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Readymag: An Exclusive Offer for Blurb Book-Makers
05 Oct 2018

Readymag: An Exclusive Offer for Blurb Book-Makers

Good news Blurb fans! Blurb is joining forces with Readymag, an online design tool that offers an easy way to create anything on the web—including websites, magazines, photo stories, portfolios, and presentations. The best part, especially for people like me, is that you can do all of this without any technical know-how. Just create. No limits, no coding! How Does It Work? Simple. You work...

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10 Ways to Stand Out in a Crowded Creative Field
05 Oct 2018

10 Ways to Stand Out in a Crowded Creative Field

With so many opportunities for independent creative professionals to put their work out in the world, how do you avoid blending into the background? How do you stand out as a thought leader in a market where everyone is striving to create something new and different? How do you make sure that it’s your work people are talking about? It’s not an exact science. Luck,...

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How to Make a Custom Notebook or Journal
04 Oct 2018

How to Make a Custom Notebook or Journal

We’re so excited to announce our newest product—completely custom notebooks and journals, now available in BookWright. Blurb’s easy-to-use software gives you complete creative control. So you can create a personalized notebook or journal to keep, gift, or sell for profit through the Blurb Bookstore or Ingram Distribution. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started! How to Make a Custom Notebook or Journal: Step...

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NEW Adobe Lightroom CC Updates Mean Big Things for Books
04 Oct 2018

NEW Adobe Lightroom CC Updates Mean Big Things for Books

Adobe Lightroom is the standard in photo management and photo editing. But it also includes a module for putting your photos into a bookstore-quality book. One of the coolest features of the Lightroom Book Module is that it tracks your activity in Lightroom. That means any changes you make to your images in Lightroom will also update those images if they are already in page...

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10 Tips to Help You Promote Yourself Online
04 Oct 2018

10 Tips to Help You Promote Yourself Online

Disclaimer: This is not a post about SEO or cracking the code to social media algorithms. It’s designed to help you develop a sustainable DIY approach to promoting yourself online. With so many different website and social media platforms to manage, marketing and promoting your self-published work online can feel like a daunting task. There are entire industries dedicated to finding the best way to...

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5 Design Tips to Make a Standout Photo Book Cover
02 Oct 2018

5 Design Tips to Make a Standout Photo Book Cover

The cover is your book’s first impression. It’s time to help your visual book introduce itself. But how do you make your cover stand out on the shelf? 1. Say it Without Words A cover image should quickly convey the essence of a book, and it should be striking. Using an ImageWrap allows you to tell the story of your book with one stunning, seamless...

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