If you’ve ever been to a Blurb event, you know that we love to bring the inspiration in the form of a lot of books. Most events require around 30 to 50 books, but for The Blurb Indie Author Café at the London Author Fair, we’re bringing over one hundred.
How do we choose which books to bring? Simple. We’re always looking for the absolute best examples of books by Blurb authors to inspire a particular audience. For Altitude Design Summit’s blogging crowd we focused on books by bloggers: Poppy Haus, Designed to Blog, and First Thoughts, to name a few. For the London Author Fair, we combed our library looking for books that—first and foremost—tell a good story well.
We looked for text-rich books (of course), so we’re bringing around 40 works of fiction and non-fiction in our text-friendly Trade and Pocket sizes. But we were also looking for the kinds of stories that authors can only tell with Blurb: The beautifully illustrated kind. So we’re also bringing graphic novels, comics, illustrated children’s stories, photojournalism, cookbooks, photo essays, travel books, magazines, enhanced ebooks, screenplays, manuscript reproductions, and a whole host of books that defy categorization—but that impress us with their words and imagery.