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Capture, Collect, and Create: 5 Creative Ways to Spice up your Travel Books
26 Jul 2017

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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Choosing the Best Trim Size
11 Jul 2017

Choosing the Best Trim Size

It doesn’t matter what people say: We totally judge a book by its cover. But consciously or unconsciously, the size of a book influences our impressions about its contents, too. When we’re holding a book, we’re trained by all the other books we’ve ever held to have a set of expectations about what’s inside. When creating your project, it’s helpful to keep in mind where...

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5 Tips for a Standout Book Cover
22 Jun 2017

5 Tips for a Standout Book Cover

The cover is your book’s first impression. It’s time to help your visual book introduce itself. But how do you make your cover stand out on the shelf? 1. SAY IT WITHOUT WORDS A cover image should quickly convey the essence of a book—and it should be striking. Using an Imagewrap allows you to tell the story of your book with one stunning, seamless image. Is...

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5 Tips to a Show-Stopping Wedding Album
31 May 2017

5 Tips to a Show-Stopping Wedding Album

You’ve taken care to plan your day to every last beautiful detail, and you have a gorgeous set of photos to show for it. How do you create a keepsake that holds all the big moments and little details? How do you sort through hundreds of photos to curate a collection you’ll want to page through again and again? Putting together a wedding album can...

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How to Choose the Right Kind of Ebook
09 Jun 2016

How to Choose the Right Kind of Ebook

Imagine you’ve just finished your beautiful book in BookWright and are about to upload it. You’ve selected the perfect cover types and paper and would like to create an ebook as well. But which kind of ebook is right for your project? Fixed-layout, reflowable, or even PDF? In this post, I’ll talk about the differences between Blurb’s digital options and why you might want to...

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6 Ways to Choose Images for Your Book
18 May 2016

6 Ways to Choose Images for Your Book

An image is worth a thousand words. And in the land of emojis, your audience might not be patient enough to pay attention to what you have to say. That’s why choosing the right images to tell your story is so important. As you might know, it’s highly recommended to place all the graphics you are planning to use into one source folder in your...

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