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Artists’ Books Creative Production and Marketing
(ISBN 10) 0-9547025-1-4
(ISBN 13) 978-0-9547025-1-9

Sarah Bodman, Impact Press

Our AHRC supported survey project has resulted in the publication of this guide for book artists. We asked both established and new artists to tell us about any issues concerning the production and marketing their artists’ books so we could try to address some of the problems. With the increased amount of study, interest in, and production of artists’ books over recent years, we hope the results of this contemporary survey will help to identify opportunities and strategies for new book artists to market their work and establish connections with both private collectors and purchasing institutions.

This guide has been compiled for the book artist - assuming their role is that of creative producer, publisher and distributor of their own artwork; to discuss and hopefully resolve some of the practical issues arising from this. The survey compared methods used by book artists for producing and distributing their work, and the importance of artist’s book fairs and events for building relationships with purchasers and with other artists.

We also interviewed 24 book artists to present a series of case studies of artists’ experiences in the UK, EIRE, France, Germany, Spain, Denmark and the USA, which can be used as reference guides for newer artists and students wanting to find out more about producing and marketing their artists’ books.

We have also included a list of collections, book fairs, places to see, buy and sell artists’ books, some reference reading and websites which should help artists to find out more about available opportunities, marketing ideas and supporting networks.

The hard copy issue is now out of print. You can still download the free PDF copy here, but we have no paper copies left. We are working on a new updated version which will be published in 2010, available as a free PDF and also as hard copy.

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'Artists’ Books Marketing and Creative Production Survey'

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