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Photo Books

Make your memories memorable with a photo book!


Creating your photo book is easy with My Books. If you want your Photo Book in time for Christmas please have the order placed by the 30th November 2018. 

Throughout our lifetime we take many photos of our memorable moments, from an unforgettable holiday, the perfect wedding day, or a child’s first steps. Too often these moments are kept on our phone, computer or hidden away in cupboards, barely looked at and often forgotten or lost.

Here are some photo book creation tips to help you on your way or get started now!


Turn around: 5-7 workings days for manufacturing and 1-3 days for delivery. Please note that during the Christmas period orders may take longer than the above time frame. If you need your book for Christmas please place your order before 30th November. Please note the My-Books Christmas close down is 20th December – January 10th 2018.

Base price: Include 20 pages plus a cover (maximum 100 pages).

Delivery charge: $5 for the first item and $1 for each item after this.

Ordering in bulk? Yes, we do bulk order discounts. Find out more >

Printed Soft Cover Classic (small) 9×7” 23x18cm $34.95 $1.50
Printed Hard Cover Classic (small) 9×7” 23x18cm $69.95 $1.50
Classic 11×8.5” 28x22cm $79.95 $1.95
Large 12.5×10” 32x25cm $89.95 $2.95
Coloured Hard Cover
w/Photo Jacket

Available in:
Cranberry, Pale Pink,
Pale Blue & Black
Classic (small) 9×7” 23x18cm $74.95 $1.50
Classic 11×8.5” 28x22cm $84.95 $1.95
Large 12.5×10” 31x25cm $94.95 $2.95

My-books are proudly New Zealand owned and operated, with all Photo books handmade by a small and passionate team in Wellington. Happy customers are My-books number one priority, which is why a lot of care goes into making each Photo book. Thorough quality control checks are carried out by My-books to ensure that every My-books customer receives a precious, high quality photo book which can be enjoyed for many years to come.


From the My-books superior software, happy and friendly customer service, or the warm fuzzy feeling you get when you see your memories come to life in a Photo Book, when you choose My-books, you can be assured will get an experience you won’t forget or regret.


Creating a photo book is fun, free and easy when you use My-Books’ photo book software. You can turn your memories into a precious, high quality My-books Photo book. With so many features to ensure your Photo book is truly unique and personal. Get lost in creating your Photo book and customise every detail or let our Autoflow tool do it all for you… it’s that easy.

Printed Soft Cover Classic 8.5×8.5” 22x22cm $34.95 $1.50
Printed Hard Cover Classic 8.5×8.5” 22x22cm $79.95 $1.95
Large 12×12” 30x30cm $94.95 $2.95
Coloured Hard Cover
w/Photo Jacket

Available in:
Cranberry, Pale Pink,
Pale Blue & Black
Classic (small) 7×7” 18x18cm $74.95 $1.50
Classic 8.5×8.5” 22x22cm $84.95 $1.95
Large 12×12” 30x30cm $99.95 $2.95
Printed Soft Cover Classic 8.5×11” 22x28cm $34.95 $1.95
Printed Hard Cover Classic 8.5×11” 22x28cm $79.95 $1.95
Coloured Hard Cover
w/Photo Jacket

Available in:
Cranberry, Pale Pink,Pale Blue & Black
Classic 8.5×11” 22x28cm $84.95 $1.95

Photo Books: Creation Tips


With millions of photographs available on Facebook, Instagram, and Flickr, people are finding they appreciate and value the conscious curating of a limited number of shots into a physical book. It’s like seeing the best of a family trip, or the greatest hits of a photographer’s work.


Holiday Book Album

Example of a holiday focused photo album book.


Covered in this section:



Photo books have caught on in a big way for many reasons. They make great gifts, are an excellent way to remember a big event such as a wedding or family trip, and let photographers highlight and profit from their work.


A photo book isn’t difficult to create. Most of the time you are presented with easy to use software to help you create something spectacular.


The tips below can help you get started towards creating your own unique book.


Step #1: Choosing a focus


  • If you’ve decided to jump in and make a photo book, the first question you should ask is why are you creating it?
  • Do you want to give a gift to grandma showing your child’s first year?
  • Are you making a memento of the family vacation?
  • Are you planning to print and sell a portfolio of your best artwork?


Wedding Photo Book Example

Wedding Photo Book Example


Obviously these differing objectives will result in different final products (customer of the week showcase).


Step #2: Selecting and ordering your images


When creating a first photo book, you’ll be tempted to include a lot of images. As a photographer, you want to show off all your best work, but keep your audience in mind. A photo book works better when you choose images that fall into a certain theme or tell a story. If your goal is a 30-page book, start with an initial selection of around 100 photos. But you probably won’t need all of these, so don’t be afraid to leave out images that don’t end up fitting your final concept.


Photo Book Cover


Once you’ve identified the images you want to work with, it’s time to decide on their order. Consider the narrative of the images as well as the rhythm the reader will experience when viewing the work. Some books, such as ones that document a specific event, fit naturally into a chronological sequence. Others have more leeway and you can experiment with what looks and feels good to you.


While selecting and ordering your images, pick out a few candidates you’ll consider for your cover photo. Choose the best photo that will draw people in, a visually exciting image that clues viewers in on what to expect.


Step #3: Deciding on image layouts


When you use photo book software you generally have a variety of layout templates, and most will let you customize pages for even greater flexibility. The best tip here is to mix up sizes and layouts. If each page features square photos all the same size, the viewing experience won’t be very exciting. Instead, mix up vertical shots with horizontal ones in differing sizes to hold viewer interest. If a shot is really great, you could give it an entire page, or create a layout of three tiled smaller photos and one large one.


Traditionally, many photography based books follow the format of printing photos on the right hand page with accompanying text or photo captions on the left page. Obviously you don’t have to follow this format, and instead may choose to include photos on every page with no text at all. Think again about your purpose for creating the book and let that guide your layout choices.


Step #4: Final thoughts


Whitespace is key.

Let the images breathe a bit; don’t try to crowd too many onto a page. This may mean you end up eliminating some images or adding a few more pages to your book, but the end result will be better for it.

Making a photo book is a rewarding project, whether you are creating a family keepsake or a book you can sell at your next gallery show. With a little planning and patience, you’ll be on your way to producing your custom work of art.


Photo Books: A short history lesson


Historically, the term “artist book” meant a handmade, hand-stitched book produced by an artist consisting of a series of drawings or a compilation of photographs. Because these books were so labour intensive, they were usually produced in very small quantities. And because they were created by hand, the book itself became a part of the artwork.


The History of Photo Books


This concept began to change in the 1960s, with the mass production of printed images by artists such as Andy Warhol. One of the earliest photographers to embrace this new idea was Ed Ruscha. His first artist’s book, called Twentysix Gasoline Stations, was published in 1963. The original run of 400 copies was so successful that a second run of 500 and then a third printing of 3,000 were produced throughout the 1960s.


This mass production influenced other artists and led to the emergence of a new market for inexpensive artist’s books that anyone could own. The introduction of personal computers and digital typesetting software in the 1980s made photographic reproduction cheap and ubiquitous.


Now, in the digital age, there is a resurgence of interest in the artist’s book as it was originally conceived. Many companies offer software and templates that allow photographers everywhere to create a small run of customized books that are beautiful works of art.


Create your photo book online now.