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Artists’ books come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. I prefer the ones that are conceptually striking, not made for the sake of craft. Usually these are simple, small, and cheap. Often I wonder about the economy of artists’ books. We work and make and publish books in small editions, and then we sell them at reasonable prices. How does this work? This book explains in detail how artists make (or lose) money with self-published books. The book comes in two editions: the regular edition that is very affordable and a very limited edition that makes the money.
2016
digital print, b/w
14.8 x 10.5 cm, 48 pages
softcover, sewn
100 copies
12 €


limited edition of 4 copies (+ 1 AP) with an original signed and stamped banknote (one copy for each of the currencies mentioned in the book: ¥, €, $, and £); the limited edition is out of stock

More print-on-demand books

I am very pleased to announce that I completed the project Other People’s Photographs with the launch of the last six volumes in this series:

The series Other People‘s Photographs includes these titles: Airline Meals · Airports · Another Self · Apparel · At Work · Bags · Big Fish · Bird’s Eyes · Black Bulls · Blue · Bread · Buddies · Cash · Cheques · Cleavage · Coffee · Collections · Colour · Commodities · Contents · Currywurst · Damage · Digits · Documents · Dogs · Drinks · Encounters · Evidence · Eyes · Faces in Holes · Fauna · Feet · First Shots · Fish · Flashing · Food · Fridge Doors · Gathered Together · Gender · Geology · Hands · Happy Birthday · Hotel Rooms · Images · Impact · In Motion · Indexes · Information · Interaction · Kisses for Me · Lego · Looking · Maps · Mickey · Models · More Things · Mugshots · News · Nothing Wrong · November 5th, 2008 · Objects in Mirror · On the Road · Parking Lots · Pictures · Pizza · Plush · Portraits · Postcards · Purple · Pyramids · Real Estate · Red · Room with a View · Self · Sex · Shadow · Shirts · Shoes · Silvercup · Sites · Size Matters · Space-Time · Statues · Sunset · Surface · Targets · Television · The Other Picture · The Picture · Things · Trophies · Tropic of Capricorn · Various Accidents · Wanted · Writings · You Are Here.
The books are available individually or as a boxed set of 96 volumes (hardcover with dust jacket, 18 x 18 cm, 36 pages each).

More print-on-demand books

There’s also a new book in the black series, The Missing Pictures.

I’ll be presenting my books at the New York Art Book Fair this year. The fair will be held at PS1 Contemporary Art Center from October 2–4 with a preview on October 1st.

Print-on-demand books

A new series of books are now available, printed on demand and only obtainable through this website. Each book is produced for the individual buyer. The editions are unlimited, but each book will be numbered and signed. The books are priced at 1 € per page and range from 24 to 240 pages. The following books are available to order now. More titles will be added throughout 2008 and in coming years.
Other People’s Photographs is a virtually all-encompassing series of books exploring the realm of amateur photography in the age of online photo hosting. The first five titles are now available, many more will follow. Each book contains 32 photographs focussing on one particular subject. The series will eventually form an encyclopedic library of digital photography. Hardcover with dust jacket, 18 x 18 cm, 36 pages, 32 photographs each.
The Showbag Book is composed of snapshots found on the many sites of the world’s ever-growing online picture pool. Each book is customised for the individual buyer, containing 24 to 240 pages. There are no two identical copies of The Showbag Book. Please specify the desired number of pages when ordering your copy. Hardcover with dust jacket, 18 x 18 cm, 24 – 240 pages, 20 – 236 photographs.

Artist Books

Find links to individual books with detailed information about the respective titles on the Printed Matter page. For purchasing books please go to the Shop.

