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5 Tips for Better Instagram Photos on the Road
20 Feb 2018

5 Tips for Better Instagram Photos on the Road

The more you travel, the less you want to carry. Even though you’re on a great trip and want great photos to show for it, sometimes a lighter load is nice. The good news is that you really can get good quality photos with that small device you always have with you: your phone. Even though phone photography feels more casual, taking time to setup...

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Capture, Collect, and Create: 5 Creative Ways to Spice up your Travel Books
20 Feb 2018

Capture, Collect, and Create: 5 Creative Ways to Spice up your Travel Books

I recently found myself wanting to document a quick trip I went on last 4th of July break, and couldn’t decide how to best get all my memories down. I had a ton of photos on my phone and an entire plastic bag of mixed up ticket stubs, postcards, and flyers (I went to three totally different cities, so it was hard to unite them all...

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3 Reasons You Need to Make a Trade Book
30 Jan 2018

3 Reasons You Need to Make a Trade Book

Trade Books are one of Blurb’s secret weapons for self-publishers or anyone who wants to give away less-expensive versions of beautiful books. With so much attention on paper type and the variety of trim sizes with Photo Books, it’s easy to overlook this fantastic format. But for writing children’s books, cookbooks, memoirs, or even comic books, Trade Books can’t be beaten. Trade books were designed from the...

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Gifts for the Photographers You Love
30 Jan 2018

Gifts for the Photographers You Love

One of the best gifts you can give someone is the encouragement in their creative passion. Few things are more encouraging for an artist—or more gratifying—than seeing your work in print. For Valentine’s day, try a different kind of photo book. Blogger Lisa Linh offers up some romantic gifting tips for the photographers in your life. Hear what she has to say about the book...

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Making a Magazine: 10 Things You Need to Know
23 Jan 2018

Making a Magazine: 10 Things You Need to Know

Magazine is hardly a new format, but it is one that is often overlooked. Much has changed over the years, the possibilities of magazine are endless. Once considered a sacred format, magazine format has evolved from just something to buy on newsstands to something you can create yourself. Compact, lightweight, and low cost, some professionals are even leveraging the magazine format as a portable way...

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10 Best Ways to Customize Your Blurb Book
30 Nov 2017

10 Best Ways to Customize Your Blurb Book

One of Blurb’s founding beliefs is that people should be able to create the book they want to make. Whether it’s a family photo book, a portfolio, or a coffee-table showcase, you should be able to bring your vision to life and share it with the world. We know that there are as many different ways to envision a book as there are people, so...

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