PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS: THE PUBLISHER'S DECISIONS

Chris Boot


Trying to get your photography book published? Experienced editor and publisher Chris Boot will speak about some of the issues guiding publishers’ decisions, illustrated with examples from projects he has worked on. Addressing issues including how publishers assess photographers’ proposals, the book concept (as distinct from the concept of the work), the difference between books and catalogues, finance and subsidy, ancillary rights, distribution and the publisher’s ego, Boot aims to equip photographers with a good understanding of the range of decisions behind publishing.

Chris Boot, Publisher, Chris Boot Ltd., in London, UK, has been producing and editing photography books and exhibitions for over 20 years, including as Director of Magnum Photos in London and New York, Editorial Director at Phaidon and independently. He is also the author of Magnum Stories.