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Self-publishing, fashion-style
06 Jun 2014

Self-publishing, fashion-style

In celebration of all things haute (and in an effort to tease out a style secret or two), we review some of our favorite fashion publications from the Bookstore and speak to a few of these incredibly talented folks about their work. Axiom—Lucy Stevens How did the publication come about? AXIOM started out as my graduate project for my Bachelor of Design degree in graphic...

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How to get from story to book—a sit-down with the Founders of Authoright
06 Jun 2014

How to get from story to book—a sit-down with the Founders of Authoright

Sitting down with the co-founders at Authoright—Hayley Radford, Director of Marketing, and Gareth Howard, CEO—makes it easy to understand why their services have become popular with new and experienced authors alike. They have a way about them, a combination of passion and confidence that must be very encouraging to their clients—aspiring authors considering penning a book Their offices—located in both London and New York— feature a...

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Making architecture books (and opening doors) with London-based architect Terry Jackson
06 Jun 2014

Making architecture books (and opening doors) with London-based architect Terry Jackson

Terry Jackson lives in London, makes truly creative work in London, and built his book in London with Blurb. (Explore Terry Jackson’s portfolio to see what we’re talking about). He’s not an author in the sense of someone who writes stories or novels, but he’s definitely someone who has turned Blurb’s creative self-publishing platform into something truly special. First, can you tell us a little...

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Travel is Their Business and Books are Their Bag— Meet Two of Blurb’s Travel Book Authors
05 Jun 2014

Travel is Their Business and Books are Their Bag— Meet Two of Blurb’s Travel Book Authors

We all have a little wanderlust in us, which is why travel businesses are making custom travel guidebooks aplenty. Whether sightseeing, weekend-ing, or globetrotting, we love to discover new and interesting places in our own cities and in ones abroad—and we wouldn’t be able to find these gems without a little help from the experts. This week Mitchell Thompson, author of A Beginner’s Guide To...

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Blurb and the rise of self-publishing: An interview with CEO and Founder Eileen Gittins
05 Jun 2014

Blurb and the rise of self-publishing: An interview with CEO and Founder Eileen Gittins

We’re a little biased, sure, but we think that one of the highlights of the London Author Fair was the seminar Author Entrepreneur: Why Your Book Is Your Startup, featuring our very own Eileen Gittins. After all, she knows a good deal about creating startups and books. Even though she spends much of her time in the boardroom, she also carves out some time for...

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Making a great travel book: A virtual roundtable of travel photographers
04 Jun 2014

Making a great travel book: A virtual roundtable of travel photographers

What makes a great travel book? It’s not just the location or the camera. A superior travel book is one part photographer’s eye, one part careful curation and editing, and one part thoughtful organization and construction. A great travel book doesn’t just collect images, it tells a story. It conveys the meaning of a place and it gets inside the place—it may even tell a...

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