Mark your calendars: Free Panel Discussion Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 6 – 8 p.m. at the New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Auditorium (Map and directions)
The Future of Art Book Publishing – Margaret Chace, Paul Chan, Sharon Gallagher, Chul R. Kim, Arezoo Moseni
In the face of Amazon.com, bookstore closures, self-publishing options, and shrinking library budgets, who is publishing art books and how are they reaching consumers and researchers alike? Commercial publishers and distributors, as well as independent and grassroots organizations, must confront the sea-change in how readers interact with the printed word. E-books and other digital formats are gaining in popularity for fiction readers and an increasing number of academic disciplines, yet very few art books meet the digital demand, even as more images of art are available online. Moreover, art books remain expensive to produce due to the necessity of high-quality, and often high-priced, image reproductions, among other vexing issues.
This panel, organized by ARTBOOK | D.A.P.,ARLIS/NY and in collaboration with Arezoo Moseni, investigates how diverse publishers approach their long term viability in the commercial and academic marketplaces.