Please don't tell me I'll have to print this photo book on Bible paper...
December 28, 2010 3:18 PM Subscribe
What is the best strategy for self publishing a very lengthy photo book? I'm looking for the sweet spot of quality and price.
posted by ocherdraco to media & arts (7 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I'm helping my mother put together a book of photos taken by guests my sister's wedding three years ago. No doubt there will be further editing, but we've got a pool of about 1000 usable images. Assuming the final book will have somewhere north of 500 images, this thing is going to be HUGE.
I'm looking for guidance both on vendor and methods of layout so I can get a book that my mother will enjoy looking through, that will look good, and that won't break the bank.
I have looked at Blurb, Lulu, Viovio, MyPublisher, Qoop, Shutterfly and Snapfish. Are any of these better for lengthy photo books than others? Regarding layout, is there some secret (like making my own pdfs rather than using a website's layout engine) that will help me get the most images in without making them eensy-weensy?