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30 Photo Book Ideas to Get You Started
20 Aug 2018

30 Photo Book Ideas to Get You Started

Whether you’re setting out to make a personal memento or working on a professional creative project, there are a million different things you can do with your Photo Book. Here we consider some of the inspirational and original ways people have used their best images to create beautiful Photo Books to be treasured, shared, sold, and displayed. Idea #1 – Annual Yearbook Birthdays, reunions, vacations, renovations,...

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How to Start Creating Your Children’s Book
25 Jul 2018

How to Start Creating Your Children’s Book

Have you ever said, “I’d really like to do a children’s book”? Do you find yourself saying it over and over again, while still not starting? We get it. It’s hard to know where to start. Children’s books seem so simple, but when you sit down to do it, what do you do first? It’s only 32 pages! How hard can it be?  It might...

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How to Publish a Children’s Book of Your Own
22 Jun 2018

How to Publish a Children’s Book of Your Own

The children’s book you create may be the one that starts a young person on his or her lifelong love affair with books. The best children’s books have a powerful ability to shape how we see the world for the rest of our lives. They teach us empathy, a passion for discovery, and the pleasure of learning.  Most of us can remember at least one...

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Meg Smiley’s Self-Published Children’s Book with Blurb + Kickstarter
10 Apr 2018

Meg Smiley’s Self-Published Children’s Book with Blurb + Kickstarter

Meg Smiley made one of our favorite children’s books, Animals Under the Bed, working with Kickstarter and our Large Order Services team. She has gone on to start a small business from the success of her first self-publishing project. We were so inspired by her gorgeous book and story that we had to find out more. What inspired your book? There were so many reasons why I...

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5 Tips for Writing Children’s Books
29 Mar 2018

5 Tips for Writing Children’s Books

Children’s books are unique in that they require expert storytelling, illustration skills, and a keen focus on the audience before the story is even crafted. Whereas novels and memoirs, usually geared toward adults, can interest a wide range of readers, children’s books have to focus on specific topics targeted at specific age groups. If you’ve got the basics of a story for a group of youngsters...

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Behind the Book with Angie Chua
12 Mar 2018

Behind the Book with Angie Chua

As a designer, Angie is always coming up with new and exciting ways to showcase her creative work.  Her new children’s book is no exception. Combining a charming children’s tale of the love between two best friends (who just happen to be dogs) with her lettering and illustration skills, Have You Seen My Hot Dog, is a beautiful portfolio book with a twist. We’re excited...

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