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Demystifying Self-Publishing: Busting the Myths
01 Jul 2017

Demystifying Self-Publishing: Busting the Myths

There has never been a more exciting time to create, print, and sell a book! With the ability to build your own digital platform, you can offer your friends, fans, and followers something tangible with content they already love, AND find some profit for yourself—whether that becomes your livelihood or just some income on the side to fuel your future creative endeavors. This is creative...

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USF Design Final Project
29 Jun 2017

USF Design Final Project

We previously interviewed our Graphic Design intern and local design student Grace Domecus, who made a portfolio book we really loved. Her project was so great that we asked her to interview fellow students who also created books with Blurb. I made my portfolio during the beginning of my senior year at the University of San Francisco, while also working as a Junior Graphic Designer at Blurb....

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Meet Our New Partner, Reedsy
23 Jun 2017

Meet Our New Partner, Reedsy

Blurb has joined forces with Reedsy to allow authors to seamlessly create, edit, print, and distribute their books. For fans of our Dream Team, Reedsy is another helpful resource to enlist professional help when self-publishing your book. Whether you’re a designer looking for an editor, or a photographer looking for PR help, Reedsy has what you’re looking for. Why We Love Reedsy! Reedsy is a...

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5 Tips for a Standout Book Cover
22 Jun 2017

5 Tips for a Standout Book Cover

The cover is your book’s first impression. It’s time to help your visual book introduce itself. But how do you make your cover stand out on the shelf? 1. SAY IT WITHOUT WORDS A cover image should quickly convey the essence of a book—and it should be striking. Using an Imagewrap allows you to tell the story of your book with one stunning, seamless image. Is...

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Overcoming Impostor Syndrome
20 Jun 2017

Overcoming Impostor Syndrome

I don’t actually know what I’m doing. That was all luck. I didn’t deserve that success. What if people find out I’m actually really bad at this? What if people can see that I don’t know what I’m doing? Who do I think I am? Am I kidding? I don’t have what it takes to do this.  Impostor syndrome is that feeling of making it,...

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19 Jun 2017

Jared Platt: Your Photos are Worth More Than a Facebook “like”

In order to help you understand the concept of the proof book better, and for those who are not professionals and want to learn how to make a beautiful book, this video will help you get started making books from Lightroom. I fell in love in the darkroom. I remember the day very distinctly. I was home from college between semesters and I was about...

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