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Capture, Collect, and Create: 5 Creative Ways to Spice up your Travel Books
26 Jul 2017

Capture, Collect, and Create: 5 Creative Ways to Spice up your Travel Books

I recently found myself wanting to document a quick trip I went on last 4th of July break, and couldn’t decide how to best get all my memories down. I had a ton of photos on my phone and an entire plastic bag of mixed up ticket stubs, postcards, and flyers (I went to three totally different cities, so it was hard to unite them all...

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Making a Pro Portfolio with Justin Bettman
26 Jul 2017

Making a Pro Portfolio with Justin Bettman

I’ve been wanting to make a new photo portfolio for a while since I’ve been shooting a ton of new work. The one I was previously using had plastic sleeves, which made it easy to update — however, the plastic was so reflective that it ruined the quality of the images that I was trying to showcase. I started looking into other options, and at...

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San Francisco Art Book Fair
26 Jul 2017

San Francisco Art Book Fair

The San Francisco Art Book Fair has come and gone. For those of you who don’t know, or have never attended an art book fair, I wanted to give you a few reasons why you should think about attending one in the future. Let’s dive in. First off, the world of art and photography books is exploding, so an event like this packs in a...

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24 Jul 2017

Dispatches: The War Photography of Ron Haviv

Ron Haviv is an Emmy-nominated and award-­‐winning photojournalist and co-founder of the photo agency VII, dedicated to documenting conflict and raising human rights issues around the globe. His first photography book, Blood and Honey: A Balkan War Journal, was called “One of the best non-­‐fiction books of the year,” by The Los Angeles Times and “A chilling but vastly important record of a people’s suffering,”...

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It’s easy to set your book up for sale
19 Jul 2017

It’s easy to set your book up for sale

Now that you’ve got your beautiful finished project, it’s time to get your book into the world! There are a few ways you can do this. First, you can sell your book in person. You can take it with you to meetups and events, host a launch party of your own, and do showings and readings for family and friends. You can also approach local,...

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Music and Memoirs: Interview with Pete Escovedo
13 Jul 2017

Music and Memoirs: Interview with Pete Escovedo

My Life in the Key of E, A Memoir by Pete Escovedo with Sarah Spinner Escovedo, Psy.D. Pete Escovedo is a well-known musician and artist who grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. Blurb’s Client Services Rep, Melissa, had the great pleasure of working with Pete and his team to help plan, print, and deliver his volume book order with our offset printing process. Melissa...

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