As part of my artistic practice I make books.
With artists’ books, I would hesitate to establish rules, only tendencies, and the artists’ books that I make vary in construction and style, depending upon the content.
As well as printmakers, there are illustrators, typographers, writers, poets, and many others who work collaboratively or alone, to produce artists' books. There are fine artists who also make books and book artists who produce work exclusively in that medium.
Many artists' books are self-published, or are produced by small presses, or by artists' groups and collectives, and usually in limited editions.