Finally, a "how to" book I haven't seen before (that isn't about software). The book I'm reading this week is Publish Your Photography Book, which just came out a month ago from Princeton Architectural Press.
The best reason to be interested in any book is the reputation of the authors—so, first, briefly, a bit about Mary Virginia Swanson and Darius Himes, pictured at right in an author portrait by Jamey Stillings. I feel I know Mary Virginia Swanson's work best, from her well-known "Marketing Photos" blog, which has just lately been moved to her new website, mvswanson.com. It's now called the MVS Marketing Blog. Elizabeth Avedon puts her career in a nutshell: "Mary Virginia Swanson is committed to helping photographers advance their careers by providing insights into the most effective ways to introduce their work to gallery and museum professionals." She's perhaps best known (although not, in this context, by me) as an experienced and expert portfolio reviewer at art photography events all over the country.
I first heard the name Darius Himes as the founding Editor of Photo-Eye's Booklist. He's also the co-founder of the non-profit photography book publisher Radius Books, and is now Assistant Director of San Francisco's Fraenkel Gallery, one of the leading photography galleries in the U.S. and one known for its own fine publications.
More on the book itself as the week progresses (and as I finish it!), but for now I'll just note that this pair have earned their stripes and know their stuff; their names alone are reason enough to investigate Publish Your Photography Book.
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