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Browse the library of our weekly newsletters and get creative inspiration, tips and tricks, and great ideas for your next book (or your first one). Explore, interviews, how-tos, featured books from our Bookstore, and more.

 

Life (and books) in the fast lane

Issue #38
Life (and books) in the fast lane

Check out photos of some seriously fast cars, motorcycles, and boats—all inside one-of-a-kind custom books created with Blurb's book-making tools.

 


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Behind the Lens

Issue #37
Behind the lens—and onto the page

Get inspired to create your next photograph-focused book, learn more about paper types, and read up on the latest photography exhibits.

 

Travel Cities

Issue #36
Let's get (way) out there and make some books—and some memories

Book-makers are going places in self-published books from all over the world. Travel photo book examples, exotic cookbooks, custom travel guides, and more.

 

London Author Fair

Issue #35
The thrill of the hunt: Gorgeous books of collections

Blurb shows you how to turn photos of your collection (whatever it is) into a beautiful book. Get tips, explore examples, and make your own book.

 

London Author Fair

Issue #34
Instagram shots, Instagram books

Put your Instagram shots in the spotlight with Blurb. Your best pics, our best books.

 

London Author Fair

Issue #33
Self-published books in bloom

Get self-publishing inspiration with garden planning books, books of garden photography, and more. See what blooms when you self-publish with Blurb.

 

London Author Fair

Issue #32
Insights on self-publishing from the London Author Fair

Get insights on self-publishing from Blurb CEO Eileen Gittins, meet London-based authors, and explore the 2014 London Author Fair.

 

The Wedding Book Issue

Issue #31
The Wedding Book Issue

A look at wedding books and wedding albums of all types. From engagement to honeymoon, Blurb looks at how people celebrate their nuptials in print.

 

Bakers who self-publish with Blurb

Issue #30
Bakers who self-publish with Blurb

This week we have a special craving for sweets and treats⎯in the form of some amazing books about baking.

 

Self-publish in style: A look at the books of fashion

Issue #29
Self-publish in style: A look at the books of fashion

With a focus on fashion, we take a look at how authors are using Blurb's creative self-publishing platform to create stylish books and magazines.

 

Unleash your inner creative

Issue #28
Unleash your inner creative

Hear from one of London's premier interior designers, discover your next hobby, and learn how jAlbum can help you manage your photography online.

 

Power to the authors

Issue #27
Power to the authors

Advice from self-publishing experts, turn a gift book into a passion statement, and winter books that make us feel all warm inside.

 

Love is best expressed with books

Issue #26
Love is best expressed with books

Take your Valentine on a journey with a book about,⎯and made with⎯love, hear from authors who chose love as their theme, and find unique and creative ways to say "I love you" with a Blurb book.

 

Holidays last forever

Issue #25
Think outside the book with an ebook

Break outside your comfort zone and think outside the book (and even build business) with an enhanced ebook, We show you how.

 

Holidays last forever

Issue #24
2014: New year, new book

Start 2014 off right with a book from your best photos of 2013. See how to organize your project, meet new ebooks, and more.

 

Holidays last forever

Issue #23
Holidays last forever in a book

Capture the spirit of the season in a photo book, instantly, turn your holiday memories into gifts with Blurb Mobile, and make your own Chicken Soup for the Soul.

 

Unique and beautiful gifts

Issue #22
Unique and beautiful gifts

Find unique holiday gifts, support a community of truly independent artists and writers, and receive your beautiful books in time for Christmas.

 

Personalized books, the sweetest gift of all

Issue #21
Personalized books, the sweetest gift of all

Discover personalized gift books to make for Christmas gifts, explore gorgeous Christmas books, and make an ebook to show off your business at the end of the year.

 

Art, inspiration, and beautiful books

Issue #20
Art, inspiration, and beautiful books

Document your child's early art career, learn about real estate books that mean business, and think outside the book with Dan Milnor.

 

Looking back and remembering

Issue #19
Looking back and remembering

Look back on the year gone by and remember the good times, make a family biography and meet the maker of a seriously amazing family history book.

