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Kent’s Corner Presents: Children’s Books
15 Mar 2016

Kent’s Corner Presents: Children’s Books

Welcome back to Kent’s Corner. This week I delve into one of my favorite genres of all: The children’s section. So pour yourself an apple juice and grab your binky. It’s going to be a colorful ride. And hey, perhaps they’ll inspire you to make a children’s book of your own! Gator Goes by Bike 7×7 Photo Book Made with Adobe InDesign How do different...

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Photography Tips: Get Close
10 Mar 2016

Photography Tips: Get Close

Robert Capa, the famous war photographer once said, “If your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough.” When I first began in photography I was handed a bag of equipment by an older, famous photographer who said, “Don’t stand in the north-forty and shoot something in the south-forty.” Now this photographer was a country boy from Texas, so allow me to translate. What is...

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Storytelling & World-changing: The TED Fellows Coffee Table Book
09 Mar 2016

Storytelling & World-changing: The TED Fellows Coffee Table Book

In February 2015, an exciting project came across my desk: The folks at TED, famous for their TED Talks (“Ideas worth spreading”), wanted to create a book for the TED Fellows program. A little surprise gift that would tell the story of this unique program—one that helps the best and brightest across multiple disciplines (art, science, journalism, food) to develop and spread their world-changing ideas. Blurb...

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Author Spotlight: Sarah & James Steele
08 Mar 2016

Author Spotlight: Sarah & James Steele

Every once in a while, you come across a book that people of all ages can love. The Shoephabet by Sarah and James Steele is undoubtedly one of those books. This book originally popped up on our radar when our own Susan Rimmerman highlighted it in one of our December Staff Picks posts. Meet Sarah and James Steele, parents of three little redheaded Hoosiers (all...

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Book Terminology Dissected
02 Mar 2016

Book Terminology Dissected

When it comes to books, we know a thing or to about making them. We receive lots of questions about how books come together and we thought it would be helpful to breakdown some of the more well-known book terms. This way you can be as up to speed as we are when it comes to turning your memories into treasures. Backing: The process of...

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