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Nov 17, 2012 14:27 |  #1

OK, so I have a couple ideas for photo books. Where is a good place to go as far as publishers are concerned? Or should I just publish them myself.

I want to do artistic style books. Not the self help kind. Very minimal text but LOTS of great photos. I did a book a while back just for my home as a conversation piece. Everyone who looked at it likes the book. A friend of a friend looked at it and asked me who took the photos. I said I took them. He didn't believe me until he saw the Kodak logo on the last page. He thought it was a professionally bound photo book that I bought... Not made. :) I showed him the original CR2 files and he was amazed at the quality of the book.


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Nov 17, 2012 17:12 |  #2

Why not use the same company that did your original book ?



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Nov 17, 2012 20:39 |  #3

Kodak? They're gone. They don't make books anymore. Shutter-fly took over their book printing and they're not all that great. Of the 8 wedding books I had printed with them, 3 came back with faults and one of those 3 came back with someone elses pages in it.

And I'd like to try and sell them as well. So having a printers logo on the back page is not a great idea I don't think. Especially if it's Shutter-fly or Walmart or whatever...


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Nov 18, 2012 17:07 |  #4

I've thought about doing something through http://www.magcloud.co​m (external link). They don't do hardbound though. The nice thing is you set the price and can promote however you want. You can also set the price for electronic versions.


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Nov 18, 2012 19:13 |  #5

I've done a few and depending upon your print run various options are available. The largest was printed by Jostens, (the High School Yearbook people). They required a print run of 150 books. We broke even on the deal but still have approx. 50 books on hand. An outside publisher put the whole deal together which can be expensive. I have also used blurb.com for smaller requirements. They allow you to use their standard templates or design the whole book on your own and drop the files. You can be quite creative using your own skills and only have to order one (1) book at a time. I've done that then edited from the first edition and made changes. They also allow you to set a price for the book and will sell copies as requested online and pay you the difference. Their per/book cost is of course higher than a big print run, but there really aren't the risks associated and you can allow a few pages or the whole book to be previewed before purchase. The quality is really pretty good with Blurb also. Hope this helps a little. Good Luclk.




  
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Nov 18, 2012 20:10 as a reply to  @ kidseedreams's post |  #6

I've used magcloud and their results have been pretty good.

I haven't used anyone else so I can't comment there.


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Nov 19, 2012 22:51 |  #7

Check out this presentation about self publishing and the kind of options that are out there from B&H Event Space http://www.youtube.com …dex=10&feature=​plpp_video (external link)

It has some detailed info about what's involved, I found it pretty interesting.


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Nov 19, 2012 23:59 |  #8

Ahhhh, crap! It's an hour long. That will kill my bandwidth. :(


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Nov 28, 2012 22:25 |  #9

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Dec 01, 2012 18:14 |  #10

Try out blurb.com. They have a Lightroom 4 extension that you can use in conjunction with their own "template design" program. They also offer a lot of different variants of paper and different book designs. Their prices are fairly reasonable, I think. I have one another friend who put together his own photo book using blurb and it looks great.

Moleskine+Milk products look really interesting, but the editor is too constricting for any sort of control over the design/layout. It's also really expensive and not economical by any means. The interface needs fixing and it's extremely confusing/unforgiving if you aren't fully aware of what you are doing. In fact, i'm currently in the process of being tangled up with customer service over a mishap on their online interface. Caveat emptor..


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