 

Celebrating the new era of book publishing

Issue #18
Celebrating the new era of book publishing

Celebrate the new era of book publishing, meet a publishing icon and seriously creative writers, make your kid an author, and more.

 

Storytelling runs in the family

Issue #17
Storytelling runs in the family

Meet Paul Lowe of Sweet Paul Magazine, make a book your family will love, and see Apple's new ebook format for Mavericks and Blurb.

 

Two Month Holiday Countdown

Issue #16
Two month holiday countdown

Get your holiday gifts finished ahead of time, see our gift guide, make a business planner, and see a food blogger's kitchen.

 

Discovering and Exploring

Issue #15
Discovering and exploring

Explore academic self-publishing & low-angle photography (that's what we call looking through a kid's eyes) and make your own book.

 

The Poetry of Autumn

Issue #14
The poetry of autumn

Get inspired by the great poets of autumn, explore some great books of poetry, and enhance your poems with sound and video.

 

Bring It Home With a Book

Issue #13
Bring it home with a book

See how you can make a book (and ebook) on the road to preserve your memories before you get home and explore some great travel books.

 

Start the Gift Giving Season

Issue #12
Start gift giving with a book

Start the gift-giving season by making custom books ahead of time, turn family dinners into great stories, and thank donors with beautiful books.

 

Big Cities Beautiful Buildings and Books

Issue #11
Bright lights, big cities, and beautiful books

We're inspired by great cities, so join in this newsletter: Explore artistic creativity in Brooklyn & Detroit architecture and get started on your own book.

 

Everyone Has a Book in Them

Issue #10
Shine a light on your finest work

Everyone has a book in them—let yours get ahead in your career, seed a larger project, and make your small business look bigger. It's easy with Blurb.

 

Whip Up Your Own Book

Issue #9
Indulge your creativity—whip up your very own book

Get ready for Thanksgiving with thank you books, turn your food blog into a food book, and meet an organizer of the IFBC (the International Food Blogger Conference).

 

One for the Books

Issue #8
Your summer: One for the books

Celebrate the end of summer by turning your photos into great gift books, get a writing exercise to inspire, and see how high-end brands use Blurb to look even better.

 

Wine Newsletter - Crack Open a Great Book

Issue #7
Fresh. Complex. Intoxicating. Blurb and Wine.

This issue is all about wine, featuring tasteful stories about books that could only be made with Blurb. We interview acclaimed wine blogger Alder Yarrow, show you how to create your own wine journal (we even give you a free template), and take a look at some of our favorite wine books in the Blurb Bookstore.

 

Authorprenuers Newsletter - Where a Book Can Take You

Issue #6
Where Will Your Book Take You?

You never know what a book can you do for your career or business. In this issue we look at three authors whose Blurb books have helped their careers, we examine the many ways a book can help your business, and we highlight a few bestsellers from the Blurb Bookstore.

 

Free the Book Holiday Newsletter

Issue #5
Vacations, Rock and Roll, and Books

Learn how to make an amazing vacation journal—while on vacation. See how photographer John Scarpati used Kickstarter and Blurb to make a killer rock and roll book about the 80s Los Angeles music scene. And see how unique Blurb books really are with our spotlight on Tiny Horses.

 

Free the Children's Book Newsletter

Issue #4
All About the Children

You're never too old to read a children's book—or make one. Learn how a schoolteacher made her own illustrated ABCs ebook, get the inside scoop on storytelling from an illustrator's point of view, and discover how Blurb is being used in the classroom.

 

Break the Format Newsletter - DIY Wedding

Issue #3
Break the Format

What happens when you defy convention and try something unexpected? This issue features an article on how to make a DIY wedding book, a feature on a truly unique art book, and an exploration of a really unique format—the ebook.

 

Free the Cookbook Newsletter

Issue #2
Free the Cookbook

In this issue, we take a look at the intersection of food and books with a how-to on making your own cookbook, an interview with a successful food blogger-turned-author, and reviews of some of our favorite Blurb food books.

 

Free the Book Newsletter

Issue #1
Free the Mind—Free the Book

A celebration of creative freedom including travel photography tips from a pro, telling your business story in a creative way, and writing exercises to unlock the creative part of your brain.