Don Overseeing the Printing Process

Self Publishing Sky Crystals with Don Komarechka (Podcast 406)

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.

Don Overseeing the Printing Process

Don Overseeing the Printing Process

There are plenty of copies left, so you can still buy Sky Crystals here:

Sky Crystals Book Cover

And here are a few more of Don’s beautiful snowflake images too.

Snowflakes © Don Komarechka

Snowflakes © Don Komarechka

Snowflake © Don Komarechka

Snowflake © Don Komarechka

Snowflakes © Don Komarechka

Snowflakes © Don Komarechka


Show Notes

Catch up with Don here:

Previous chats with Don:
An Interview with Don Komarechka
Printing Chinwag with Don Komarechka

Music by UniqueTracks


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Martin Bailey
Martin Bailey is a nature and wildlife photographer and educator based in Tokyo. He's a pioneering Podcaster and blogger, and an X-Rite Coloratti member.
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