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Hidden BookWright Features
20 Oct 2016

Hidden BookWright Features

I make a lot of books at Blurb. About half of those, I make with Adobe InDesign, and the other half with Blurb BookWright. BookWright is a nice mix of basic design features and absolute simplicity. And through my extensive use of BookWright, I’ve discovered some pretty amazing, hidden features that make book design a lot easier. Hacks, shortcuts, whatever you want to call them,...

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Photography Tip: Digital Asset Management
18 Oct 2016

Photography Tip: Digital Asset Management

In the history of my adult life I have read ONE technical manual. You might not even classify Peter Krogh’s The DAM Book as a technical manual but I do. You see this book deep-dives into the darkness and mystery of “Digital Asset Management,” or in other words “What we do with our images.” Digital photography changed the core DNA of photography itself, and one of...

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Design Across the Cover with Blurb BookWright
13 Oct 2016

Design Across the Cover with Blurb BookWright

I’m super excited to announce a little feature enhancement to Blurb BookWright: It’s been long in coming, but I think will be welcome… ready? You can now create a single image design across the entire cover from front to back. Previously this was only available via our free plug-in for Adobe InDesign and PDF Uploader, so we’ve been eager to bring to our BookWright, our...

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How to Make a CreativeLive Video
11 Oct 2016

How to Make a CreativeLive Video

Several years ago I did two presentations with an organization called CreativeLive. I was working for Blurb at the time but these first presentations were more about me as a creative than about Blurb specifically. Bookmaking and documentary portraiture were the areas I chose to cover. When you work with CreativeLive, in many cases, you are actually presenting, filming and broadcasting LIVE, complete with studio...

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Your Memoir is Your Legacy
05 Oct 2016

Your Memoir is Your Legacy

When I hear the word memoir, my thoughts drift toward a president penning their experiences from public office. But memoirs are not relegated to politicians or celebrities. Anyone can write a memoir and some of the most interesting ones are written by so-called ordinary people who happen to live extraordinary lives. Memoirs also make thoughtful gifts that honor the achievements and stories of individuals and...

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Introducing PDF to Book Updates
04 Oct 2016

Introducing PDF to Book Updates

Today we’re excited to share the newest iteration of our PDF to Book creation tool, making it easier (and faster) than ever to make a book from a pre-existing PDF. But before we dive into the highlights, here’s a rundown on PDF to Book, so you know if it’s right for you. PDF to Book takes any multi-page PDF and lets you upload it to...

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