This may be true but it is a very strong and faithful market. Production costs, while high for any book, are not the problem. It is the small print runs and cost per unit. Because there is a small (even though strong) market, there is no need for larger print runs that would keep cost per unit much lower. We as enthusiasts and lovers of the medium have to pay a hefty price for what we love. It is also the reason publishers are not willing to put out the money for reissues of older titles. No matter how popular, they only appeal to a small group and will not make the kind of money bigger publishers are looking to make. The strength in the photo book market is in smaller presses as well as self-publishing. This is where the future is I believe. PD
Originally Posted by copake_ham
Jmal: You could pay arcanabooks.com a visit. They have a huge collection of Out-Of-Print photography books. They are located at 1229 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica. Phone: 310.458.1499.
See also alibris.com and amazon. Mike Wells has been another good source for me.
Bookfinder.com is a meta-search engine that searches all the dealer networks at once, bringing the results back together. Tip: Use "Classic Search display" under "show more options."