[a / b / c / d / e / f / g / gif / h / hr / k / m / o / p / r / s / t / u / v / vg / vm / vmg / vr / vrpg / vst / w / wg] [i / ic] [r9k / s4s / vip / qa] [cm / hm / lgbt / y] [3 / aco / adv / an / bant / biz / cgl / ck / co / diy / fa / fit / gd / hc / his / int / jp / lit / mlp / mu / n / news / out / po / pol / pw / qst / sci / soc / sp / tg / toy / trv / tv / vp / vt / wsg / wsr / x / xs] [Settings] [Search] [Mobile] [Home]
Board
Settings Mobile Home
/p/ - Photography

Name
Options
Comment
Verification
4chan Pass users can bypass this verification. [Learn More] [Login]
File
  • Please read the Rules and FAQ before posting.
  • There are 34 posters in this thread.

08/21/20New boards added: /vrpg/, /vmg/, /vst/ and /vm/
05/04/17New trial board added: /bant/ - International/Random
10/04/16New board for 4chan Pass users: /vip/ - Very Important Posts
[Hide] [Show All]




Thinking of starting a bookstore selling photobooks. What would be the costs associated? Would people even buy?

[EXIF data available. Click here to show/hide.]
Camera-Specific Properties:
Camera SoftwareAndroid SP1A.210812.016.G981WVLS2EVA2
Image-Specific Properties:
Image Width821
Image Height602
>>
Sounds like something that only works in hipster placements inside only a handful of cities. Aka expensive as shit rent, with a highly limited customer base.
Where are you gonna get the books? Buy'em all? That's very expensive, too.
>>


[EXIF data available. Click here to show/hide.]
Camera-Specific Properties:
Equipment MakeCASIO COMPUTER CO.,LTD
Camera ModelEX-Z3
Camera Software1.01
Maximum Lens Aperturef/2.6
Focal Length (35mm Equiv)49 mm
Image-Specific Properties:
Image OrientationTop, Left-Hand
Horizontal Resolution72 dpi
Vertical Resolution72 dpi
Image Created2004:12:28 16:28:12
Exposure Time1/40 sec
F-Numberf/3.1
Exposure ProgramNormal Program
Exposure Bias0 EV
Metering ModePattern
Light SourceUnknown
FlashNo Flash, Compulsory
Focal Length8.20 mm
Color Space InformationsRGB
Image Width640
Image Height480
RenderingNormal
Exposure ModeAuto
White BalanceAuto
Scene Capture TypeStandard
Gain ControlHigh Gain Up
ContrastNormal
SaturationNormal
SharpnessNormal
>>
>>
File: 10263926238318952.jpg (177 KB, 1080x1080)
177 KB
177 KB JPG
>>4015786

as long as you are stocking from a killer stash...you should do very well!
>>
File: storefront drivethru.jpg (1.82 MB, 2200x1243)
1.82 MB
1.82 MB JPG
>>4015794
>here are you gonna get the books? Buy'em all? That's very expensive, too
3d print?

[EXIF data available. Click here to show/hide.]
Camera-Specific Properties:
Equipment MakeLEICA
Camera ModelD-LUX 5
Camera SoftwareVer.1.0
Maximum Lens Aperturef/2.0
Sensing MethodOne-Chip Color Area
Focal Length (35mm Equiv)24 mm
Image-Specific Properties:
Image OrientationTop, Left-Hand
Horizontal Resolution180 dpi
Vertical Resolution180 dpi
Image Created2012:10:05 00:48:18
Exposure Time1/125 sec
F-Numberf/2.8
Exposure ProgramNormal Program
ISO Speed Rating80
Exposure Bias0 EV
Metering ModePattern
Light SourceUnknown
FlashNo Flash, Compulsory
Focal Length5.10 mm
Color Space InformationsRGB
Image Width2208
Image Height1248
RenderingNormal
Exposure ModeAuto
Scene Capture TypeStandard
Gain ControlNone
SaturationNormal
SharpnessNormal
Compression RateLow
White BalanceAuto
Focus ModeAuto
Spot AutofocusUnknown
Macro ModeOff
Aperture ModeUnknown
Flash Compensation0 EV
ContrastUnknown
>>
without uncle terry, all his fans would no longer be sleazes with aspirations. they would just be sleazes
>>
>>4015837
you really want us to believe that all of these fine folks:
https://archive.wakarimasen.moe/p/thread/3995815/#3996803
are all sleazy pervs????????

