Books

I’m currently consulting with a photographer/author team on their book project. With BEA (BookExpo) in L.A. at the end of May, they needed a solid plan. I feel their concept has heaps of potential. This is their first book. However, they both work with the production/printing end of bookmaking, which gives them some special advantages.…

From NANPA Palm Springs

In January 2007, The North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) held their 13th Annual Summit in Palm Springs. Along with colleagues Danita Delimont and Rosamund Kidman Cox, we gave a well-attended collaborative seminar on pitching photo projects and promoting your photography. We also provided portfolio reviews for photographers with varying levels of expertise. In our…