Self Publish...Be Happy

A twinkle...
a smile...

As I walked into the Bookshop at The Photographer's Gallery
I eyed this sign and couldn't help but be drawn to it.
A shelf devoted to people who have published their own work.

I just love clever people who take an idea and run with it.
"Self Publish, Be Happy is an organisation founded by Bruno Ceschel in 2010 with the aim of celebrating and promoting self-published photobooks through events (such as fairs, exhibitions and conferences), publications and online exposure. Self Publish, Be Happy also organises workshops that help artists and photographers make and publish their own books."

The books on display were all shapes and sizes. 
Some were quite unique,
some I liked,
some were not for me.
I applaud their efforts,
the concept is a fun one.

If it intrigues you, there is more.
Sean O'Hagan writes On photography for the Guardian
and says....
and I say...
Wouldn't it be fun to create one yourself!

Images 1 and 2 and text reference


  1. What a great idea! Definently would be cool to self publish a book of some sort!

  2. Very interesting idea. I have a number of people encouraging me to publish. Maybe this is the way to go.

    I'm hosting a new meme called "SUmmer Sundays". It's all about what summer means to YOU. I'd love to have you come and join us.

    - The Tablescaper

  3. Amazing idea and thank you for letting us know about this! Are you tempted Jeanne? x

  4. Just hearing the word BOOKSHOP makes me happy. BOOK STORE is simply not as fun or as inviting.



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