Blurb Blog

19 Sep 2017

Dispatches: An Eye on Photography with One of The Greats

For anyone out there who loves documentary photography, editorial photography, political photography or photojournalism, David Burnett is a name you MUST know. A friend recently described him as “The Michael Jordan of photojournalism,” which I think is an accurate description. Burnett is a good photographer and has been good for a long, long while. Constantly reinventing himself and his genre, he continues to produce work...

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Behind the Book with Jessi Michelle Raulet
14 Sep 2017

Behind the Book with Jessi Michelle Raulet

Jessi Michelle, better known as EttaVee, is an art director and designer, based in Paris. A big fan of color, good food, and new experiences, she combined all three to make her very first book with Blurb. Jessi has had a love for beautiful books ever since she can remember. So, when she first came up with the idea for Fiesta Fruits—a celebration of all things bright...

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5 Reasons Why You Need to Self-Publish a Book
12 Sep 2017

5 Reasons Why You Need to Self-Publish a Book

Self-publishing is not simply the domain of hobby authors. It’s a professional option for people from all walks of life who want to share their work and ideas, promote their business, and even make a profit! New developments such as print-on-demand technology mean it’s easier than ever to make the book you want and set it up for sale. So what are you waiting for?...

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Protect Your Work
12 Sep 2017

Protect Your Work

When you create something to print and sell yourself, you are working as your own publisher. This is a big deal and an exciting thing! You may not have thought of yourself as a self-publisher, but as long as you’re creating printed work to sell and doing it yourself, that is what you are! Self-publishing authors have rights and responsibilities under the law. Besides having...

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Zines, Tumblr, and the Making of a Movement
05 Sep 2017

Zines, Tumblr, and the Making of a Movement

Caitlynn Fairbarns is the leader of the online community FakeGeekGirlsLikeUs. In Caitlyn’s Words, “Fake Geek Girls Like Us aims to create a community space in which people who are made to feel unwelcome in geek culture because of their gender feel safe expressing themselves and sharing their artwork, thoughts and ideas.” No stranger to zines, Caitlyn recently created her newest zine, Icons and Idols, with...

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Photography: Storytelling, Lighting, Posing, Branding, and Marketing Tips
01 Sep 2017

Photography: Storytelling, Lighting, Posing, Branding, and Marketing Tips

ShootDotEdit is the first choice color correction and post-production solution for the pro wedding photographer, and everything they shoot. They provide turnaround time as fast as 48 hours. ShootDotEdit Customers now receive Extra, a complimentary gallery hosting and storage service designed to sell more prints for you with zero commissions. As a professional photographer, staying informed is one of the best ways for you to...

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