Hi all - this thread is for posting information and links to the members who have art or photography books of their work availlable.
And the details. A premium artist quality hard cover book with over 140 images of a selection of my best art works is available for just $89 AUD plus $10 delivery Australia wide (international delivery charge on enquiry). The 100-page book is printed on 170gsm Silk Paper and measures 26cm x 33cm. To order your book, go to the ‘contact’ link on my home page and I will promptly reply. For more detail view of artwork included in the book visit http://carl-rolfe.artistwebsites.com/art/all/painting/all
Hi Marlene, excellent book and I love how you can view your pages. Unfortunately the printer I use doesn't have the ability to showcase as far as I know, I will contact them and see what is possible. I'm bit surprise that more artist don't have their work compiled in book form, at exhibitions they are always popular, I've found people either buy the book as a less expensive way to have the artist work or they buy it to accompany the artwork they have bought.
Thank you, Carl...with my photographic work, a book is the only way to be able to 'see' my work and show it to others without a piece of technology. I agree that it is a great item to sell, especially when the art is high ticketed.
The ability to preview the book is such a wonderful marketing tool over the internet...people can see exactly what they are getting!
Joy beautiful collection of flowers.
Robert great layout and an intrigueing book
Mary Lee love your humanity - are you a vegetarian [ my wife is a vegan ]
Lorenzo very humorous and whimsical
All great books
Marlene, it's certainly great to be able to veiw your book online like blurb, for me when I looked at what I wanted to produce the 100 page wrap around hard cover of approximatly the same size on blurb was $120 [ or $150 on the Australian blurb ] before putting any margin on it, then add delivery cost. As I sell a lot at exhibitions where people can physically flip through the book, I went with the more reasonable pricing, but admittedly online it is much harder to convey the qualities of the book through static small images, so still trying to find a better way to show the book.
Copies of my book "Paintings By Genevieve"
are now available on Blurb.com
Order yours now in time for the Holidays! This art book will make a great gift for your loved ones and friends.
I will have some available for sale at my Christmas Bazaars. Will keep you posted. Thanks!
Dimensions: 7" x 7"
I created this book called Illuminations of my macro and ColorBlur flower work. I get them printed at a place in Hong Kong I believe. Anyway their website is ArtsCow.com. I order their deluxe book which has a wrap around cover and the pages are the lay flat style so almost no gutter in the center and the pages are really heavy almost like card stock. I've sold three of them so far and donated one to a charity auction. Getting ready to place another order on Monday. It is based on an acrostic of the title Illuminations.
Some excellent books, .... artist books are a great way to show/sell your art, I have had two print sales from people who have bought the book ...... unfortunatly I did have to handle it from my end, as the shipping to Aus doubles the cost.
Roy it is worth the effort and a lot allow Tiff/png.
It's amazing how many possibility artists now have to self-publicize. That wasn't possible a decade or so ago. Artist books aren't only a way to show art, but when done well, they are a form of fine art and an art object in themselves. I'm much more interested in making artist books ( and finding an art book publisher ) than doing galleries for example. For many artists, artist books come first, galleries second, and the gallery format is rather the extension of the concept and narrative in the artist book.
A great doc about Steidl and what goes into making a book.
I did a book last year using CreateSpace. Didn't cost me anything and I sell it on Amazon. But the formatting and paper really were not ideal for producing photography or artwork. Otherwise I would have done another by now. I've sold about 40 copies.
Does anyone have any experience with magcloud? I want to make magazines on it too, not weekly or so, maybe quarterly. The great thing about it is that the prices are magazine prices and can be low and that they're better suited to distribute ( for free even ) or sell larger quantities of it to promote your art in. And just like artist books they can be art thingies too, like self made art zines.
Hi Philip, I don't know about magcloud but this company offers interesting ideas to print mags...http://issuu.com/
It has a monthly fee and with a few advertisers it would easily pay for itself. Hard copy print mags are difficult to get into mainstream distribution unless volumes are high and they are expensive to print.... it take a lot of advertising revenue to make them sustainable.
With the Issuu idea the mags could be offered for free and distributed electronically... maybe magcloud is the same I don't know. Still it would take a group of people willing to work together to make it viable.
Thanks Barbara, I will check it out. Issuu is only digital I see, while magcloud is also designed for print publications. Not in the hundred's of thousands or millions but on a more small scale, for companies or brands or even individual artists to reach their audience or clients that way. For example, FAA could have a periodical magcloud magazine ( featuring art from FAA ) to distribute to its buyers or a select group of buyers. Artists would probably pay to be featured in the FAA magazine, to cover the costs. In a world where everything is digital, communicating or connecting with an audience that way could be powerful and give a more lasting impression.