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January 22, 2013
by David Alan Harvey
I wanted to make a book. MY BOOK. A unique book that made people think, explore and wonder. I have been pleased to have been published by the best of trade book publishers, and for sure that is one way to go. However, getting complete control over your book is the ideal, so…I made my own book!

This two-day workshop is all about bookmaking and the new frontier of publishing, breaking loose from the status-quo. I can show you how to present your work to the traditional publishers OR how to make your own distribution if you are so inclined.

The workshop will help you through the entire process, from fundraising for shooting your project, to editing and sequencing pictures, to choosing a title, to creating a dummy. You will learn about layout and design, about paper, binding and packaging, and how to approach a printer. How to market, distribute and sell your book. Production process from A to Z.

The whole BurnBooks team will be present, along with guest appearances from the New York publishing world.

I teach a wide variety of classes including shooting essays and lighting. So elements of both will come into play here as well. I will try to help you blend technique, with narrative, with production. All of it. It all flows.


February 23-24, 2013

Where: David’s Loft, 475 Kent Avenue (607), Brooklyn, New York

15 students limit

Tution: $525.00

Workshop contact: Candy Pilar Godoy

David Alan Harvey has a love for books – printed fine books. Tactile. Living, breathing, books. He began publishing at an early age and continues to be prolific. Harvey was only fourteen when he printed his first family album “Off For A Family Drive”, twenty-one when his first book “Tell It Like It Is” was published. “Cuba” (1999, National Geographic), “Divided Soul” (2003, Phaidon), and “Living Proof” (2007, powerHouse) are the testimony of a decade long immersion in different cultures.

With the launch of Burn Magazine in 2008, he has edited and published Burn 01 and Burn 02. And with “(based on a true story)”, his photo novella shot in Rio, and winning the Lucie Award for best Book Publisher 2012, he has set the mark for his publishing house: BurnBooks.

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