cum on m8.
>>
>>4015786
toys r us went out of business
>>
>>4015888
regardless of anything else, it’s clear that Terry has a lot of personal charisma and charm
>>
>>4015786
Better do it online then rather than an actual bookstore, it's a very niche market if you're just going for phonebooks. Usually these are sold by the artist / exhibition or maybe at your local photographer store.
>>
>>4015960
what about mail order lists like in the late 80's/90's
>>
>>4016304
The funeral industry which is one of the most backwards industries where people are stuck visiting it in person has even been dragged kicking and screaming to internet. Mail order lists are a product of their time.
>>
>>4016304
>>4016311
newsletters are back but nobody’s buying anything from them
>>
>>4015786
There's one that has opened recently in my city (albeit the very centre of the hipster part)
https://unitom.co.uk/
it's actually incredible, great choice, good staff, I bought an Araki book from there. They have a good mix of local artists and publications to mainstream ones like Taschen, but you can't only do photobooks, branch into art/graphic design etc.
>>
>>4015786
Go visit NYC and go to Dashwood Books on Bond St. I don’t know how they stay open but I’m glad they’re there
>>
RIP >>>/b/876166898
>>
>>4016383
because they fucking overcharge the fuck out of rich art kids. That bitch Mia was trying to sell a chantel ackerman book thats 20 bucks for 40 the mark up is real
>>
>>4016763
Independent bookshops with storefronts can’t charge Amazon prices and stay in business
>>
>>4015786
There is a very popular one called Perimeter Books in Melbourne, Australia. Copy their marketing I guess.
>>
>>4016765
They can, they just also have to have an online presence.
>>
>>4016763
FUCKING KEK
>>
>>4016825
no they deff overcharge because it's hip to buy from there
>>
>>4017656
seems like good business tbdesu
>>
>>4017659
i know its you stop it
>>
>>4015786
can you open an ebay?
>>
>>4015786
only in middle america
>>


[EXIF data available. Click here to show/hide.]
Camera-Specific Properties:
Image-Specific Properties:
Image OrientationTop, Left-Hand
Horizontal Resolution72 dpi
Vertical Resolution72 dpi
Color Space InformationUncalibrated
Image Width1024
Image Height1534
>>
>>4015786

hole in the wall shop?
>>
would make more sense for it to be a part of some hipster store already and have it mainly running as a online store that works with suppliers.
>>
>>4015786
>Would people even buy?
no, it's an extremely small audience although most of them loyal
>What would be the costs associated?
High, those books costs a lot and need to be in very dry conditions to avoid caking.
Photobook place is very niche, if you do it then it should be very small and near places of study like colleges or art schools.
>>
>>4021197
It is murder what some university book stores charge
>>
>>4021455
University is murder at all levels
>>
>>4021197
KEK
>>
>>4021519
no, Jesus
>>
>>4021535
yes ok
>>
>>4015786
what about books for kindel
>>
the overhead is just too much these days.
>>
>>4015786
just give away free pdf drives
>>
>>4015786
not a lot of profit
>>
>>4015960
>Better do it online then rather than an actual bookstore, it's a very niche marke
this femcel knows what's up
>>
>>4015786
this is a good bait thread, have a (You)
>>
>>4038545
but how so
>>
>>4015786
Photobook Cafe in London is an example of a good business like this.
Cafe, sells photobooks, photobook and zine library and they host events like book launches.
>>
I suppose OP might be better off becoming a small publisher that distributes their own stuff as well as sells other people things. Eg. Donlon Books.
>>
>>4015786
just slang books through craigslist?
>>
>>4015786
Is Fight Club is a rip off of Persona?
>>
>>4043926
always has been.
>>
>>4040188
>London
That's a big market there, you can make almost anything and it will stick as long as it has a parking space and you are not charging triple
>>
>>4043993
thanks for the 411



Delete Post: [File Only] Style:
[Disable Mobile View / Use Desktop Site]

[Enable Mobile View / Use Mobile Site]

All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective parties. Images uploaded are the responsibility of the Poster. Comments are owned by the Poster.