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World Book Day indie books from Blurb

The following post is a special dispatch from our friends in the UK Blurb office about World Book Day, which happens in the UK on March 7. The rest of the world celebrates World Book Day on April 23. It’s World Book Day in the UK today and we’re celebrating! vine.co/v/bHA0OUl3p01 — Ruthie (@londonwithstyle) March [...]

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The Polaroid Socialmatic camera will be a reality

Last May, an adorable, Instagramy concept camera made the rounds of social media. Some scoffed, some sighed, and some rejoiced at the idea of a real camera based on an app based on a real camera. Well, now, it’s coming to fruition, though not with the help of Instagram. Socialmatic LLC announces they have signed [...]

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Souls of San Francisco: Portrait Photography by Garry Bowden

Garry Bowden is a filmmaker and photographer based in San Francisco, California. His current project, Souls of San Francisco, is a series of on-the-street portraits. There’s a freshness, depth, and immediacy to Garry’s work – perhaps owing to the fact that he’s been in San Francisco for five years – long enough to feel comfortable, [...]

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The First Step to Great Color Images in Your Blurb Book

One of the most frequently asked questions by Blurb book makers is, “How do I ensure that color reproduction in my book will match what I see on my screen?” The answer is both simple and complicated. Let’s get the complicated bit out of the way: What you see on your screen can’t and won’t [...]

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Ebook Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Not enough time to get a Valentine’s Day gift together? Why not give an ebook? Sure, we’ll admit that not every classic gift makes the easy transition to digital: Consider e-chocolates. Not nearly as tasty as the real thing (even if they are lighter in calories) And e-flowers just don’t smell as sweet – or at [...]

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Crowd-funding with Blurb books: Matt Eich and “Seven Cities”

“I had to leave this place before I could truly see it. I am still learning what it means to me.” -Matt Eich, “The Seven Cities”   If you’ve been following Blurb for a while, you’re probably familiar with photographer Matt Eich. In 2010, his book, “Carry Me Ohio,” won the Photography Book Now People’s [...]

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Quick Valentine’s day gift: Make a super romantic Weekly Planner

A lot of romances start with that first date. After that you spend months, days, years, maybe even decades, accumulating important other firsts: First kiss, first Christmas, first apartment, first anniversary, first food poisoning … Oh, and that first Valentine’s Day, if you’re the romantic type. Whether this is your first Valentine’s Day together or [...]

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Quick Valentine’s Day Gift Idea: A Facebook Photo Book

                Looking for a way to show your love this Valentine’s Day without the usual hearts and chocolates? Our Instant Books, like those made with your Facebook photos, make for quick, beautiful, and one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day gifts that really celebrate your time together. All you need is a [...]

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The best moments of 2012 by Handpicked Media

As 2012 draws to a close, we all begin to reflect on the year that was – the highs, the lows and what we can change or look forward to in 2013. All over the world it’s been one jam-packed year, our calendars have burst at the seams what with royal weddings, Olympics, presidential elections [...]

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How to make a magazine with Chris Brown of “Refueled”

The first thing we probably have to say is that this is not that Chris Brown. We happen to think this Chris Brown is a lot more interesting than the one that usually grabs the headlines. This Chris Brown is the self-publishing powerhouse behind Refueled, a magazine which, he says, is “a way to introduce others to [...]

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