Author Archives: Eileen H.

Blogger Self-Publishes Book, Makes Templates, Makes Money

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A big Blurb cheer to blogger, mom, photographer, and entrepreneur Stacey Worthington! When Stacey was expecting her third child, she looked for books that would help her boys welcome the new baby into the family. She wanted something personal, meaningful, and beautiful – and when she couldn’t find it, she made her own book, using [...]

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Five Fantastic Travel Photography Tips

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1) How to fool the flash A lot of point-and-shoot cameras have less than stellar flashes that can result in a harshly lit photo. Here’s a clever fix: put an empty beer bottle (every traveler can get ahold of one of those!) in front of the flash and shoot. We’ve even heard of people using a [...]

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The Blurberati Guide to Online Writing Workshops

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Who wouldn’t want to pack up their laptop, hop a plane, and commune with other creatives in some bucolic setting like Vermont at the the famed Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference or maybe Bali for the annual Ubud Writers and Readers Festival?  Sounds good to us. But let’s be honest, there’s that sticky bit about the [...]

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A Must-See Video on Book Design

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Chip Kidd is legendary in the book design and graphic design world. He’s the genius behind the covers for bestselling books like “Jurassic Park” by Michael Crichton, “Dry” by Augusten Burroughs, and “1Q84” by Haruki Murakami. Watch the video of Kidd’s talk at TED. He claims that designing books is no laughing matter. We agree, [...]

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