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Behind the Book with Sylvie Lee
09 Aug 2018

Behind the Book with Sylvie Lee

When artist and designer Sylvie Lee began sketching the state flowers of America, it was simply a personal creative challenge to practice her drawing skills. Just a few months later, Sylvie’s botanical sketches have been transformed into a beautiful coloring book and set up for sale. We caught up with her to find out more about the journey from doodle to self-published coloring book. 1....

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Yarn Over | Behind the Book with Delia Randall
19 Jun 2018

Yarn Over | Behind the Book with Delia Randall

Delia Randall is a blogger and maker who documents what she creates for her family over at Delia Creates. Accomplished with a crochet hook, she shares patterns and how-tos with her followers in her posts and videos. She then gathered up some favorites, added some new patterns, and offered the collection up for sale in her book Yarn Over. How I self-published my first book...

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Behind the Book with Julia Nimke
03 May 2018

Behind the Book with Julia Nimke

Julia Nimke is a Berlin-based photographer who spent a year in Adobe’s Creative Residency. She toured Europe in a converted Sprinter van, collecting folktales and shooting isolated landscapes that speak of solitude and simplicity. She’s compiled her images into a new photo book called Folk Tales, which explores the relationship between people, expansive spaces, and the feelings they evoke. We sat down with Julia to...

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Behind the Book with Jessie Oleson Moore
12 Apr 2018

Behind the Book with Jessie Oleson Moore

Writer and illustrator Jessie Oleson Moore spotted the perfect opportunity to turn her love for all things unicorn into a profit-making self-publishing project. It turns out she’s not the only one with a love for a little bit of color and magic. With nearly 15,000 units sold already, we caught up with Jessie to find out the story behind her self-publishing success, The Unicorn Coloring...

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Behind the Book with Angie Chua
12 Mar 2018

Behind the Book with Angie Chua

As a designer, Angie is always coming up with new and exciting ways to showcase her creative work.  Her new children’s book is no exception. Combining a charming children’s tale of the love between two best friends (who just happen to be dogs) with her lettering and illustration skills, Have You Seen My Hot Dog, is a beautiful portfolio book with a twist. We’re excited...

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Behind the Magazine with Paris Kim
08 Feb 2018

Behind the Magazine with Paris Kim

What do you get when you combine a love for your city, a love for vintage, social media community, and a background in writing? A handful of really passionate publications. We met Paris Kim, author, blogger, and magazine editor, at our panel event last Fall with Weebly.  We got to talk with her about her most recent publications, a 2-issue magazine called Marjorie, and a book,...

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