Blurb Blog

Meet Our New Partner, Reedsy
23 Jun 2017

Meet Our New Partner, Reedsy

Blurb has joined forces with Reedsy to allow authors to seamlessly create, edit, print, and distribute their books. For fans of our Dream Team, Reedsy is another helpful resource to enlist professional help when self-publishing your book. Whether you’re a designer looking for an editor, or a photographer looking for PR help, Reedsy has what you’re looking for. Why We Love Reedsy! Reedsy is a...

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5 Tips for a Standout Book Cover
22 Jun 2017

5 Tips for a Standout Book Cover

The cover is your book’s first impression. It’s time to help your visual book introduce itself. But how do you make your cover stand out on the shelf? 1. SAY IT WITHOUT WORDS A cover image should quickly convey the essence of a book. And it should be striking. Using an Image Wrap allows you to tell the story of your book with one stunning,...

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Overcoming Impostor Syndrome
20 Jun 2017

Overcoming Impostor Syndrome

I don’t actually know what I’m doing. That was all luck. I didn’t deserve that success. What if people find out I’m actually really bad at this? What if people can see that I don’t know what I’m doing? Who do I think I am? Am I kidding? I don’t have what it takes to do this.  Impostor syndrome is that feeling of making it,...

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19 Jun 2017

Jared Platt: Your Photos are Worth More Than a Facebook “like”

In order to help you understand the concept of the proof book better, and for those who are not professionals and want to learn how to make a beautiful book, this video will help you get started making books from Lightroom. I fell in love in the darkroom. I remember the day very distinctly. I was home from college between semesters and I was about...

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Pro Photography Tip: Looking for Sponsorship
19 Jun 2017

Pro Photography Tip: Looking for Sponsorship

I’ve spent nearly fifteen years of my life working for companies that photographers approach for sponsorship. Many of my friends also work for similar companies, and my wife has spent nearly thirty years working for companies that photographers approach for sponsorship. So, I’ve got some advice if you are looking for support for your work or project. Here are 6 tips! Speak and write well...

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16 Jun 2017

Dispatches: Interview with Elana Schlenker

Elana Schlenker is a designer and art director with a focus on book design. In addition, she produces a wonderful publication titled Gratuitous Type. What is this thing? In her words, “Gratuitous Type is an occasional pamphlet of typographic smut.” This has to be the best subtitle in history, and this magazine is flat-out beautiful—not to mention filled with the kind of things that make...

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