At a time when artists of all kinds are embracing photography, Publish Your Photography Book by Darius D. Himes and Mary Virginia Swanson is a straightforward guide to the steps it takes to produce a book of photos. There are various reasons to consider a synthesis of your work and this volume lays out the process from asking yourself exactly why you want to undertake such an endeavour to the nitty-gritty of marketing. Also included are a few case studies, including a couple of books we've seen here over the past year and half. Topics cover the selection process, designing the book, querying publishers and aspects of printing. Not only a useful tool, this book is a good read for anyone interested in art, photography or publishing.
Paperback, 224 pages. Princeton Architectural Press, 2011. $19.77 at Amazon.