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PQ Blackwell is looking for photographers to test its new tailor-made book service, MILKbooks, during the month of July. Participants will get the benefit of exclusive design templates and tools specially created by Geoff Blackwell and his team of award-winning designers and editors. The test offer is being backed by a promotion of 8 free books for every 10 purchased during July. PQ Blackwell will also reward “early-adopter” photographers with a unique code that entitles them to 10% discount on all purchases for the next 10 years. To register, visit the website below.
Award-winning publisher seeks photographers to trial website that introduces new quality standard to the photo book market
PQ Blackwell, the originator of acclaimed photography books by Andrew Zuckerman, Tim Flach, Albert Watson, Platon, Ron van Dongen, Mark Laita, and Phil Toledano and international bestsellers by luminaries such as Nelson Mandela, has introduced a new design and production standard for photo book creation with the launch of http://www.milkbooks.com.
PQ Blackwell is now looking for photographers to test the new tailor-made book service during July. Participants will get the benefit of exclusive design templates and tools specially created by Geoff Blackwell and his team of award-winning designers and editors.
The test offer is being backed by a never-to-be-repeated promotion of 8 free books for every 10 purchased during July. PQ Blackwell will also reward “early-adopter” photographers with a unique code that entitles them to 10% discount on all purchases for the next 10 years.
PQ Blackwell’s founder, Geoff Blackwell comments: “Our many years of collaboration with photographers were at the heart of our decision to create this new website. Our goal was to provide photographers with an easy-to-use service that enables them to design and create their own elegant and beautifully produced books that truly showcase their work and can be printed cost effectively in short runs so that it is viable for them to use our service regularly. We have spent two years building the website and refining the production model and now we would dearly like to collaborate with photographers and for them to tell us what they think of our offering. We hope that this special offer will persuade photographers to entrust us with their work and we will be standing by our computers and phones during July hoping to hear from them.”
PQ Blackwell positions http://www.milkbooks.com as “MILK: The World’s Best Tailor Made Books” and has a range of features in terms of design and editing templates, paper, bindings and dustjackets, that are specifically aimed to meet the needs of the photography community.
Photographers should go to http://photographers.milkbooks.com or www.milkbooks.com and click on Photographer offer to register.
View Geoff Blackwell’s personal appeal to the photographic community on the MILK YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oq4gq4RogkA.
About PQ Blackwell and MILK
The company behind MILK Tailor Made Books is PQ Blackwell, a New Zealand-based creator and publisher of internationally award-winning illustrated books. Distinguished by their editorial excellence, design, and production quality, PQ Blackwell’s books have featured on bestsellers lists around the world, including the New York Times, and have won numerous awards, including the prestigious D&AD Yellow Pencil, Graphis, Communication Arts, and PDN awards, the Deutsche Börse photo book prize and the Supreme Award for New Zealand Book Design.
PQ Blackwell originally came to prominence with the international launch of MILK — a collection of images founded on humanity and selected from submissions from 17,000 photographers in 164 countries. It became the basis for a bestselling series of books and was exhibited at venues around the world, including New York’s Grand Central Terminal, the Sydney Opera House, and London’s Science Museum.
PQ Blackwell now collaborates with some of the world’s leading photographers and individuals. The company’s authors include international luminaries Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and eminent photographers Albert Watson, Andrew Zuckerman, Tim Flach, Ron von Dongen, Mark Laita, Rachael Hale-McKenna, and Platon. Its projects include the New York Times bestseller Conversations with Myself by Nelson Mandela, featuring a foreword by Barack Obama and published in thirty-one languages in 2010, and Wisdom by Andrew Zuckerman.