Author Archives: Eileen

Fixed Format Ebooks

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Fixed-format ebook is a popular choice for book makers who want to preserve their design and layout when publishing in ebook form. Unlike standard re-flowable ebooks that simply have a top down vertical flow with very little design capabilities (think ebooks read on text readers like the Kindle), a fixed-format ebook retains all of the [...]

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Eileen Gittins on Blurb’s New ProLine Book Options

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Late last summer I was in NYC and had the great fortune to spend some time with Phil Block, the Deputy Director of Programs and Director of Education at the International Center of Photography (ICP). He showed me some beautifully designed books, printed on a lovely uncoated paper stock. “You should do this,” he said. [...]

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An Open Letter from Blurb’s CEO

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I have not been this excited about what’s on deck in a very long time. Not that we’ve been sitting on our hands. This past year we introduced our super streamlined online bookmaking tool, Bookify; significantly upgraded our other book making tools – BookSmart and PDF to Book workflow; launched new ways for you to [...]

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Getting What You Want May Not Be What You Need

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This blog post by our founder and CEO Eileen Gittins was excerpted in our March newsletter. Here it is start-to-finish: I grew up listening to the Rolling Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want (But You Can Get What You Need).” They may have got it backwards. Daniel Pink in his new book, “Drive” [...]

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