Art schools normally teach photographers to make work for the walls. But most of the fine art photography we see (especially if you don’t live in NYC) is in books. I’m a big believer in making book maquettes. It is pretty easy these days. I know Stephen Shore has cranked out a bunch of Apple ibooks. I just make inkjet prints and take them to a bindery. I use Campbell-Logan in Minneapolis. This was my dummy for Sleeping by the Mississippi:
Martin Parr and Gerry Badger will be including this homemade edition in their new book, The Photobook: A History. Vol II.