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Posted by: Carl Rolfe on 11/01/2013 - 11:17 PM

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

Feel free to add yours

 

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Posted by: Marlene Burns on 11/02/2013 - 10:10 AM

CArl, do you have a link to post here?
Here's my latest this week: URBAN ABSTRACTIONS

 

Posted by: Carl Rolfe on 11/02/2013 - 8:19 PM

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.

 

Posted by: Marlene Burns on 11/02/2013 - 8:22 PM

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!

 

Posted by: Joy Watson on 11/02/2013 - 11:07 PM

Joy Watson's Bookstore at Blub


Nature's Palette my floral photography.
All 60 pages can be viewed.

I have three titles in my range.
Nature's Palette, Flowers of Spring and Floral Tones
The books and available in Hard Cover Image Wrap, Hard Cover Dust Jacket and Soft Cover

 

Posted by: Joy Watson on 11/03/2013 - 1:12 AM

Thanks so much Marlene for viewing my book. Appreciated.
Your book looks fantastic.

 

Posted by: Robert Kernodle on 11/03/2013 - 1:34 AM

C O S M I C ___ G A L L E R Y

http://www.adoramapix.com/app/showbook/RobertGKernodle/book/COSMIC-GALLERY-1/


It comes with a "cosmic" price tag too. (^__^) Even I cannot afford it, but it was a fulfilling challenge to create it.

 

Posted by: Mary Lee Dereske on 11/03/2013 - 9:55 AM

This book is available in both e-book (at a quite reasonable price of $4.99) and hardback ($21.99, great for a Christmas present).



Next book will be out before Christmas!

** Mary Lee Dereske

 

Posted by: Lorenzo Laiken on 11/03/2013 - 12:58 PM

Lorenzo Laiken's new book:
Available at Blurb.
Enjoy!

http://blur.by/1doMw9q

Art Prints


 

Posted by: Carl Rolfe on 11/04/2013 - 7:56 PM

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.

 

Posted by: Mary Lee Dereske on 11/04/2013 - 9:14 PM

Carl, nope, no vegan here. But a definite Lithuanian :) Thanks for looking at my book.

And likewise - I love to see what other people are doing w/ books.

** Mary Lee Dereske

 

Posted by: Carl Rolfe on 11/08/2013 - 7:36 PM

nice Marlene - their new member [one off ] 2 for 1 is a great offer if you just want a couple of book, $150 delivered is still to high for my 100 pager - but love your book

 

Posted by: Marlene Burns on 11/08/2013 - 8:11 PM

Thanks Carl...I have about a half dozen...I make them smaller so they are more affordable and keep track of my progress as I go..

 

Posted by: Barbara St Jean on 11/12/2013 - 11:48 AM

Photography Book - Under the Wire - by Barbara St. Jean

Hot off the Press... :-))

Check out my Blog for discount code and more information.
http://fineartamerica.com/blogs/new-book-under-the-wire.html

Thanks Carl
Cheers, Barbara
Saint Jean Arts
New Book - Under the Wire

 

Posted by: Mary Lee Dereske on 11/23/2013 - 6:00 PM

As promised, I finished this book and got it into the store. Have yet to do the e-version for iPad, but that's next this week.



** Mary Lee Dereske

 

Posted by: Genevieve Esson on 11/23/2013 - 7:21 PM

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"


 

Posted by: Ken Powers on 11/24/2013 - 7:40 PM

Here is a link to a small portfolio book of some of my earlier work. I am still working on one for my current floral series.




The Mundane (2004-2009)

It is also available as a PDF here: The Mundane (2004-2009) PDF

 

Posted by: Roy Erickson on 11/24/2013 - 7:57 PM

I keep meaning to make a book - but all my images are saved in PNG or TIFF - and I think I would have to change them all to jpg's - not ready to do that just yet.

 

Posted by: Mary Jo Allen on 11/24/2013 - 8:43 PM

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.

http://www.artscow.com/gallery/deluxebook/illuminations-final-for-sale-nov-2013-rl3ludka1x5s

 

Posted by: Carl Rolfe on 11/25/2013 - 2:55 AM

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.

Artisan State books look interesting http://www.artisanstate.com/?f=8

little black book $20 flush mount

 

Posted by: Philip Sweeck on 11/25/2013 - 8:17 AM

An older one, haven't made a new one yet. I have too many ideas to make concrete right now...





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.



 

Posted by: Edward Fielding on 11/25/2013 - 8:25 AM

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.

Sell Art Online

 

Posted by: Philip Sweeck on 11/25/2013 - 8:40 AM

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.


http://www.magcloud.com

 

Posted by: Barbara St Jean on 11/25/2013 - 11:01 AM

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.

Cheers, Barbara
Saint Jean Arts
New Book - Under the Wire

 

Posted by: Philip Sweeck on 11/25/2013 - 1:02 PM

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.

 

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