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Music and Memoirs: Interview with Pete Escovedo
13 Jul 2017

Music and Memoirs: Interview with Pete Escovedo

My Life in the Key of E, A Memoir by Pete Escovedo with Sarah Spinner Escovedo, Psy.D. Pete Escovedo is a well-known musician and artist who grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. Blurb’s Client Services Rep, Melissa, had the great pleasure of working with Pete and his team to help plan, print, and deliver his volume book order with our offset printing process. Melissa...

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Choosing the Best Trim Size
11 Jul 2017

Choosing the Best Trim Size

It doesn’t matter what people say: We totally judge a book by its cover. But consciously or unconsciously, the size of a book influences our impressions about its contents, too. When we’re holding a book, we’re trained by all the other books we’ve ever held to have a set of expectations about what’s inside. When creating your project, it’s helpful to keep in mind where...

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10 Jul 2017

Dispatches: Australian Book Designer of the Year

Zoë Sadokierski is a voice that comes through in surround sound. For ANYONE with an interest in books, design, writing, or blazing new trails this interview is for you. A designer of over 250 books and president of the Australian Book Designers Association, she is at the forefront of all things book culture. Zoë is a maker. She writes, illustrates, designs and publishes on a...

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Behind the Book with Kara Mercer: Journey Through Jordan
06 Jul 2017

Behind the Book with Kara Mercer: Journey Through Jordan

When we got our hands on Kara Mercer’s book in the Blurb office, we passed it around, enjoying the stunning photography and clean layouts. Her emotive, romantic photography and visual storytelling makes you slow to turn the page because you want to linger where you are, from her vantage point, for a while. We caught up with Kara to get the story behind her beautiful...

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A Brief Guide to Printing Offset
03 Jul 2017

A Brief Guide to Printing Offset

Blurb’s Client Services team gets a lot of questions from authors and businesses wondering if offset printing is right for their printing project. Every case is different, but here’s a basic understanding of offset printing, and some things to consider if it will be a good path for your book project. While the bulk of Blurb’s books are printed digitally, when your volume gets higher,...

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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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