Author Archives: Jennifer

Everyday design that works

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Here at Blurb we’re committed to great design–from our easy-to-use BookSmart software to the beautiful, bookstore-quality books that people like you, ultimately, will make with it. Great design, like great books, shouldn’t be placed on a pedestal or sold for a fortune at chi-chi boutiques. It should be available to everyone. Everyday design–the good, the [...]

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Frankfurt Book Fair

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The Frankfurt Book Fair is gearing up for another big year, with the announcement that its focus this year will be on Indian authors and publishers. For those who haven’t heard of it: Frankfurt is the largest annual trade fair for the book-publishing industry. This year’s event, held October 4-8, will feature more than 7,000 [...]

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Getting the book done

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Here’s an inspiring tale. After spending a year in Russia on a fellowship, blogger “AG” wanted to preserve the photographs and memories from that amazing journey in a book, only to find the process to be tedious and long. He writes: “At somewhere near the 90% completion level the progress stopped. And didn’t move. I [...]

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BookTube

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I tend to think of books and TV as sworn enemies. But on the video-sharing site YouTube, books star in a whole range of home movies. Book-spinning is apparently all the rage. I found a number of videos simply showing some kid spinning a book on one finger, though none were nearly as awesome as [...]

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