After attempting to craft a chapbook one year, i really dug the process of hand making these small paperback books.
Then i caught “How to Make a Book with Stiedl” documentary a few years later and my thought process on making awesome quality books skyrocketed. Woudln’t it be nice to make something that rivaled the best there is here in the US!
this article just added fuel to the fire that it IS indeed possible to do that.
that there is a market (not sure how big) for this kind of desire.
.now i just need to figure out chapter 1.
how to start…
I would imagine all American publishers understand the printed book. They just don’t all share your views.
From the examples given, I think Colin prefers his printed books to have a lot of non-text material in them.
For an American publisher who is passionate about creating excellent books in both their content and the physical book check out Lost Art Press http://lostartpress.com/
They are a niche in doing books mostly focused on woodworking using hand tools. So if woodworking isn’t your thing their books might not thrill you, but for me they are over the top awesome.
Publishers help craft the idea for the book, but the printer is the one that does the real magic of sourcing papers/binders/coatings/etc that realize the object. Avery Group is one of maybe three printers in the US, that prints a lot of the work these great publishers think up.
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