Lisa J. Murphy, tactile mind and self-publishing.

I read an interesting article today on the CBC website about self-publishing vs. working with a publisher.  What stood out for me in this article is the general rule that when working with a publisher, the author/artist  walks away with  5 – 15 percent of book generated income. How can someone possibly give away 85-95 percent of their hard work? I don’t know.  I am a huge advocate of self-publishing. I know people who could not get a publisher for their work, and thus quit the entire project instead of just giving self-publishing a try. A lot of people think that having a publisher behind a book brings value to the work. Maybe it does, maybe it doesn’t. If work is good, it’s good; and people have differing opinions anyway. Having self-published tactile mind, yes I can say it was a lot of work and still is. What I learned about self-publishing was very important in finishing this book and having the confidence to sell it.

Lisa J. Murphy

Tactile Mind Studio Limited

tactile mind: A book of nude (3-D) photographs for the blind/vision impaired

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Lisa J. Murphy Saturday night assembly of tactile mind: A book of nude photographs for the blind and vision impaired.

Wow, have I ever trashed my place putting together tactile mind books for the signing and show next weekend at Lens Factory. I’ve managed to track small the plastic punch-outs from thermoform plastic pages (think of confetti that ends up everywhere 3 years after the fact), coffee grinds, and the tomato sauce that beans come in throughout the floors of  my kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and work space. Not only this, but my place reeks of plastic. Good thing I decided to get healthy and quit smoking…

A couple sites that listed/had articles about tactile mind – ultra cool sites: Artforum, Les Paul Forum, Museum of Sex

Lisa J. Murphy

TACTILE MIND STUDIO LIMITED

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Artist Lisa J. Murphy in full ‘tactile mind’ production mode.

Yes, you heard it folks. And nothing screams ‘success’  like making tactile mind books while wearing rainbow troll pajamas and a respirator mask. I walked outside and scared a squirrel.  A beautiful afternoon in Toronto.

Lisa J. Murphy

Tactile Mind Studio Limited.

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