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Book Layout & Design Ideas │Layout 2
28 Jun 2018

Book Layout & Design Ideas │Layout 2

This blog series is designed to provide some basic book layout ideas for your books, magazines, or eBooks. The spreads you see here, and the added notes, are not meant to be reflections of perfect book design or book layout, only a baseline to begin your own book journey. Layout 2.1 A classic across the gutter image with a single column of copy. The image is...

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Preparing Your Images for Print – Image Optimization Tips & Tricks
26 Jun 2018

Preparing Your Images for Print – Image Optimization Tips & Tricks

Before printing images, it’s vital to make sure they are optimized for their particular use. Whether you are printing your images as part of a photo book or selling print versions of your best graphics, the following image optimization tips and tricks will show you how to prepare images for printing, so that they look great every time the ink hits the paper. Use the right...

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How to Write a Non-Fiction Book
01 Jun 2018

How to Write a Non-Fiction Book

You know you have a book in you, but maybe you’re struggling with knowing how to start or how to get it done—maybe this is your first time writing anything other than a term paper, and you feel really in the dark about the whole process. Writing a non-fiction book can be tough; finishing it, even tougher. Let’s assume you already know your general topic...

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Book Layout & Design Ideas │Layout 1
29 May 2018

Book Layout & Design Ideas │Layout 1

This blog series is designed to provide some basic book design ideas for your books, magazines, or ebooks. The spreads you see here, and the added notes, are not meant to be reflections of perfect book design or book layout, only a baseline from which to begin your own book journey. Layout 1.1 Here, I’ve run an image across the gutter, but not across the...

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02 May 2018

Our Favorite Free Resources for Designers

Good design doesn’t have to start from scratch. There are a ton of resources out there to help you get started—some of which are totally free! We’ve put together a list of our favorite free (or nearly free) resources that make it easy to look like a pro, without breaking the bank. Take a look at these: BookWright (Free book-making software) If you’re making a...

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10 Best Ways to Customize Your Blurb Book
02 May 2018

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 book, or a coffee-table showcase, you should be able to bring your vision to life and share it with the world. We know there are as many different ways to envision a book as there are people, so...

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