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Kickstarter Book Spotlight: Billy Simons
19 Jul 2016

Kickstarter Book Spotlight: Billy Simons

Welcome to the first in an occasional series of spotlights where we take a look at successful Kickstarter book projects that have utilized Blurb’s self-publishing platform.  Author: Billy Simons, a writer, artist, musician, and video maker from New York City. Project: A high-volume printing (200 copies) of a children’s book called The Bad Bad Bully’s Alphabet Book, written and illustrated by Billy Simons. The book...

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Self-publishing, Kickstarter, and the Food Book Fair
21 Jun 2016

Self-publishing, Kickstarter, and the Food Book Fair

It’s day three of the Food Book Fair and I’m sitting on a high stool in an eighth-floor suite at the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg. I feel a little vertigo as I look out the large glass window at the New York City skyline. This is by far the coolest room I’ve ever presented in. To my immediate left are Ted and Sharon Burdett of...

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Corinne Cuozzo Put All Her Eggs in One Baseket
03 May 2016

Corinne Cuozzo Put All Her Eggs in One Baseket

Foodie and gastronomy culture has all but exploded in the last few years, which has been great news for Corinne Cuozzo, a blogger, chef, and, now, author. We caught up with the young food enthusiast and learned about her blog, her book, and how her side project propelled her career forward into chefdom. “Once things start adding up, that’s when it really gets fun! It’s...

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They raised $165K with Kickstarter and they turned to Blurb to print their how-to book and recipes
02 Dec 2015

They raised $165K with Kickstarter and they turned to Blurb to print their how-to book and recipes

Inspired by the New York Times’ famous article on no-knead bread-making technique – Sharon and Ted Burdett of Strand Design in Chicago decided to improve on it by creating their own cast-iron oven to go inside a home oven. To fund it, they successfully created the Fourneau Oven Kickstarter campaign and raised $165,000. They also wanted to deliver a gorgeous how-to guide and recipe book...

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Behind the Scenes with Kickstarter’s Maris Kreizman
27 Oct 2015

Behind the Scenes with Kickstarter’s Maris Kreizman

At Blurb, we’re huge fans of Kickstarter, and for good reason. It’s an amazing platform that lets our creative authors get their projects out of their heads and into the world. (And being successful with Kickstarter is easier than you think.) To get more insight, we turned to Kickstarter’s Publishing Outreach Leader, Maris Kreizman to learn about what makes a successful publishing project with Kickstarter....

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Kickstarter Interview: Deborah Kelson
14 Aug 2015

Kickstarter Interview: Deborah Kelson

Meet Deborah Kelson, a marketing executive in Silicon Valley and mother of two adorable kids, who always had a dream—to make a children’s book about taking turns called Peanut Butter or Jelly. In order to make this dream come true, she created a Kickstarter campaign and joined forces with Blurb to seamlessly make it all happen. She used our free desktop publishing software to perfect...

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