Best photo book: reviews of the top self-publishing options for photographers

Best photo book: reviews of the top self-publishing options for photographers

Five things to look for in a photo book

Five things to look for in a photo book

01 Variety of paper types
A good publisher will give you a number of different options on paper stock, quality, and price.

02 Delivery options
If you need a book quickly, say for a birthday gift, look for companies which offer express production and delivery. You may need to pay extra for a speedier service, though.

03 Quick design
Ready-made templates make it easy if you want to put something together quickly. The best publishers will allow you to make tweaks to the template as necessary.

04 Ease-of-use
Can you add your own text boxes, picture layouts and quickly duplicate page layouts? Making a photobook should be a pleasure, not a hassle.

05 Size
Think about the best size to display your images – generally speaking, A4 should be the minimum size you choose if you’re displaying photography work.

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