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Introducing the judges of the Photography.Book.Now competition

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The Photography.Book.Now International Salon and Symposium just announced the distinguished panel of jurors for its photography book competition. Head Judge Darius Himes, co-founder of Radius Books, will lead the following panel of editors, publishers, curators, and photographers in judging the competition: • Jen Bekman, Jen Bekman Gallery • Elisabeth Biondi, The New Yorker • Frish [...]

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Need a certain photo for your book? It’s your lucky day

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We’ve written about stock photography before, and how it’s a great option for your books when you need a specific image that you can’t quite capture with your own camera. If you need a reason to give stock photography a shot, here’s one: iStockphoto is offering Blurbarians 20% off a first purchase, plus 20 free [...]

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Book of the Week falls to pieces

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I’ve seen a lot of books about body parts this week, so when I saw the title pieces(of me) by Mark Warren, I wasn’t exactly sure what I was going to uncover. What I found was a very well-designed book by a poet photographer. It’s a wonderful example of how to artistically fuse your words [...]

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The Bad and the Beautiful: Trends in Book Cover Art

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I swoon over new and radically interesting book covers. I’ve confessed this before. It happens to me in Blurb’s bookstore just as much as it happens when I’m browsing shelves at San Francisco’s Booksmith. I literally get antsy when I see a killer cover. I immediately start plotting my next Blurb book just so I [...]

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