I/Eye: On Photography

Portal to independent photo books…

Posted in Uncategorized by Sheila Newbery on January 8, 2010

A joint effort by blogger heavyweights Joerg Colberg and Mrs. Deane—and a welcome one: The Independent Photo Book , a site dedicated to just that, with independent here defined as books not listed with Amazon.com or Blurb. For now, it looks like we’ll have to judge the books by their covers—descriptions are terse, and there are no reviews (perhaps reader reviews is a feature that could be included?). But one can forage for more information on the intertubes; and of course there’s the irreplaceable 5B4 for the dedicated rover among  contemporary photo books. Here are the terms at The Independent:

– We only accept announcements about existing print books or zines (strictly no fundraisers)
– At the time of the listing, the book/zine has to be available (no “sold out”) so people can actually order it online
– no repeat announcements or “special offers” or “30% off” sale announcements
– we only list books or zines that cannot be bought via Amazon.com (or any other Amazon or internet book seller), or actual (chain) book shop – specialty/photo shops such as Schaden or Dashwood, of course, are perfectly fine
– no Blurb books, since those can be found easily via Blurb’s website
– please do not send us emails with more than one book/zine to list

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