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The future of self-publishing: An interview with Karen Mender and Diane Mancher
09 Jun 2014

The future of self-publishing: An interview with Karen Mender and Diane Mancher

We’re very excited to have the wonderful opportunity to speak with Karen Mender and Diane Mancher, co-founders of the Self-Publishing Book Expo. Decades-long veterans of the trade publishing world, they have brought a vast wealth of marketing and publicity experience to major publishing houses and have worked with world-famous, best-selling authors such as Nicholas Sparks, Thomas Harris, Jodi Picoult, Chelsea Handler, Beth Holloway, Danielle Steel,...

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Building a rocking brand with Blurb and Kickstarter: An interview with John Scarpati
09 Jun 2014

Building a rocking brand with Blurb and Kickstarter: An interview with John Scarpati

Meet John Scarpati, a commercial photographer who used Blurb to publish a book archiving his photography. Scarpati used Blurb to publish editions in different sizes that he used as rewards to the Kickstarter donors who helped fund the project. Learn more about how we can help you with your Kickstarter book on our Blurb for Kickstarter page. Scarpati was the house photographer for the Sunset Strip...

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You’re never too old to read a children’s book. Or make one.
09 Jun 2014

You’re never too old to read a children’s book. Or make one.

Children’s books come in all shapes and sizes. But the good ones have a couple of things in common: A good story and illustrations that captivate the reader. We got the inside scoop on storytelling from Don Morris, illustrator of When Savannah Got Sick. Don told us about the balance between words and pictures and how authors and illustrators can get started on their very...

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Taking ebooks to town (or the country): An interview with Artist Jeff Frost
06 Jun 2014

Taking ebooks to town (or the country): An interview with Artist Jeff Frost

Today, as we’re celebrating the digital book in all its most wonderful forms, we bring you our one-on-one with artist Jeff Frost. A few things to knowabout Jeff: His camera bag contains as many motors as it does lenses, he has an impish sense of humor, and his mohawk looks like it could inflict some serious harm. His art combines elements of time-lapse photography, painting,...

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Bakers who self-publish with Blurb
06 Jun 2014

Bakers who self-publish with Blurb

Since some of our most popular (and best-selling) authors are bakers, we thought we’d focus on their creative journeys and see how their book-making (and treat-making) processes can inspire everyone to make something truly amazing. We contacted some of our favorite baker/authors and asked them a series of questions in a veritable virtual roundtable conversation to see how different authors approach book-making. Here’s hoping at...

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