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Celebrate Library Lovers Day!
13 Feb 2018

Celebrate Library Lovers Day!

Ah, Valentine’s Day—chocolates, cards, and flowers galore! Whether you are celebrating the holiday or powering through your Wednesday routine, there’s one thing about February 14th you may not know: Today is Library Lovers Day! It’s a unique occasion to show your local libraries just how much they are appreciated. To help celebrate, we’ve compiled a list of things you can do to spread the library...

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Hit the Books with Dan Milnor: Photojournalism
08 Feb 2018

Hit the Books with Dan Milnor: Photojournalism

In Dan Milnor’s view, the best way for an aspiring photographer to learn the ropes is to practice photojournalism. See what he has to say about storytelling, bearing witness, and the future of photojournalism. 1) What is photojournalism and how does it differ from other genres of photography? Okay, let’s take a look at the official definition and I’ll add my two cents: “Photojournalism is a particular...

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Travelling in Style: Layflat with Liz Kamarul
08 Feb 2018

Travelling in Style: Layflat with Liz Kamarul

Liz Kamarul hit the road in a refurbished RV to travel across the United States. A stylist with a beautiful social media presence, we caught up with Liz to hear about taking style on the road, and translating her distinctive 3D spaces into gorgeous print spreads in her Layflat photo book, Lost & Found. Tell us about your work. How did you get started as...

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Behind the Magazine with Paris Kim
08 Feb 2018

Behind the Magazine with Paris Kim

What do you get when you combine a love for your city, a love for vintage, social media community, and a background in writing? A handful of really passionate publications. We met Paris Kim, author, blogger, and magazine editor, at our panel event last Fall with Weebly.  We got to talk with her about her most recent publications, a 2-issue magazine called Marjorie, and a book,...

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3 Reasons You Need to Make a Trade Book
30 Jan 2018

3 Reasons You Need to Make a Trade Book

Trade Books are one of Blurb’s secret weapons for self-publishers or anyone who wants to give away less-expensive versions of beautiful books. With so much attention on paper type and the variety of trim sizes with Photo Books, it’s easy to overlook this fantastic format. But for writing children’s books, cookbooks, memoirs, or even comic books, Trade Books can’t be beaten. Trade books were designed from the...

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Gifts for the Photographers You Love
30 Jan 2018

Gifts for the Photographers You Love

One of the best gifts you can give someone is the encouragement in their creative passion. Few things are more encouraging for an artist—or more gratifying—than seeing your work in print. For Valentine’s day, try a different kind of photo book. Blogger Lisa Linh offers up some romantic gifting tips for the photographers in your life. Hear what she has to say about the book...

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