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May the 4th Be With You!
04 May 2017

May the 4th Be With You!

Iconic. Inspiring. Timeless. Magical. Entertaining. Funny. Heart-breaking. Approachable. I know I’m not alone in adoring Star Wars, especially today—May the Fourth. What a vast and rich world filled with incredible stories, characters, and adventure that never ceases to capture my imagination! And today is the day we celebrate this formidable universe. I consider myself extremely lucky to have worked with the Star Wars properties, as...

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Inside Trade Books
21 Feb 2017

Inside Trade Books

About 3 years ago, Blurb introduced a new format, Trade Books. They’re available in three sizes and four print options: Color and black and white, both with standard and economy print types. An obvious use for this format is to create trade paperbacks of novels or memoirs or other text-heavy content. They seem ideal for manuals or event guides or fundraiser projects, where the content...

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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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New Year’s Resolution: Start Your Creative Challenge
01 Jan 2017

New Year’s Resolution: Start Your Creative Challenge

I am not one for making New Year’s Resolutions. The last one I made was when I was thirteen years old. I thought I was very clever and said, “My resolution is not to make any more resolutions.” And I’ve actually held stubbornly close to that for over, um, 27 years. “After all,” I tell myself, “time is just a human construct, and the universe...

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