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Muhammad Ali, Bob Marley, and a coffee bar covered in bookshelves

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We just discovered the ShortList, a freebie magazine, handed out in London’s tube stations every Thursday. And we like. We got pulled in by its coverage of New York’s D’Espresso, a coffee bar decorated by a room-sized sepia image of bookshelves gracing the floor, ceiling, and walls. Very Stanley Kubrick and we think, very Blurb. [...]

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Good Times at our London Meet-up

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On Tuesday, April 26, The Cube played host to our first-ever London Meet-up. Our entire UK staff (plus one from the US) was on hand to greet a good 100-plus Blurb fans. We had books on two floors of The Cube that showcased the best of Blurb – PBN winners and exceptional books from other [...]

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How the Pros Design Book Covers

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How long does it take for the pros to design book covers? Not two minutes like this time-lapse video shows, but a good six hours or so … if you know what you are doing. Lauren Panepinto, creative director at Orbit, ran her video screen capture as she designed a cover for the book series [...]

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Cameras on a budget – from Canon to Kodak, Nikon and more

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We don’t recommend cameras or camera brands here at Blurb, but as you know, we certainly recommend picture-taking. This means we are more than happy to pass along links to quality camera reviews. The New York Times’ David Pogue did his annual review of Best Cameras for $300 or less and didn’t shy away from [...]

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