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5 Reasons Why You Need to Self-Publish a Book
12 Sep 2017

5 Reasons Why You Need to Self-Publish a Book

Self-publishing is not simply the domain of hobby authors. It’s a professional option for people from all walks of life who want to share their work and ideas, promote their business, and even make a profit! New developments such as print-on-demand technology mean it’s easier than ever to make the book you want and set it up for sale. So what are you waiting for?...

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Protect Your Work
12 Sep 2017

Protect Your Work

When you create something to print and sell yourself, you are working as your own publisher. This is a big deal and an exciting thing! You may not have thought of yourself as a self-publisher, but as long as you’re creating printed work to sell and doing it yourself, that is what you are! Self-publishing authors have rights and responsibilities under the law. Besides having...

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Zines, Tumblr, and the Making of a Movement
05 Sep 2017

Zines, Tumblr, and the Making of a Movement

Caitlynn Fairbarns is the leader of the online community FakeGeekGirlsLikeUs. In Caitlyn’s Words, “Fake Geek Girls Like Us aims to create a community space in which people who are made to feel unwelcome in geek culture because of their gender feel safe expressing themselves and sharing their artwork, thoughts and ideas.” No stranger to zines, Caitlyn recently created her newest zine, Icons and Idols, with...

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Photography: Storytelling, Lighting, Posing, Branding, and Marketing Tips
01 Sep 2017

Photography: Storytelling, Lighting, Posing, Branding, and Marketing Tips

ShootDotEdit is the first choice color correction and post-production solution for the pro wedding photographer, and everything they shoot. They provide turnaround time as fast as 48 hours. ShootDotEdit Customers now receive Extra, a complimentary gallery hosting and storage service designed to sell more prints for you with zero commissions. As a professional photographer, staying informed is one of the best ways for you to...

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5 Ideas to Get Started
29 Aug 2017

5 Ideas to Get Started

Today’s post is brought to you by one of our fav Instagram mamas, Meg Miles. She is the owner of MOMSTRONG, a community about creating confident, healthy, and strong women who feel beautiful in their own skin. I’m a lover of documenting certain moments of life—those moments where you know you have to whip out the camera to capture a memory you never want to forget. I...

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What Makes a Great Layout? Design Pros Weigh In
25 Aug 2017

What Makes a Great Layout? Design Pros Weigh In

Ok. You have all your photographs; you’ve even written some text to go with them. But how do you place it on the page? How do you get that clear, cohesive, and contemporary look that’ll complement your content? Your layout will tie together your photo and text elements to draw in your reader and lead their eyes across the page. It isn’t about just what...

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