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Photography Tips: Look for New Vantage Points
22 Jun 2016

Photography Tips: Look for New Vantage Points

So much of what we know as photographers is learned behavior. Shoot with the light over our shoulders. Make sure you can see the subjects face, etc. Well, I say it’s time to forget all that and go make pictures. At 47-years-old I’m beginning to realize that I need to UNLEARN many of the things I learned in school. It’s not that these things are...

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Self-publishing, Kickstarter, and the Food Book Fair
21 Jun 2016

Self-publishing, Kickstarter, and the Food Book Fair

It’s day three of the Food Book Fair and I’m sitting on a high stool in an eighth-floor suite at the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg. I feel a little vertigo as I look out the large glass window at the New York City skyline. This is by far the coolest room I’ve ever presented in. To my immediate left are Ted and Sharon Burdett of...

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Author Spotlight: Nicholas Sutton Bell
16 Jun 2016

Author Spotlight: Nicholas Sutton Bell

The majority of us grew up reading stories which resulted in a lesson or learning of some sort—think Aesop’s Fables or The Tortoise and the Hare. Arguably, these books helped to shape our moral compass and our sense of right and wrong. Nicholas Sutton Bell, a creative jack-of-all-trades, decided to revisit one of these classic stories, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, and put a modern,...

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Blurb Roadshow: The London Edition
14 Jun 2016

Blurb Roadshow: The London Edition

We’ve hit the road to join the great, global conversations about books, photography, and art. The Blurb Roadshow was launched in the fall of September 2015 with the goal of connecting with our community on the ground, in person, face-to-face, while creating really unique events and experiences. We traveled to over 10 cities, met with hundreds of customers and partners, and hosted dozens upon dozens...

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How to Choose the Right Kind of Ebook
09 Jun 2016

How to Choose the Right Kind of Ebook

Imagine you’ve just finished your beautiful book in BookWright and are about to upload it. You’ve selected the perfect cover types and paper and would like to create an ebook as well. But which kind of ebook is right for your project? Fixed-layout, reflowable, or even PDF? In this post, I’ll talk about the differences between Blurb’s digital options and why you might want to...

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The Need to Record
08 Jun 2016

The Need to Record

Occasionally someone asks me why I make pictures. It’s a great question, and one that I’ve answered before, but sometimes I like to retreat back to the face value of that question and make sure I’m still on the up and up. Still speaking the truth. Still have a valid reason. The question typically doesn’t come from a casual angle. The question typically comes from...

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