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Publishing a Photo Book with Harvey Stein (Online Learning – Seven Sessions)

  • Wednesday
    May 31, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    June 7, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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© Photo by Harvey Stein


Online Learning Class via Zoom

Have you thought that you’d like to publish a photo book? Maybe you have a concept in mind. Or a body of work to support your concept. Or you have only a vague idea. Or a “someday” wish to do a book but no real project yet. Harvey Stein will offer a way to shape your ideas, to conceive and explore your concept and to determine the approach that will make a publisher take notice.

This seven-week workshop is a nuts and bolts exploration of the steps necessary to successfully approach publishers and what to do when they say yes. Topics covered include: generating book ideas, writing the book proposal, identifying potential publishers for your book, publisher’s criteria for evaluating proposals, what to present to the publisher (and in what form), the pros and cons of using a book agent, ways of sequencing the photographs, negotiating the contract, maximizing advances and royalties, working with printers, and book distribution and sales. Finally, the effect of the digital revolution on making books will be discussed.

Considerable time will be spent evaluating each participant’s book project in the light of the information disseminated during the class. This seminar is for those who are just beginning to think about arranging their images into book form to those who have completed their projects but are not sure how to approach publishers.


Harvey Stein ( is a professional photographer, teacher, lecturer, author and curator based in New York City. He currently teaches at the International Center of Photography. Stein is a frequent lecturer on photography both in the United States and abroad. He was the Director of Photography at Umbrella Arts Gallery, located in the East Village of Manhattan, from 2009 until 2019 when it lost its lease and closed. He has also been a member of the faculty of the School of Visual Arts, New School University, Drew University, Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Bridgeport.



  • Seven Sessions
  • Dates: Wednesdays, April 12 – June 7, 9 am – 12 pm PST (no mtgs May 3rd and May 10th)
  • Enrollment Limit: 12 students
  • Skill/Experience Level: Open to all levels
  • Tuition: $775  (Become a Member today and received up to 20% off!)
  • Location: Online

NOTE: This is classified as a “Special Guest” workshop. We advise you to read the “Special Guest Refund Policy” HERE before enrolling.

A details email complete with the Zoom link will be sent to the attendees prior to the start date. Please read the instructions included in the email. If you have additional questions please email

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