Self Publishing

One of my dreams has always been to publish a coffee table book – since I first started photography in 1992.  Of course, back then you had to get a publisher interested – and that’s not so easy unless you are a really well known photographer.

But that was then – now – anyone can publish a book with Print On Demand (POD)

And so I did….48 Page, Full Colour, Hard Cover – A REAL BOOK !

Cane Harvesting 2012

Cane Harvesting 2012

I don’t expect to make any money out of this book – in fact it will cost me – but I can now say I’ve done it!  Why don’t I expect to make money – because this is a specialised book made to order for my Niece.  Her husband is a Contract Cane Harvestor and I went out one night and took photos of him harvesting and the surrounds from 4:30 in the morning until about 9 am.  When I went around to show her the photos, somehow we came up with the idea of creating a book that she could give him for Christmas. So OK – I might sell a couple of books to friends and family, but that’s about it.

But what a great learning curve.  At the end of the day, what was the main lesson I learnt – I learned that I can Publish Books!!

If you’d like to have a look (and even better, BUY ONE!) – have a look here Cane Harvesting 2012 by Mark Young.

There will also be an eBook shortly.


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