Back in January, UK based photographer, blogger and photography writer Colin Pantall wrote a piece Doing it by the Book, for the British Journal of Photography. This is an informative must read for anybody interested in self published photobooks.
Colin starts the article with some comments from photobook supremo Markus Schaden, “There are three main reasons for the upsurge in new photography books,” says Markus Schaden, the German bookseller whose Cologne shop many rate as the world’s finest. “The first is Martin Parr and Gerry Badger’s two-volume The Photobook: A History, which has made the role of the photobook much better known and important. The second reason is that people have realised the value of the medium of the photobook itself. A book can work better than an exhibition; it’s a form unto itself where the photographer, publisher and designer all work together. And the last reason is due to technical developments that mean that you can now make small editions of 200 or 300 copies, which wasn’t possible before, and you can easily distribute and sell your own work online.”
You can download the complete article in PDF form by going HERE
The article includes a series of links relating to self publishing. Here is the list which you can access direct from the PDF
atembooks.com / delphinebedel.com / dewilewispublishing.com / dittopress.co.uk / hasslabooks.com / hard-copy.tumblr.com / jesuisunebandedejeunes.com / littlebrownmushroom.com / offprintparis.com / oodee.net / pogobooks.de / schaden.com/ selfpublishbehappy.com / thevelvetcell.com / tinroofpress.com /
ubyubooks.com / white-press.com
Colin Pantall's website is well worth a look HERE and his blog HERE and while you're at it you can check out the British Journal of Photography online HERE