Self publishing a fine art book

2 years 8 months ago #569313 by Amy Porter
Who have you used or can recommend for publishing your own fine art photography book?   


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2 years 8 months ago #569320 by garyrhook
I just did one with Blurb using their lay-flat pages.

Pluses: the pages are doubled and glued, so very heavy. Good paper that feels great. The cover is very nice, also feels great, and the colors met my expectations: vibrant and accurate.

Minuses: The first one has some tiny flaws, and the top cover warped. The re-print is, so far, holding up well. It also is more perfect than the first.

I want to look at a Bella art album from Marathon Press now. They look great on the website and offer watercolor paper, which I adore. I need to put together a wedding album for my kids, and will be using P*XELLU to do it.


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2 years 8 months ago #570936 by bojojo
It really comes down to what you're looking for in the book you want to create.

Createspace is a pretty nice (but inexpensive!) option for zines, book mockups, paperbacks...I don't know if they offer hardback options. Lulu.com also does a surprisingly nice job for books that contain image and text, but I think they specify in all sorts of self publishing, not necessarily focusing on fine art printing.

I haven't had the chance to try it out, but Edition One offers some beautiful results (if you have the money for it). 


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2 years 8 months ago #570965 by Pettigrew

garyrhook wrote: I just did one with Blurb using their lay-flat pages.

Pluses: the pages are doubled and glued, so very heavy. Good paper that feels great. The cover is very nice, also feels great, and the colors met my expectations: vibrant and accurate.

Minuses: The first one has some tiny flaws, and the top cover warped. The re-print is, so far, holding up well. It also is more perfect than the first.

I want to look at a Bella art album from Marathon Press now. They look great on the website and offer watercolor paper, which I adore. I need to put together a wedding album for my kids, and will be using P*XELLU to do it.



+1 Blurb, I'm very happy with these guys as well.  Great product and fast turn around. 

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