New Workshop! Self Publishing Artist Books: An Introduction

Lauren Henkin Artist's BookBook publishing for photographers has exploded over the last few years. Expanded options for printing have enabled artists to consider publishing their own works, through both traditional and handmade processes. There is now a level playing field between established photographers and amateurs and emerging artists, enabling anyone to craft their work specifically for a book. While most of the focus on self-publishing has centered on available print-on-demand services, creating books produced directly by the artist offers an even wider array of control, options, and methods, making it an attractive option to expand the artist’s storytelling capabilities. For example, when self-publishing, the artist can take a more active role in choosing the paper, layout, method of binding, and even work with other artists within the bookmaking community.By viewing sample books and case studies and hearing in-depth descriptions of the steps required to complete a book project, participants of this 1-day introductory seminar will leave with the inspiration and resources to begin their project. All of the following material will be presented as general topics, but also within the context of Lauren Henkin’s own experiences in self-publishing.

Topics covered will include:

• Why self publish?
• Advantages and challenges of self publishing
• Types of Publications
• Determining specifications for your project
• Collaborating with other artists
• Financing your book
• Marketing and distribution
• Case Studies: How others are doing it• Resources to complete your project

Date: September 21, 2013 | Saturday
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (includes 1 hour lunch)
Location: Photoworks

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