May 6, 2019
at 9:00am -
with Ms. Sara A Frances
You’re serious about getting your work into print and into the hands and vision of a larger audience. Independent publishing is not your grandfather’s vanity press. In 2018 independently published books of all types exceeded the numbers offered by named houses. Photography books in particular benefit from the new upsurge in book buying, though most sales are no longer through bookstores, but in venues that favor the arts. It means that creating an art book for projects, profit, portfolio or even simply personal satisfaction is possible and affordable. This is not for wedding books or the Blurb-BookBaby-Snapfish-Shutterfly crowd - though these companies have merit under certain circumstances. With the help of this class, previously unthinkable costs will decrease to as little as 10%. Your instructor, Sara Frances, invites projects at any stage to take advantage of her journey to independently publish. There will be interactive worksheets, numerous tips and pitfalls to avoid on everything from concept to design and layout, from offshore printing to representation, distribution and marketing. You will discuss and assess all participant projects based on a set of important steps in the overall process. Her goal is for you to come away with so many specifics and contact names (and what companies to avoid) and guides that you’ll find your own book to publish soon.
She recommends Mary Virginia Swanson's "Publish your photography book" revised edition (Princeton Architectural Press), Images, writing and other materials about specific project proposed either in hard copy or on laptop that can be viewed by all, Coffee available; bring lunch money: lots of fun lunch places same block or nearby
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