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15 Creative Live Classes That Will Help You Make and Sell Your Book
27 Nov 2017

15 Creative Live Classes That Will Help You Make and Sell Your Book

We’re so excited about our partnership with Creative Live. Creative Live is an online education platform, offering free, live classes in photography, art and design, and more. Book-makers can brush up their skills, learn new ones, and find new ideas for their book. To get you started, here are 15 Creative Live courses that will help you get your work into the world. With each...

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Caffeine & Concrete Collections
21 Nov 2017

Dispatches with Caffeine & Concrete

  Dan Milnor, Blurb Creative Evangelist, interviews Lorenzo Princi, a designer, poet, and creator of the magazine Caffeine & Concrete. Tell us a little about yourself, what you do for a living, and what you do for fun. I’m a designer. Professionally, I work in product and user experience design for a news and media company and personally, as a blogger, indie-mag producer, and concrete...

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Layflat Spotlight: Glimpses
24 Oct 2017

Layflat Spotlight: Glimpses

My recent self-published book project is complete. Returning home from vacation, I noticed a thin box leaning against my front door and my heart began to pitter-patter. Arriving home to a book never gets old, and when I unwrapped this latest project, I found myself staring at a book that represented a dream long in the making. My project was about four things: family, the...

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Lessons from Surprising, Self-published Classics
23 Oct 2017

Lessons from Surprising, Self-published Classics

It’s the dilemma of any serious content creator: Do I pursue traditional publishing, or do I go for it on my own? Traditional publishing possibly brings clout, recognition, and may save you the up-front cost of a large run. Self-publishing lets you retain total creative control, but even if you can afford it, you risk the stigma of something “self-published”—that it wasn’t “good enough” to...

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Self-Publishing Spotlight with Sylvie Lee
11 Oct 2017

Self-Publishing Spotlight with Sylvie Lee

Combining her playful, light-hearted artistic style with a desire to help people find time for a little self-care, Sylvie Lee’s beautiful mood-journal, Feelings, offers people an easy, accessible way to track and reflect on their thoughts, feelings, and moods each day. We caught up with her to find out more about her inspiration and hopes for her most recent project, and her day-to-day as a...

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19 Sep 2017

Dispatches: An Eye on Photography with One of The Greats

For anyone out there who loves documentary photography, editorial photography, political photography or photojournalism, David Burnett is a name you MUST know. A friend recently described him as “The Michael Jordan of photojournalism,” which I think is an accurate description. Burnett is a good photographer and has been good for a long, long while. Constantly reinventing himself and his genre, he continues to produce work...

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