Blackbook Publications is new to me. They sent me their first 2 publications and a link to their site which claims that they will try to run the “business” as democratic as possible:
Blackbook Publication grows by voting. This means that if you want to become a part of our distribution network with your planed publication, it will be reviewed by the number of Artists so far published at Blackbook. This is how we secure our artistic vision and quality.
I will stop by occasionally to see how things move along. Both of the titles I received are very different from each other, which makes sense as the premise is to bring artist-book makers together on a distribution platform. They seem to be trying to bridge the gap between self-publishing and mass distribution, which might be an interesting stance to take in the ongoing discussion which Andy Adams and Flak Photo have started with Resolve, a platform where the future of the photo books is being contemplated by many folks.
Sprinten – Limited Edition booklet
Apan Är Rädd – Limited Edition booklet