A friend just sent me a link to a book publishing company called Blurb.com. They allow you to create your own book or exhibition catalog at a very reasonable price, and you don’t have to order hundreds of copies to make it worthwhile. You can just buy one copy if you want.
Leith’s email sold me on the idea, so I’ll just share some of it..
“There seems to be a lot of artists there (and photographers etc) self publishing on good quality paper and binding at reasonable cost. A lot are just doing it for themselves or for friends/family or even as a professional looking hard back portfolio. Anyway, check it out.. might be worth looking into down the track.. the software (free download) is really simple to use and everything about the site, forums and the software itself seems good quality to me. I’m thinking of doing a book for myself and/or galleries.”
Here’s their pricing page to have a book published. There’s also some examples of artists that have published their own art books here (in the Fine Art category). After you click on a book, click “Book Preview” to see inside it.
Here’s a few books that I liked..
A Decade of Painting – by Shelley Mansel
Christine Brennan Paintings – by Christine Brennan
Joseph Adolphe Paintings – by Joseph Adolphe
Has anyone used Blurb.com to have a book published? Or are there better book publishers out there?