[Clayart] About writing clay books
porcelainbyantoinette at gmail.com
Wed Feb 22 04:51:59 UTC 2023
Terry one day when I am big and strong I am going to write that book you’re
mentioning here, but I’ll include all the lessons I’ve learned throughout
On Mon, Feb 20, 2023 at 7:19 PM Terry Lazaroff <terrylazaroff at gmail.com>
> I wrote a self published book. Titled, “Looking Back”, Volume 1. I wrote
> it for me. 240 pages mostly photos of my two dimensional works. I
> published with Blurb. I even gave it an ISBN. When I sell three copies I
> must send two copies to the national library. I have only sold two. My
> daughter and myself. I am not promoting because I am using this vehicle,
> just to document my work.
> I am working on Volume 2, that will be a 240 page sampling of my ceramic
> creations. Volume 3 will survey my sculptures.
> I am doing this because it is difficult to set up a projector or computer
> to show people my work. It is easier to just leave the book on the coffee
> Getting the photos ready is a monumental task. I bought PHOTO. STIK to
> help. It collected photos that I forgot about.
> Enjoying the Spanish sunshine, and rubbing shoulders with the bronze
> sculpture of Picasso, that sits in a plaza in Malaga.
> PS. A well known, international ceramic Artist from New Brunswick, and
> Quebec Leopold Foulem, passed away.
> Sent from my iPad
> > On Feb 20, 2023, at 7:48 PM, ronroy at ca.inter.net wrote:
> > Hi Antoinette,
> > If it's profit you want I would advise self publishing. There are books
> on the subject.
> > This would only apply if you anticipate good sales of course.
> > Our book is now being published by Echo Point Book and Media. They get
> an order for our book and print it and ship it.
> > They may not be interested but they may also have some advice.
> > RR
> > Quoting Antoinette Badenhorst <porcelainbyantoinette at gmail.com>:
> >> Just like many of you I wrote dozens of clay articles and had one book
> >> which was mostly a commentary about CM porcelain articles.
> >> I am however busy working on a book. I did not send out a query to any
> >> publisher yet since ai keep flip flopping between self publishing and
> >> finding a publisher.
> >> At age 66 I find myself busier than ever before, so I am curious to hear
> >> from you about time lines once you committed yourself to work with a
> >> publisher.
> >> Thanks.
> >> Antoinette.
> >>> On Tue, Feb 14, 2023 at 2:29 PM Paul Lewing <pjlewing at comcast.net>
> >>> I was out of town when this thread really started, so I?m not sure if
> >>> commenting on what it was really originally about or not. But I did
> >>> Vince?s post about his experience of writing a book, and his saying
> >>> Mel had said that no one writes a ceramics book, or really any text
> >>> to make money.
> >>> I made a fair amount of money the first year my book came out, but
> it?s of
> >>> course declined every year since. And I got to do a lot of workshops
> as a
> >>> result of writing it, but no one does that to make money either. You
> >>> if you count the time for either of those things. I spent pretty much
> >>> my spare time for 3 1/2 years to write my book.
> >>> When ACerS first asked me to write a book, my thought was that that
> >>> be a great thing to have done, but not a great thing to do. I was
> >>> right about that.
> >>> I would also say that one of the hardest parts of writing a ceramics
> >>> is finding a topic or an angle that isn?t been covered extensively
> >>> already. Vince did that. But no one needs another book on surface
> >>> decoration or throwing.
> >>> The real reward is in passing on a helpful body of information and
> >>> what other people do with that.
> >>> Paul Lewing
> >>> www.paullewingtile.com <http://www.paullewingtile.com/>
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