Our annual Photobook Fair, now in its 10th year, returns with a spotlight on environmentally conscious approaches to photobook publishing.
This year the theme is Sustainability and the Photobook, highlighting sustainable photobook publishing, ways to be more environmentally conscious, and advice on these processes.
A big part the Photobook Fair is supporting independent, non-mainstream, grassroots and self-published photobooks and zines by photographers and artists.
We are looking for self-published and/or handmade photobooks, and photography zines to sell on our dedicated self-publisher stall both at the gallery and through our online photo bookshop. We are especially interested in publications and artists that are using sustainable practices.
The Photobook Fair is on Saturday 28 October 2023, 10.30am to 4.30pm, and is free to attend. There will be book stalls with leading photographic international publishers and booksellers, as well as a programme of live talks and events throughout the day.
If selected your photobook or zine will be part of our dedicated self-publishers stall on Saturday 28 October and available for people to buy from our shop until 25 November. We will also add your book to our online photo bookshop for people to purchase who cannot visit the gallery. You must provide a pdf of your photobook or zine so we can make it available for people to browse on the online bookshop.
If your publication is selected, you will only need to pay a one-off donation of £10. In return we will sell your book through the galleries bookshop and online on your behalf. We will take no other commission and all sales will go to you. You will be responsible for posting your publication to us and covering return postage and packaging costs.
How to apply
The application process is free.
You can apply to sell one title at the Photobook Fair. If successful your book or zine will be sold on a dedicated stall at the gallery and through our online photo bookshop.
To apply email either a full copy or some sample pages of your publication in PDF or JPEG format to firstname.lastname@example.org. This must include an image of the front cover.
Your email submission must include your name, address, telephone number, email address, retail cost and a brief description of your publication (100 words max).
Closing date for applications is midday on Wednesday 20 September 2023.
We will notify you if your publication has been selected for sale by Thursday 28 September 2023.
Spaces are limited and the selection panel’s decision will be final. The selection panel is Jane Hiley, Bookshop Manager and Raquel Villar-Pérez, Curator, Impressions Gallery.
If your publication is selected to be sold at the Photobook Fair, you will only need to pay a one-off donation of £10. In return we will sell your book online alongside our other submissions on your behalf. The gallery will take no other commission and all sales will go to you.
After the Photobook Fair, you will be responsible for collecting any unsold publications or covering return postage and packaging costs.
For enquiries regarding the Photobook Fair please contact Jane Hiley: email@example.com or call 01274 737843.
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