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How to Choose Your Paper Type
27 Mar 2018

How to Choose Your Paper Type

Your beautiful book or magazine already exists in your head, but ensuring that vision comes to life on the page involves an important choice about type of paper and cover. When you make your own book there are many things to consider.  Do you want your images to have texture on the page? Glossy pages or more of a matte feel? Do you want your...

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Hit the Books with Dan Milnor: Your Portfolio Book
23 Mar 2018

Hit the Books with Dan Milnor: Your Portfolio Book

In a fast-paced digital world, you can make a lasting impression with a portfolio book in print. So, we asked Dan Milnor for his thoughts on creating a pitch-perfect portfolio that will open doors. 1) What is a portfolio and how does it differ from a standard book? A portfolio is a curated sample of your best work. It usually consists of a small number...

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Hit the Books with Dan Milnor: Storytelling Through Images – Webinar Recap
21 Mar 2018

Hit the Books with Dan Milnor: Storytelling Through Images – Webinar Recap

Hit the Books with Dan Milnor is a monthly webinar about all things book-making and self-publishing. This month, we’re focusing on Photo Books and talking about telling a story through images. If you missed our latest live webinar, don’t worry! We’ve got the entire thing recorded below. March: Storytelling Through Images Ways to tell a story – the narrative arc (setup, development, high point, resolution), narrative...

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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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GALÁPAGOS by Josef Litt: Made with Large Order Services
11 Mar 2018

GALÁPAGOS by Josef Litt: Made with Large Order Services

Ever since getting hooked on photography as a young boy, Josef Litt has been looking for a way to make a living from his passion. His first self-published book, Galápagos, is the start of a new travel photo book series that will make that dream a reality. His plan has four steps: 1. Create an amazingly stunning book 2. Produce it with a reasonable margin 3....

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Get People Talking: Making the Most of Book Reviews
08 Mar 2018

Get People Talking: Making the Most of Book Reviews

It’s a well-known fact that word-of-mouth sells more books than almost anything else. Beyond your friends and family, people “discover” your book because someone else is talking about it. Professional book reviews give people confidence that your book is well-produced and is worth your audience’s time and money. They’re an integral part of the traditional publishing industry, which has entire trade publications dedicated to advising...

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