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Kickstarter Book Spotlight: Billy Simons
19 Jul 2016

Kickstarter Book Spotlight: Billy Simons

Welcome to the first in an occasional series of spotlights where we take a look at successful Kickstarter book projects that have utilized Blurb’s self-publishing platform.  Author: Billy Simons, a writer, artist, musician, and video maker from New York City. Project: A high-volume printing (200 copies) of a children’s book called The Bad Bad Bully’s Alphabet Book, written and illustrated by Billy Simons. The book...

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One Project, Many Products
31 Mar 2016

One Project, Many Products

We talk to a lot of creatives about publishing with Blurb. Photographers, designers, illustrators, artists, and educators—each group has their own style, each person has a distinctive set of likes and goals. With all this variety, it makes sense that we’re seeing the publishing industry diversify to accommodate them. Many of us grew up in a time when publishing meant one project and one publication. Every...

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Why I like Magazine
04 Feb 2016

Why I like Magazine

Not that you were asking but I’m going to share my magazine thoughts with you…again. Why? First, I’m amazed at how many people don’t know we make a magazine. Second, this format is SO unique in how it looks, how it can be designed and what it means to those who receive it. And third, there are SO MANY people who have the drive and...

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Thoughts on Publishing – Vanity & All
20 Jan 2016

Thoughts on Publishing – Vanity & All

Take notes. This is a long one but worth it. During five years of working for Blurb I’ve visited four continents and listened to a myriad of publishing stories. Mostly bad. I wish this were not the case, but the truth is often harsher than we want to believe. Getting published is one of the definitive statements in photography, but how and why that happens is...

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Author Spotlight: Shannon Johnstone
07 Jan 2016

Author Spotlight: Shannon Johnstone

Landfill Dogs is a book that will truly touch anyone’s heart. We, at Blurb, have yet to find someone who isn’t thoroughly moved by this amazing book created by Shannon Johnstone. Shannon grew up in what her dad called “Sun Block City,” known to most as Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Since her early days, she has made her way a little further south to Raleigh, North Carolina...

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