Here’s a list of publishers who will do small runs (even just one copy, some of them). It’s like self-publishing without the huge cash outlay of having to have 10,000 copies printed…and pay for all of them yourself. This form of printing is called Print on Demand (POD), and many artists are using these services to produce books of their work.
I’d love to hear from anyone who’s actually used any of these companies: were you pleased? Were you treated well? How were the images? Did you have a lot of freedom to select what you wanted?
A collaborative art project that I was involved with recently, Ties That Bind, produced a book this way, using Blurb. I bought a copy of the resulting book, shown above, and I plan to buy more. Our mission was to raise money for Ovarian Cancer Research (my Mom is a survivor), and all the profit from the sale of this book goes towards that cause. I am very impressed with the quality of the resulting book.
used any of these publishers. I believe that in all cases, you retain complete copyright to your materials; these companies are just printers. I cannot personally vouch for the professionalism or quality of the experience you will have working with them! Buyer beware :-)
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