One Night on Self-publishing


Join us for an evening discussing self-publishing, its rise and fall!

In conjunction with the Miss Read book fair, Anagram Books Berlin is hosting a night on self-publishing with Bernhard Cella/Salon für Kunstbuch, Vienna. There will also be an introduction into the second, expanded edition of his NO-ISBN-On Self-Publishing book (s.b.) and some lessons learned.




Saturday, 15th July 2017


Event starts at 8.00 pm, followed by drinks.



© Bernhard Cella, "Call for Feedback", wood, paint, glue, 120 x 50 x 180 cm, Vienna 2013; © Bernhard Cella, "Archiv Raum A", Fotogrammetrisches Panorama, April 2016


Anagram Books Distribution

Lausitzerstr. 35

10999 Berlin - DE





€ 25.-


– On Self-publishing investigates extraordinary books that withdraw from the international book trade. A register contains 1,800 items that have three features in common: they are recent, printed on paper, and circulate without an ISBN. This is the second edition with more additional materials and interviews.

What role will self-publishing play in the 21st century? Will the new kind of book printing develop to become an alternative to electronic communication? How is it possible to distinguish subversive gestures and New Biedermeier?

NO-ISBN – On Self-publishing provides an outline of media history from 15th century book printing to the present time, a schedule of micro- and fanzine fairs from four continents and manifestos of historical and current avant-gardes. They are interspersed with texts about the international boom of artists´ books, written by protagonists of self-publishing.

This first, richly illustrated reader offers an apparatus to discover a new, yet uncharted terrain. It is published in separate German and English versions.

From the table of contents:
... more real than art The art of collecting  NO-ISBN  No return to analogue *
Printed space as a legacy of conceptual art  Archival strategies  The downfall of the Gutenberg galaxy  Do you like Mexico?  Tackling Tactility  Surviving on books  Post-digital publishing  Gezilla vs. ISIStanbul  UbuWeb wants to be free *
NO-ISBN as a political strategy  The new art of making books  Balcony manifesto