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Behind the Book with William Thompson
16 Oct 2017

Behind the Book with William Thompson

34 years after he first glimpsed the peaks of Everest at 28,000 feet, William Thompson is choosing to upgrade his beautiful photo book, Everest, documenting the experience, using Layflat paper. We caught up with him to find out why and learn more about his work as a photographer. Could you tell us a bit about your work as a photographer? Who or what has influenced...

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10 Tips to Make a Gorgeous Trade Book
10 Oct 2017

10 Tips to Make a Gorgeous Trade Book

Blurb’s Trade Books are a beautiful, versatile format. They’re designed to look and feel like the books you’d find on the shelf in any store. You’ll notice they come in sizes commonly found on bookshelves, and they come in a standard paper type that creates the best balance between print cost and print quality. 1. Pay attention to convention. Your trade book trim size will...

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Reordering an Existing Photo Book with Layflat Paper
06 Oct 2017

Reordering an Existing Photo Book with Layflat Paper

Photo books just got an upgrade! Photo books with Layflat paper make great gifts for holidays, anniversaries, weddings, or any other special occasion. Layflat paper allows images to spread across a two-page spread, allowing your images to take center stage and make a bigger impact.  Now, I know what you might be thinking, “I already made this book, I don’t have time to recreate it,”...

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Layflat Photo Books Are Now Available!
06 Oct 2017

Layflat Photo Books Are Now Available!

Blurb is excited to announce that starting today, we will be offering a new paper option—Standard Layflat paper starting at US $49.99 for 20 pages in a Small Square, 7×7 in. (18×18 cm) book. Layflat books come in hardcover ImageWrap, with double-thick 100# text stock with a matte look and feel. It will be available for all 5 of Blurb’s Photo Book trim sizes, up...

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Self-Publishing from A-Z Webinar Recap
20 Sep 2017

Self-Publishing from A-Z Webinar Recap

Kickstarter, Blurb, and Reedsy teamed up to offer an exclusive webinar on visual book publishing. Learn how to crowdfund your project, produce a beautiful book, and sell it to the world! During this free webinar, you will learn: How to crowdfund your visual book project and build an audience before you create it. Whether you’re thinking of publishing a photo book, a cookbook, or a...

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