Equinox Books, the first imprint of CamCat Publishing, LLC, opened for business in 2019. We’re still pretty new, so we don’t have much of a story to tell. Yet.

Our founder, Sue Arroyo, launched Equinox Books for the love of story, those tales that bewitch and dazzle you, grab a hold of you and won’t let go. She calls them Books to Live In.

‘Cause that’s what she did when growing up. She was a book worm who lived and breathed stories the way her friends would live and breathe the cool kid on the block or the latest rock star.

To her, the characters in her books were the cool kids and rock stars. Who needs awkward teenage parties when you can live epic adventures, find romance and save the day right there in your mind as you read that favorite book? You know, the one with the creased edges.

Fast forward to 2019. Sue is a self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur. CamCat Publishing is her seventh company.

In early 2019, she sold her interest in her most successful business, Trident Technologies, and was able to turn her substantial business skills towards her life-long passion for books.

That’s not a surprise. Growing up, the books she read taught her that anything is possible. Anything. And precisely this belief motivated and sustained her as a female entrepreneur pushing that glass ceiling time and again. It was only a matter of time until she’d put her mind and heart and business acumen back to books.

Sue brings a fresh perspective to publishing, a strong desire to establish long term relationships with both authors and readers, and a passion for a great story.

Therefore Equinox Books is more than a publisher. Equinox Books is the sum of its readers and writers … and then some. We facilitate and engage in communication between readers and writers, because that’s where the magic happens. We involve our authors and readers every step of the way… in the process of choosing the books we publish, the formats in which we offer them, even the way we advertise and publicize them.

But in all this there’s one thing we never forget. Yes, books are products to sell, but they are something else, too. They are the expression of an author’s creativity and the touchstone for a reader’s imagination. When the two meet, something extraordinary happens. We walk in other people’s shoes and see the world anew.

That can be an uplifting, fun, educational, enjoyable, thrilling or titillating experience… whatever it may be for you. Books offer a reprieve from our busy, often mundane lives and open a vista to a reality beyond. And that can change us… and the world… one book at a time.

Books to live in. Day and night.