A meeting on holiday, Neroc’VGM in collaboration with KesselsKramer, Amsterdam 2003
American Photographs, self-published, Berlin 2011
Are you searching for me?, self-published, Berlin 2012/2015
Around the World in Eighty Minutes, self-published, Berlin 2011/2015
Art Addicts Anonymous, Edition Fricke & Schmid, Berlin 1993
Art Peace China Daily, self-published, Berlin 2018
Awesome Errors, Dreadful Glitches, self-published, Berlin 2012
Belo Horizonte, Praça Rui Barbosa, self-published, Berlin 2004
Bilder von der Straße, Edition Fricke & Schmid, Berlin 1994
Bilderbuch, self-published in cooperation with Zephyr, Berlin/Mannheim 2012
Bilderbuch 2.0, self-published, Berlin 2017
Borrowed, self-published, Berlin 2012
But Is It Art?, self-published, Berlin 2010/2012
Cool Pictures, Cool Stuff, self-published, Berlin 2009/2012
Das Bild des Fotografen, Edition Fricke & Schmid, Berlin 1988
Der Leser hat das Bild, Edition Fricke & Schmid, Berlin 1988
E-Book, self-published, Berlin 2016
Errata, Edition Fricke & Schmid, Berlin 1989
Erste allgemeine Altfotosammlung, Edition Fricke & Schmid, Berlin 1991
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Photography, self-published, Berlin 2012
Faits divers, Edition Fricke & Schmid, Berlin 1989
Fifteen Minutes on Broadway, self-published, Berlin 2014
Fotobuch, self-published, Berlin 2018
Found on Flickr, self-published, Berlin 2013
Gesucht wird …, self-published, Berlin 2018
History Lessons, self-published, Berlin 2015
Ikea Sucks, self-published, Berlin 2015
Illustriertes Tierleben, self-published, Berlin 2010
In Dialogue, self-published, Berlin 2009
Joachim Schmid Is Martin Parr · Martin Parr Is Joachim Schmid, self-published, Berlin 2009
Kunst gegen Essen, Edition Fricke & Schmid, Berlin 1996
Kunstgeschichte für alle, self-published, Berlin 2013
L.A. Women, self-published, Berlin 2011
Lambe Lambe, Editorial RM, Barcelona/Mexico City 2014
Lost Memories, self-published, Berlin 2010/2012
Main Street, self-published, Berlin 2015
Menschen des 20. Jahrhunderts, self-published, Berlin 2013
O Campo, self-published, Berlin 2010
Ohne Worte, self-published, Berlin 2013
One Day in May, self-published, Berlin 2014
One Hundred Things to Remember, self-published, Berlin 2018
Other People’s Photographs (96 vol.), self-published, Berlin 2008–2011
Other People’s Photographs (2 vol.), self-published, Berlin 2012
Phantome, Edition Fricke & Schmid, Berlin 1992
Porträts, Edition Fricke & Schmid, Berlin 1989
Quick Response, self-published, Berlin 2010/2012
Replicated, self-published, Berlin 2012
Retratos decisivos, PhotoEspaña, Madrid 2004
Seventy-Five Are Better Than Thirty-Two, self-published, Berlin 2011
sind wir dumm – Ein Lexikon der Suchvorschläge, self-published, Berlin 2017
Sinterklaas ziet alles, Nederlands Foto Instituut, Rotterdam 1998
Sixty-Eight Minutes on the Sunset Strip, self-published, Berlin 2014
Sorry. A Book of Errors, self-published, Berlin 2016
Souvenirs, self-published, Berlin 2010/2015
Tausend Himmel, The Photographers’ Gallery, London 2007
The ABC of Popular Desire, self-published, Berlin 2013
The Coach House / An Inventory, self-published in cooperation with Graphic Design Museum, Berlin/Breda 2011
The Face in the Desert, National Museum of Photography, Bradford 1999
The Missing Pictures, self-published, 2009/2012
The Showbag Book, self-published, Berlin 2008
Twentysix Gasoline Stations, Every Building on the Sunset Strip, Thirtyfour Parking Lots, Nine Swimming Pools, A Few Palm Trees, No Small Fires, self-published, Berlin 2009
Two Hundred Alternative Facts about Mr T, self-published, Berlin 2017
Unfortunate Selfies, self-published, Berlin 2016
Very Miscellaneous, PhotoWorks, Maidstone 1997
Viaggio in Italia, P420 Arte Contemporanea, Bologna 2015
Vom Gehen, self-published, Berlin 2017
Von eigener Hand, self-published, Berlin 2013
When Boredom Strikes, self-published, Berlin 2009/2012
X Marks the Spot, self-published, Berlin 2013
¥€$, self-published, Leerdam 2016

☞ A comprehensive list of all Printed Matter in alphabetical order is here.

My books are in the following collections:
Alfred R. Goldstein Library, Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota
Art Gallery of York University, Toronto
Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, München
Berlinische Galerie, Berlin
Biblioteca da Escola de Belas Artes da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte
Bibliothèque Kandinsky, Musée National d’Art Moderne Centre Pompidou, Paris
Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris
Booklet Library, Tokyo
Columbia University, New York City
Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Nord–Pas de Calais, Dunkerque
Fotohof, Salzburg
Freie Universität Berlin
Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg
Ingalls Library, The Cleveland Museum of Art
International Center of Photography, New York
John M. Flaxman Library, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Nationale Bibliotheek von Nederland, The Hague
Kunst- und Museumsbibliothek der Stadt Köln
Kunstbibliothek, Berlin
Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz · Max-Planck-Institut
Les arts au mur / Artothèque de Pessac
Museo de arte contemporáneo de Vigo
Museo di Fotografia Contemporanea, Cinisello-Balsamo
Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona
Museum Folkwang, Essen
Museum of Modern Art, New York
National Art Library, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam
New York Public Library
Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives, The Banff Centre
Rijksmuseum Research Library, Amsterdam
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Tate Library and Archive, London
Thomas J. Watson Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
University of California, Los Angeles
Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven