Another of my projects this summer has been getting Bluewater Shore into bookstores here in the U.S. as well as in Europe. As is discussed at length in the Indie Photobook Publishing Guide that I posted yesterday, once your book is self-published, there can be an almost equal amount of work spent to sell it.
Thus I am very excited to announce that Bluewater Shore is now available on-line at the virtual Photobooks International bookstore, here. Photobooks International is located in Southern California and now has a space within the Fabrik Projects gallery in Los Angeles. This bookstore is associated with Photo Independent, so my submission was a follow up to my book launch at Photo Independent earlier this year. Very nice, and I of course recommend you check it out (and maybe even buy a copy??)
Meanwhile I will continue making some book submissions to other photobook stores here in the U.S. and Europe. Perhaps similar to making submissions for galleries and exhibitions; I need to determine if there might be good chemistry between me, my books and the bookstores owner and their sales market. I can testify that for a self-published artist, this whole process takes an amazing amount of diligence.
In a related article in this month’s PDNews (August 2017), two self-published photographs discuss how they they are continuing to try to sell the photobooks that they released in 2015. Thus the dilemma of juggling my time to sell what I have published with current work that I intend to publish. It’s all good & just part of having an artist life!
Update: I am very honored that Bluewater Shore was selected by Elizabeth Avedon as one of her Best Photographic Books for 2017.