Stuart Ng always has a must-see booth at the Comicon filled with domestic and import sketchbooks and art books. His website has been redesigned and I noticed a pretty useful page filled with tips on making and selling your own artist sketchbooks. The tips are not about HOW to draw the pretty pictures – that’s up to you. Instead he details many practical tips that can help you make decisions regarding design, binding, content, printing and more. If there’s an expert on this, it’s Stuart, so it’s worth a read.
While you’re there, don’t miss the regular part of the store. There are tons of books (and sketchbooks) for sale that may inspire you to create your own.