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Making an Art Book

Beginner’s Guide to Making an Art Book

Art is a billion-dollar industry that isn’t as complicated to break into as it may seem on paper. With that in mind, knowing how to promote and sell art can be tricky, especially for beginners.

The good news? We can help!

In this article, we’ll walk you through the process of making an art book. We’ll help you plan your art book, as well as tell you where to go online to get it printed. That way you can have something that you can sell or use to promote your art to a bigger audience.

Take Your Time Planning

If you’re looking to make a book of art, the first thing that you need to do is be patient. Take your time planning out your book before you decide that it’s finally time to print your book and bring it to life.

Our advice? Don’t print your book until you’re absolutely in love with your concept layout. Get plenty of opinions from people you trust and don’t feel like you need to rush the process just to get someone out fast. 

Choose Your Best Art

When you’re making your plan, you want to be picky about what art you choose to put in your book. Only displaying your best art will ensure that, when someone picks up your art book, they only see the best of what you have to offer as an artist.

Again, having a team of people to help you pick pieces for your art book is ideal. So, get your friends and family involved so you can make sure you’re making the best choices.

Pick a Solid Layout

While the art that you choose is the most important aspect of an art book, it’s not the only thing you should care about design-wise. Your layout is also important, especially with the order that you choose to show your art pieces.

Our advice? Put your favorite 3 or 4 pieces on the first few pages. That way, if someone only flips through a few pages of your art book, they get to see your best work.

Get Your Book Printed Professionally

Once you have your book planned, and it’s time to get it printed, make sure that you spend the money needed to get it done professionally. Trying to print your book yourself isn’t a good idea, as you won’t get the best results by going this route.

The good news? Online art book printing isn’t as costly as it was 10 or 15 years ago. You can now get quality results without breaking the bank, which of course is a good thing.

Need More Help Making an Art Book?

When it comes to making an art book, all you need is some great art and a solid plan. If you have those two things, getting your book printed professionally is all you have left to do to have an art book that you can sell or use for promotional purposes.

Looking for some marketing tips and tricks that you can use to promote your new art book? Check back with our blog often for tons of useful advertising ideas and strategies!