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Merry Christmas, all! I really hope you had/will have a marvelous Christmas! As usual, I don't have so much time to run my deviantArt gallery/blog, I'm the shadow one, you know ^_^

But today I need your help so, here I'm to trouble you with my silly questions! As many of you know, I published my first book of illustration almost a year ago. It was a Limited Edition Print, sold in just few weeks. Many of you couldn't actually get a copy of it and by popular request I think to publish another book of illustrations within the end of 2010 - hopefully before next Summer. I think of self-publishing it and I'm looking for good advices, trips, suggestions from fellow artists who already have tried to print their own art-books by using online services as the ones available on Lulu.com, for example. My main trouble is finding a good print service, obviously not so expensive! Or maybe, union is strength, and I could try to publish a collective art-book together with other illustrators ...

Ok, you have all the Christmas holidays to think about that and give me advices ^_^

Meantime, a list of links where finding my art, photos, prints, etc, etc. A lot of my stuff is not available on deviantArt!

Merry Christmas, again!

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MeredithDillman Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Lulu seems good quality but the cost ends up making it so you have to price the books very high :(
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nati Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree. I've found some online printers which offer the same products but the prices are cheaper. The problem is I don't if the printing quality is good or not...
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MeredithDillman Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I'd love to know if you find something good since people keep asking me to do a book :)
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nati Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have a bunch of websites to contact - actually they don't have a prices list online - I will pass you the links, if you want! Me too, I'd like to have an art-book by you! Really!!!
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MeredithDillman Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
sure! thanks :)
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Koenken Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
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nati Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Koenken Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Professional General Artist
You're welcome.
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Claudia-SG Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
Tanti Auguri! :)
Secondo me dovresti provare una tipografia in cui puoi seguire il lavoro (correggere eventuali errori) e vedere come procedono; alcune sono molto professionali e sanno come e cosa consigliarti in merito anche a scelte grafiche e di impaginazione, numero di pagine and so on (almeno per quanto riguarda la mia esperienza)...io non mi fiderei al 100% dei servizi online ma a quanto pare alcuni ne restano molto soddisfatti.
In bocca al lupo! :w00t:
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nati Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Grazie e buone feste anche a te ^____________^

Allora, in effetti la mia prima intenzione e' stata proprio di affidarmi a una tipografia in loco. Il problema e' che se vuoi ammortizzare un minimo i costi, ti si richiedono un gran numero di copie stampate. E francamente non credo che venderei cosi' tanto ^_^
Rivolgendosi a un servizio online c'e' il rischio di non riuscire a gestire tutto al 100% anche se per quello che ho visto, molti siti offrono gratis una copia "proof" del libro da visionare prima della stampa definitiva. E i costi sono sensibilmente piu' bassi, soprattutto fuori Europa, anche considerando eventuali spese di spedizione.

Poi, per quella poca esperienza che ho, preferirei gestire tutto dalla A alla Z. A volte i grafici tendono a 'strafare' ^_______^ con i lavori altrui, quando rivolgendomi a un servizio online sarei io a decidere come realizzare eventuali layouts, modifiche, etc, etc. Molto piu' impegnativo, ma decisamente piu' soddisfacente alla fine!

Buon finesettimana!
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