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Behind the Book with Jessi Michelle Raulet
14 Sep 2017

Behind the Book with Jessi Michelle Raulet

Jessi Michelle, better known as EttaVee, is an art director and designer, based in Paris. A big fan of color, good food, and new experiences, she combined all three to make her very first book with Blurb. Jessi has had a love for beautiful books ever since she can remember. So, when she first came up with the idea for Fiesta Fruits—a celebration of all things bright...

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5 Reasons Why You Need to Self-Publish a Book
12 Sep 2017

5 Reasons Why You Need to Self-Publish a Book

You’ve turned a great idea into a beautiful book that deserves to be shared—Next step: publishing! But what’s the best way to get your book out into the world? Should you go the traditional way and submit it to publishers,  or do it yourself? Both options have their advantages, but here are 5 reasons why you should consider joining a growing creative movement and self-publish...

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Protect Your Work
12 Sep 2017

Protect Your Work

When you create something to print and sell yourself, you are working as your own publisher. This is a big deal and an exciting thing! You may not have thought of yourself as a self-publisher, but as long as you’re creating printed work to sell and doing it yourself, that is what you are! Self-publishing authors have rights and responsibilities under the law. Besides having...

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Zines, Tumblr, and the Making of a Movement
05 Sep 2017

Zines, Tumblr, and the Making of a Movement

Caitlynn Fairbarns is the leader of the online community FakeGeekGirlsLikeUs. In Caitlyn’s Words, “Fake Geek Girls Like Us aims to create a community space in which people who are made to feel unwelcome in geek culture because of their gender feel safe expressing themselves and sharing their artwork, thoughts and ideas.” No stranger to zines, Caitlyn recently created her newest zine, Icons and Idols, with...

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Photography: Storytelling, Lighting, Posing, Branding, and Marketing Tips
01 Sep 2017

Photography: Storytelling, Lighting, Posing, Branding, and Marketing Tips

ShootDotEdit is the first choice color correction and post-production solution for the pro wedding photographer, and everything they shoot. They provide turnaround time as fast as 48 hours. ShootDotEdit Customers now receive Extra, a complimentary gallery hosting and storage service designed to sell more prints for you with zero commissions. As a professional photographer, staying informed is one of the best ways for you to...

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5 Ideas to Get Started
29 Aug 2017

5 Ideas to Get Started

Today’s post is brought to you by one of our fav Instagram mamas, Meg Miles. She is the owner of MOMSTRONG, a community about creating confident, healthy, and strong women who feel beautiful in their own skin. I’m a lover of documenting certain moments of life—those moments where you know you have to whip out the camera to capture a memory you never want to forget. I...

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