Arcadia have all the photos and materials for Images of America – Malibu, and they expect it to be on sale around November 14. I plan to have a book signing at Malibu Kitchen and I think this book will be popular with the citizens of Malibu, but also with visitors and tourists. Malibu has a great history and it’s mysterious to a lot of people, so this book will shed light on some of that mystery. Can’t wait to see the layout, but Arcadia produces hundreds of books a year and I don’t know when they will get to my Malibu book.


  1. KyleB – I love your perspective on this issue. Clearly the onilne groups have marketed themselves and the potential benefit of utilizing their services effectively (honestly and ethically is a different story). Any/all of the oversight, such as with the boudoir photographer, can be prevented with skills of a basic accounting student! If a business doesn’t have the basic tools needed to run the business for profit, then I don’t expect them to last long.I see how this can be an unfortunate downward spiral in this industry, with a regression to Dust-Bowl Marketing (I can do it for 50 cents. No! I can do it for 25 cents. NO! I can do it if you feed me.) I know one’s abilities will outlast and clients who genuinely realize this is a once in a lifetime’ moment’ will find the happy medium between price and talent.But to return to the Boudoir photographer: if she she doesn’t have 50k to shell out on a marketing plan, a get rich quick’ plan is all the more enticing. I would think the better way to provide a discount , without demeaning oneself or one’s peers, is to discuss pricing with vendors. Continue operating at normal price, however if you feel a small discount could seal the deal, then that plan B is available. A small cut to profits is better than no profits. But by keeping it confined to the vendors with whom you work, you aren’t hurting your integrity, value, or industry. Just remember account for all of the costs beforehand and run some Cost-Value-Price analyses and voila!! You know your margin of safety and how much profit you can afford to lose and still say safely in the black.

  2. i would love to get my hands on a copy – is there any way i may be able to order this online?



  3. i would love to get a copy – is there any way to order online?



  4. Would love to be able to get a signed copy of the book as I have lived in the area for many years and have seen the changing face of Malibu over the years. Please let me know about availability.


  5. i’d like to keep informed re, publication date and signing for images of america/malibu. thanks!

    hilary smith

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