resources

You might find people to collaborate/exchange with via these organisations

Organisations associated with WA artist/photographer

ArtSource (see their member database) http://www.artsource.net.au/
PCP http://www.pcp.org.au/
FAC (check for WA artists) http://www.fac.org.au/
PICA (check for WA artists) http://www.pica.org.au/

Organisations associated with WA writers

Cottonmouth http://cottonmouth.org.au/
WA Poets Inc http://www.wapoets.net.au/
Writing WA (peak body representing all genres) http://www.writingwa.org/
dotdotdash http://www.dotdotdash.org/
Perth Poetry Club http://perthpoetryslam.com/perthpoetryclub/

Need a straight forward introduction to creative self publishing?

Try Lupton, Ellen. (Ed.). (2008). Indie Publishing: How to Design and Publish Your Own Book. New York/Baltimore: Princeton Architectural Press/Maryland Institute College of Art.

Do you have a recommendation for any guides to publishing photographic books? Contact teapot@lethologicapress.org with your suggestion.

Where to find Digital Printers (in alphabetical order)

http://www.albumworks.com.au
http://www.blurb.com
http://www.classicbookbinders.com.au
http://clickonprint.com.au
http://www.fitzgeraldphoto.com.au
http://www.frogphotobook.com
http://www.haymarket.com.au (Supreme Printers incorporating Haymarket)
http://imatecwa.com.au
http://www.magcloud.com for POD magazines
http://www.minibox.com.au
http://www.momento.com.au/pages/photobooks
http://www.myreflections.com.au
http://www.photobookswa.com.au
http://www.picpress.com.au
http://qualitypress.com.au
http://www.snapfish.com.au

Choosing your printer

(or why we have not recommended a specific printer)
Making your decision on a digital printer means balancing up three factors: price, service and quality. Whilst price is obviously important, it might also be important that the printer provides online help and resources — some offer video tutorials, online book design software or downloadable build-your-book software — or alternatively that you can talk to them face to face. Can you see samples? How long does it take to print a book (and send it to you if they are not in WA)? One factor to keep in mind is that printers will vary a lot in the quality of printing they do. This might be due to what machines that they have, how they are maintained and skill of the operator. Even companies with the same ‘Indigo’ digital print machine may not produce the same quality. Printers aim at different markets: some offer high quality coffee table books, some make hand-bound art books, and others specialise in more everyday albums. The paper they print on will also vary and makes a significant difference to the final look of your book. In most cases, ‘you-pays-for-what-you-gets‘, so ask around and investigate your options thoroughly.

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If you have any resources such as recommended digital printers or other resources please let us know by emailing teapot@lethologicapress.org. We would be happy to include the details here.

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