Resources for advice and information on using print
on demand self-publishing services. Print on demand
can be used for many art-related services, including
exhibition catalogs, books, artist books, and other
self publishing projects.
|PUBLICATIONS ARE LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER|
|The Fine Print of Self-Publishing:
A Primer on Contracts, Printing Costs, Royalties,
Distribution, E-Books, and Marketing
Author: Mark Levine
Includes a better understanding of self-publishing companies’ services,
contract terms, printing markups, and royalty calculations. This latest
edition includes new chapters on e-book publishing and book marketing,
as well as updated head-to-head comparisons of major self-publishing
service providers, including free book-publishing companies to consider
and self-publishing companies to avoid. Revised edition.
Publisher: Bascom Hill Publishing Group
Publication Date: 2014
How to Design and Publish Your Own Book
Takes readers step-by-step through the process of designing a book
to give it personal style as well as visual coherence and authority. Design
principles such as scale, cropping, pacing, and typography are explored in
relation to each example, along with commentary on how to create effective
title pages, tables of contents, captions, and more. Provides examples
of print projects similar to those they might undertake on their own.
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Publication Date: 2008
|Pocket Guide for Self Publishing for Artists
Author: E. Brady Robinson
Includes a discussion of photography books, exhibition catalogs,
and artist books. Books. Available in print and digital formats.
Publisher: The Professional Artist
|Self-Publishing Books 101:
A Step-by-Step Guide to Publishing Your Book in Multiple Formats
Authors: Shelley Hitz and Heather Hart
Covers everything from the different companies and costs, to
copyright information and book design.
Publisher: Body and Soul Publishing
Publication Date: 2014
|Aaron Shepard’s Publishing Page
Description: Contains free resources and advice on self-publishing, and a free
download of author’s book Aiming at Amazon: The New Business of Self-Publishing,
or How to Publish Books for Profit with Print on Demand by Lightning
Source and Book Marketing on Amazon.com.
|The Ultimate Guide to Print-on-Demand Resources
Description: An interview with Mike Savad. The Abundant Artist
|“What’s the Best Print on Demand Service for Self-published
Written by Jay Artale, Self Publishing Advice Center, Alliance of
Independent Authors, June 21, 2016