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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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Photography: Storytelling, Lighting, Posing, Branding, and Marketing Tips
01 Sep 2017

Photography: Storytelling, Lighting, Posing, Branding, and Marketing Tips

ShootDotEdit is the first choice color correction and post-production solution for the pro wedding photographer, and everything they shoot. They provide turnaround time as fast as 48 hours. ShootDotEdit Customers now receive Extra, a complimentary gallery hosting and storage service designed to sell more prints for you with zero commissions. As a professional photographer, staying informed is one of the best ways for you to...

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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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