Mainz – Minipresse – Small Print?

One proud boy with his Grandpa´s book @Francesca

One proud boy with his Grandpa´s book @Francesca

This week-end the bloggers of this page attended the Mainzer Minipresse as exhibitors. Truegerman hand-made books and I was there to present my father´s first book. It was quite exciting and we met a number of interesting folks, with beautiful work on display. Here are some pictures:

Beautiful Riverside - Minipresse Tents Mainz @Francesca

Beautiful Riverside - Minipresse Tents Mainz @Francesca

Looking towards Mainz Kastell from the Rheingoldhalle @Francesca

Looking towards Mainz Kastell from the Rheingoldhalle @Francesca

My Dad´s book alongside handcrafted books from the Netherlands @Francesca

My Dad´s book alongside handcrafted books from the Netherlands @Francesca

The Vampire Cookbook on the News. Hurrah for Bluestove Editions our Co-Exhibitors @Francesca

The Vampire Cookbook on the News. Hurrah for Bluestove Editions our Co-Exhibitors @Francesca

Some of our favourites : Bluestove Editions – Cookbooks (Webpage will follow shortly), Nizza Verlag  – Books about Food in Frankfurt (www.nizzaverlag.de), our neighbour from the Netherlands at the Minipresse  – Handmade books, Calendars, with his own compositions and poetry (www.josephjohnvisser.nl) and sculptures of books with instruments from Hungary (www.martonbarabas.hu).
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5 responses to “Mainz – Minipresse – Small Print?

  1. Wow, that sounds like an awesome event! Did you sell many books?

    I finally got around to updating my blog… things have been SO busy!

  2. Hi, it was a very specialist event for handmade books. I was just along for the ride and meeting the deadline to finally get the book to print. I sold only a few copies and I admit I was not in the boiling tent for four days. On the other hand Truegerman was selling handmade notebooks – still need to put a picture up of the work – and sold a few. They were competing with the heat and a soccer game, so a bit slow for sales, but great for contacts and exchange for information.
    We shared a table with BlueStove Editions – this is an american journalist living in Frankfurt and she was presenting her Mississipi Cookbook in German and English. She also published a cookbook written by her 12 year old neighbour (in the last photo) for vampires that suffer from human blood allergy. Young girls loved that!
    I´ll be trying other possibilities (bookshops, schools, libraries) for selling the book. I don´t have that many copies, so I am not too worried, about getting my expenses back and I´ll follow up on your suggestion. Why not talk to a publisher..
    Checked out your blog. Wow, you are very, very busy.

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