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Be a hero! Win a custom comic illustration by Paul Rivoche

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Note: We’ve extended the deadline through March 25, 2014. Ever dreamed of being a super hero? Blurb has teamed up with comic book artist Paul Rivoche to help make that dream come true for three lucky winners. Paul has illustrated comic book covers and storyboards for Iron Man, Justice League, and Superman, just to name [...]

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A Valentine’s Book of the Week: A book made with texts

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With Valentine’s Day approaching, we thought we’d take a look at a book that was a real labor of love. Messages, by Antony Last, is a 240-page compendium of texts exchanged between the author and his girlfriend—from the day they met to the day they moved in together. Antony spent 15 months on the project, [...]

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Give ebooks for last-minute Christmas gifts

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There’s still plenty of time to make a personal gift in time for the 25th—a gorgeous fixed-format ebook (and a matching print book that can follow along later). So even though our last shipping deadlines may have passed you by (those pesky reindeer need time to get all around the world), you can still make [...]

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Building a rocking brand on Kickstarter with Blurb: An interview with John Scarpati

Meet John Scarpati, a commercial photographer who used Kickstarter to raise funds for a book archiving his photography. (Oh, and if you haven’t heard of Kickstarter yet, get excited. It’s a company that provides tools to raise funds for creative projects via crowd-funding through its website. Here’s Kickstarter’s story. Scarpati was the house photographer for [...]

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Tips on how to make a children’s book

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  We love clever ideas. And in our book (sorry, sometimes we just can’t help ourselves), making a custom alphabet book for your child (or someone else’s children, whatever works for you) is pretty clever. You don’t have to be an artist or a photographer—like the couple we’ve profiled here—to make a children’s book (and [...]

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Beyond the format—making a wedding book for them (and one just for you)

Meet a couple that went way beyond the traditional wedding book—right into multiple formats. Newlyweds Emily and Jerome Mopsik created a gorgeous wedding photo book for themselves in a large-format version that included hundreds of photographs. Wanting to share the memories with their parents, they then edited that book into a smaller (in both length [...]

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July Savings

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We’ve wrapping up July with savings up to 20%. Here’s how it works: Get 10% off $50, 15% off $100, or 20% off $150 when you use the promo code JULYSAVINGS at checkout* And yes, this works for other currencies too. But the offer only goes through July 29. A great time to #freethebook for [...]

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#Freethebook – What you love about self publishing

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Last week we put put a call for you to share your thoughts on what the creative freedom of self publishing means to you. We’re posting our favorites below. But please, continue to share them on Twitter and Facebook with the #freethebook. @BlurbBooks self publishing means no more excuses for NOT publishing and distributing your [...]

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Where are my book comments?

The Internet is nothing if not a rapid stream of change. A lot of this change is good. Some of it is not so good – case in point: Facebook is changing the way its comment widget works, and we’ve had to reconfigure the way commenting works on our site. As a side-effect, past comments [...]

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What makes a great photo book? An interview with Darius Himes

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What makes a great photo book? Everyone will give you a different answer, but when one of those people is Darius Himes, it’s a good idea to listen. Himes is a former Photography Book Now judge and the Assistant Director at the Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco. In short, he lives and breathes photography. He [...]

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