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Behind the Book with Jessi Michelle Raulet
14 Sep 2017

Behind the Book with Jessi Michelle Raulet

Jessi Michelle, better known as EttaVee, is an art director and designer, based in Paris. A big fan of color, good food, and new experiences, she combined all three to make her very first book with Blurb. Jessi has had a love for beautiful books ever since she can remember. So, when she first came up with the idea for Fiesta Fruits—a celebration of all things bright...

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Behind the Book with Alex Hart-Upendo: Bullies, Bow ties, and Brilliant Alex
17 Aug 2017

Behind the Book with Alex Hart-Upendo: Bullies, Bow ties, and Brilliant Alex

Alex Hart-Upendo is no ordinary fourth grader. At just 10 years old, he’s a CEO, fashion designer, philanthropist, and author. His first book, about a boy who overcomes bullying with the help of some super snazzy bow ties, has helped Alex turn his creativity and entrepreneurial spirit into a movement that’s inspiring children around the world. We caught up with him to find out more...

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Behind the Book with Hannah Eloge
08 Aug 2017

Behind the Book with Hannah Eloge

Hannah Eloge and her book projects are such a special story. More than a year ago we noticed that Hannah had made a gorgeous magazine about her family and community, and the project was so lovely, we showed it off in an Author Spotlight. Hannah’s project went much further than the typical family album—it was a project with a purpose. Hannah and her husband were...

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Behind the Book with Kara Mercer: Journey Through Jordan
06 Jul 2017

Behind the Book with Kara Mercer: Journey Through Jordan

When we got our hands on Kara Mercer’s book in the Blurb office, we passed it around, enjoying the stunning photography and clean layouts. Her emotive, romantic photography and visual storytelling makes you slow to turn the page because you want to linger where you are, from her vantage point, for a while. We caught up with Kara to get the story behind her beautiful...

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Behind the Book with Ginny Gaulin
09 Jun 2017

Behind the Book with Ginny Gaulin

Ginny Gaulin has the unique background of being a trained counseling psychologist and a wedding-planner. Having helped dozens of brides have a beautiful day, she saw that they needed more than one kind of preparation. Combining her skill sets in counseling and event prep, she developed a guide that would prepare couples not only for The Big Day, but a beautiful life together, as well....

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Behind the Book: Mouthfeel Magazine
23 Mar 2017

Behind the Book: Mouthfeel Magazine

Mouthfeel is not, according to its mission statement, a gay man’s Good Housekeeping. As the suggestive title might suggest, the Brooklyn-based magazine does deal with the culinary world in a very different way. It might be described a little bit gay and a little bit rock and roll—or perhaps as an adventure in frenetic typography, cut-and-paste artwork, food, and vintage gay porn (that somehow manages...

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