Here at Blurb, we don’t just grow beautiful books—we grow plants as well. As spring approached, we realized it was the perfect time to make our very own book about gardening, based on our experiences living in the San Francisco Bay Area, where each city (and neighborhood) has its own distinctive microclimate. Because we’re all about beautiful books, we decided to share a little bit about how we make our own books to help you make your own books. Here’s how the process worked.
We reached out to our coworkers all across the office to ask them to write a short piece about their neighborhood or city. Sourcing, editing, and organizing material from multiple authors takes a bit of organization (as opposed to creating all the content yourself), but in the end it produces a book that’s truly a community effort. How you choose to build your book’s content is up to you, but remember that the more eyes on your work, the better, especially when it comes to catching mistakes. Want to collaborate directly within Booksmart? Here are some tips and tricks.