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How to Sell Your Magazine for Profit
01 Aug 2018

How to Sell Your Magazine for Profit

Magazines have historically been the best marriage between commerce and content. They were some of the first publications to be sold to a mass-market, and they were the chosen format of some of the first and most-dedicated self-publishers. To this day, the zine world boasts some of the most loyal followers and regularly sold-out runs of collectible publications. But self-published magazines are no longer narrowed...

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Hit the Books with Dan Milnor, Kickstarter, and Author Meg Smiley
23 May 2018

Hit the Books with Dan Milnor, Kickstarter, and Author Meg Smiley

Hit the Books with Dan Milnor is a monthly webinar about all things book-making and self-publishing. This month we’re talking about the first stages of self-publishing: gauging interest, fundraising, and setup with Large Order Services. If you missed our latest live webinar, don’t worry! We’ve got the entire thing recorded below. May: Getting Your Book Off the Ground The process of fundraising through Kickstarter How to...

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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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