Blurb is a self publishing service that enables anyone to create and publish their own book. Their easy to use software is free, featuring flexible templates (you can also do a custom design), various paper stock choices and finishes - with book prices starting at $12.95 - genius!
Upon browsing the entries for Blurb's Photography.Book.Now competition, I've found many photographers of interest. Getting a photo book deal is a highly coveted and rare, but these artists are creating their own opportunities. You can preview all of these online:
Cubano by Baldomero Fernandez
888 Pieces of We, a photo memoir by Keba Armand Konte
Sikhs in America by Fiona Aboud
Kaleidoscope, Perspectives on Being Asian American by JuAnne Ng
Beirut by Eugene Marting
Labels: amateur photography, photography book