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3 Reasons to Make and Sell a Book this Holiday
31 Oct 2017

3 Reasons to Make and Sell a Book this Holiday

With the holidays just around the corner, it’s a busy time of year for everyone. There’s plans to make, cards to send, and gifts to buy and wrap. But for a self-publishing book-maker, the holiday rush is the perfect time to set a book up for sale. And here’s why … 1. You’ll get on everyone’s list With friends, families and colleagues to buy for,...

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10 Tips for Creating a Cookbook
31 Oct 2017

10 Tips for Creating a Cookbook

Creating a cookbook can be a really rewarding experience for people who love their time in the kitchen. It can also be rewarding to get your hands on a beautiful cookbook, with no-fail favorites created by a friend or someone you follow. Cookbooks inspire us, teach us, and ultimately feed us. To make sure your cookbook turns out as well as your food, here are...

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26 Oct 2017

Our Favorite Free Resources for Designers

Good design doesn’t have to start from scratch. There are a ton of resources out there to help you get started—some of which are totally free! We’ve put together a list of our favorite free (or nearly free) resources that make it easy to look like a pro, without breaking the bank. Take a look at these: BookWright (Free book-making software) If you’re making a...

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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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Behind the Book with William Thompson
16 Oct 2017

Behind the Book with William Thompson

34 years after he first glimpsed the peaks of Everest at 28,000 feet, William Thompson is choosing to upgrade his beautiful photo book, Everest, documenting the experience, using Layflat paper. We caught up with him to find out why and learn more about his work as a photographer. Could you tell us a bit about your work as a photographer? Who or what has influenced...

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