Jeff Ladd on the photo book market


General Photography

“I have nothing against people making a living selling books. Someone has to do it and I have many friends who are sellers or dealers in one capacity or another. […] The problem I have is that commerce has become so wrapped up with photography books that it has clouded people’s own opinions and aesthetic judgments about what they like about the books themselves. Some don’t buy books because they want them for the content but for the book value alone. In some extreme cases, the content isn’t even considered, it is just pure greed as the motivator.” - here’s more
(make sure to read the comments - there are quite a few interesting ones)