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Kent’s Book Corner: Quirky Love Stories
14 Feb 2017

Kent’s Book Corner: Quirky Love Stories

I’m not much of a romantic, but with Valentine’s Day approaching I knew that I was going to have to talk about, well, love. Look, I have nothing against love—it’s the stuff of grand narratives. But I’m always interested in books—and authors—that take an unconventional approach to the subject. So, this month I took a deep dive into the Blurb stacks to find three illustrated...

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Kent’s Book Corner: Books From Our App
24 Jan 2017

Kent’s Book Corner: Books From Our App

We launched Blurb for iPhone and iPad just about two months ago, but already I’ve seen some pretty neat books come through. I’m particularly impressed by some of innovative uses people have come up with for the app. There’s something in the simplicity, in the use of those photos we just snap with our phones, that make for some pretty neat books. Willa’s PreSchool Art:...

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Kent’s Book Corner: Three Books that Inspire Exploration
13 Dec 2016

Kent’s Book Corner: Three Books that Inspire Exploration

The holiday season makes me feel, think, and read as a kid again. And when I was a kid, all my favorite books had one thing in common: They filled me with wonder and made me want to explore. It turns out that’s still true. Even today, when I’m looking through new Blurb books, the ones I’m drawn to most are the ones that give...

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Make Books from Your Lists
28 Nov 2016

Make Books from Your Lists

Oh, lists. Whether you’ve grown tired of them or can’t live without them, there’s a reason we are drawn to them. And as it turns out, a list is an excellent idea for your next book. Not to get too meta on you, but we’ve compiled a list of lists for your book-making inspiration. If you have any other great ideas for list books, let...

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Three Books You Can Make on Your Phone
24 Nov 2016

Three Books You Can Make on Your Phone

Have you ever heard the saying: the best camera is the one you have on you? It’s true, and for many of us, that’s our phone. It houses photos of our spectacular meals, adventurous travels, and memorable moments spent with friends and family. Want to take your photos off your phone and put them onto the pages of a book? We can help! Blurb for...

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