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Top 5… Places to self publish

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Self-publish your own art books and more with our rundown of the best websites



Blurb is one of the most cost-effective and widely used ways to self-publish books. With over 400,000 people having created books through the company, generating over £1 million in sales by the end of 2011, it is also one of the most successful. The site even has a whole production process in place to take all the stresses of self-publishing away, making it accessible to anyone.

Top 5… Places to self publish



From the printing to the cutting, laminating and binding, you can be sure you’ll get a high-quality book when you go through Yophoto. The UK-based company has over 14 years’ experience in the industry, and offers a complete package for anyone looking to create and produce bespoke printed books in small quantities. However, be prepared to pay the price, as quality doesn’t come cheap.

Top 5… Places to self publish



Nibwax is the innovation of Concrete Hermit, a small company with a commitment to quality, design, intelligence and enjoyment. Nibwax is a place to be inspired to create your masterpiece by the wealth of books, zines and magazines that are on sale. The site is unique in being totally dedicated to artists’ self-published works. It offers the perfect opportunity to see what else might be out there.

Top 5… Places to self publish

Newspaper Club


Create your own newspaper and have it printed with Newspaper Club or browse through the works of others and buy. With the intention of making the physical process of newspaper production more accessible through the internet, the site offers a simple and straightforward publishing process. With such a diverse range of subjects being printed, there really is something to suit everyone.

Top 5… Places to self publish



Set up as an independent publishing platform, Nobrow has made a respectful name for itself in the business of producing and selling artists’ and authors’ self-published works. The company prides itself on the individuality and quality of the work it produces, achieving finished products that are not only filled with great work, but that are themselves art objects to be coveted, collected and cherished.

Top 5… Places to self publish