The Paris based group of photpgraphers and photobook enthusiasts Le Garage is hosting a book dummy show and competition in Arles this year.
I am going to try to follow it as close as I can, though I won't make it to Arles this year.
This directly from their site:
An interesting part of their submission requirements (which is free) is that they won't accept "book on demand" products. Not out of lack of respect for such on-line services, but for the emphasis which will be placed on materials and individual layout concepts and ideas.
I'm hoping to highlight a few along the way.