Today I talk with Don Komarechka about what he learned from his recent experience as he self-published his incredible new book, Sky Crystals – Unraveling the Mysteries of Snowflakes. Don is a photographer based in Barrie, Ontario, Canada and a fellow This Week in Photo Podcast co-host, and now also a fellow X-Rite Coloratti member.
In our hour long discussion we talk about various aspects of self-publishing, including…
- Crowd funding – Kickstarter/Indiegogo
- Book design and layout tools used
- Press printing technologies
- Color management technologies
- Media/Paper stock selection
- Postage cost underestimation and other issues that Don came across
- Some techniques for photographing snowflakes
Here’s the photo that Don mentioned, of him checking the pages of his book literally as they came off the press.
There are plenty of copies left, so you can still buy Sky Crystals here: http://skycrystals.ca/
And here are a few more of Don’s beautiful snowflake images too.
Catch up with Don here: http://www.donkom.ca/
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