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Artists' Books Creative Production and Marketing: Revised 2nd Edition

Publication Title:
Artists’ Books Creative Production and Marketing: Revised 2nd Edition 2007
Editor: Sarah Bodman
Designed and compiled by: Sarah Bodman and Tom Sowden
Type of publication: Reference book
Research Association: AHRC supported survey project
(ISBN 10): 0-9547025-7-3
(ISBN 13): 978-0-9547025-7-1
Publication date: August 2007
67 pages
Price: Free colour download from: www.bookarts.uwe.ac.uk/surv07.htm or £2 for a bound black and white, photocopy version (Including UK and airmail postage).

The first edition of this guide in 2005, was the result of our AHRC supported project which investigated production and marketing issues for book artists. Since 2005, we have had responses and information from artists and purchasers, and developments have taken place within the field of artists’ books. The second edition has been re-written to include new information gained since 2005.

We have interviewed artists about producing and distributing their work, and the importance of artist’s book fairs and events for building relationships with purchasers and other artists; curators, collectors (both institutional and private) bookshop and gallery workers and dealers.

This edition also includes 28 Book Artist Case Studies which can be used as reference for newer artists and students wanting to find out more about producing and marketing their artists’ books. We selected a range of artists with 2 – 30+ years experience of making and marketing artists’ books, zines, editions and unique books and asked them to share their working practices and experiences of book fairs, interaction with collections and purchasers, and any problems and advice.

We have updated the lists of collections, book fairs, places to buy and sell artists’ books, reference reading and websites; which should help artists to find out about available opportunities, marketing ideas and supporting networks.

Many thanks to all the artists, collectors, publishers and contributors who responded to our requests for information for both editions, particularly those who have contacted us in response to the first edition, and those who have contributed extensively with their experiences through the case studies and interviews. We hope you will find this guide helpful in promoting your own artists’ books.





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