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Behind the Book with William Thompson
16 Oct 2017

Behind the Book with William Thompson

34 years after he first glimpsed the peaks of Everest at 28,000 feet, William Thompson is choosing to upgrade his beautiful photo book, Everest, documenting the experience, using Layflat paper. We caught up with him to find out why and learn more about his work as a photographer. Could you tell us a bit about your work as a photographer? Who or what has influenced...

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Unleash Your Creativity with Flickr
15 Oct 2017

Unleash Your Creativity with Flickr

We’re excited to announce our new partnership with Flickr! Take your Flickr photos from screen to print in a bookstore-quality photo book. Flickr is the best online photo management and sharing application in the world, and it’s home to tens of billions of photos. With Flickr, you can easily organize your own photography and make it available to family, friends and a wider audience—whether it’s...

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Self-Publishing Spotlight with Sylvie Lee
11 Oct 2017

Self-Publishing Spotlight with Sylvie Lee

Combining her playful, light-hearted artistic style with a desire to help people find time for a little self-care, Sylvie Lee’s beautiful mood-journal, Feelings, offers people an easy, accessible way to track and reflect on their thoughts, feelings, and moods each day. We caught up with her to find out more about her inspiration and hopes for her most recent project, and her day-to-day as a...

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10 Tips to Make a Gorgeous Trade Book
10 Oct 2017

10 Tips to Make a Gorgeous Trade Book

Blurb’s Trade Books are a beautiful, versatile format. They’re designed to look and feel like the books you’d find on the shelf in any store. You’ll notice they come in sizes commonly found on bookshelves, and they come in a standard paper type that creates the best balance between print cost and print quality. 1. Pay attention to convention. Your trade book trim size will...

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Reordering an Existing Photo Book with Layflat Paper
06 Oct 2017

Reordering an Existing Photo Book with Layflat Paper

Photo books just got an upgrade! Photo books with Layflat paper make great gifts for holidays, anniversaries, weddings, or any other special occasion. Layflat paper allows images to spread across a two-page spread, allowing your images to take center stage and make a bigger impact.  Now, I know what you might be thinking, “I already made this book, I don’t have time to recreate it,”...

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