Hol Art Books
Publishing exceptional writing on art.
Hol Art Books is an independent press dedicated to publishing and promoting exceptional writing on visual art as a means of engaging readers with art objects and art spaces in the real world. We publish classic works of art criticism and history; artist texts and biographies; and the best of contemporary writing, including fiction, non-fiction and works in translation.
Hol publishes in print and, increasingly, in e-books. Thoughtfully crafted, encryption-free and modestly priced, our multi-format e-book program brings the best art literature from Hol authors and other independent publishers to art lovers everywhere.
Greg Albers is the founder and publisher of Hol Art Books. Albers is dedicated to innovation in publishing and the adoption of e-books in the visual arts. He is a leader not only at Hol, but for art and digital publishing at large—as a conference speaker, workshop leader, blogger, and recently, as a principal member of the new museum publishing website Beyond the Printed Page. His recent and future speaking engagements, many of which are available on the Hol blog, include:
- "Moving Forward by Looking Sideways: Creative Thinking in Museum Digital Strategy" panel, Museum Computer Network (MCN), November 2012, Seattle
- "Where E-books and Photobooks Meet", Phoenix Art Museum, August 2012, Phoenix
- “Art Publishers, Artists and E-books”, Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS), April 2012
- “What E-books Can Do for Photobooks”, Society for Photographic Education (SPE), March 2012
- “E-books for Museums” workshop, MCN, November 2011
- “Beautiful Art Books”, Books in Browsers conference, Internet Archive, October 2011
- “E-books for Museums” workshop, Museums and the Web, April 2011
- “E-books in the Visual Arts” poster session, ARLIS, March 2011
- “The Future of Publishing”, Flair Symposium, Harry Ransom Center, September 2010
Albers holds a degree in English and Creative Writing from Colorado College and has an extensive background in letterpress and lithographic printing, freelance graphic design, and retail management and marketing. After pursuing further publishing studies at New York University, Albers started art publications work with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in 2001 and then was the marketing publications manager at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum until 2007. He left the Gardner to start Hol, and currently lives in Tucson, Arizona with his wife and son.
Museums, publishers, artists and authors seeking consultation on digital publishing in the visual arts should contact Greg Albers directly.