Blurb Blog

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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Choosing the Best Trim Size
11 Jul 2017

Choosing the Best Trim Size

It doesn’t matter what people say: We totally judge a book by its cover. But consciously or unconsciously, the size of a book influences our impressions about its contents, too. When we’re holding a book, we’re trained by all the other books we’ve ever held to have a set of expectations about what’s inside. When creating your project, it’s helpful to keep in mind where...

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10 Jul 2017

Dispatches: Australian Book Designer of the Year

Zoë Sadokierski is a voice that comes through in surround sound. For ANYONE with an interest in books, design, writing, or blazing new trails this interview is for you. A designer of over 250 books and president of the Australian Book Designers Association, she is at the forefront of all things book culture. Zoë is a maker. She writes, illustrates, designs and publishes on a...

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Behind the Book with Kara Mercer: Journey Through Jordan
06 Jul 2017

Behind the Book with Kara Mercer: Journey Through Jordan

When we got our hands on Kara Mercer’s book in the Blurb office, we passed it around, enjoying the stunning photography and clean layouts. Her emotive, romantic photography and visual storytelling makes you slow to turn the page because you want to linger where you are, from her vantage point, for a while. We caught up with Kara to get the story behind her beautiful...

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