Creative: Beloved: The Cabin Sessions

Another great project just came across my door, and one that you readers can learn a lot from. Nick Tauro has been featured on this site before. Nick hails from the ABQ which is quickly becoming Brooklyn West in terms … Read More

Creative: We Are Neighbors

You do good work and you will continue to get featured here.(This is a threat.) Featured to my MASSIVE following. I can hear all of you trending because I’M trending so hard. Justin comes to us from the ABQ. And … Read More

Creative: The Fuji File Magazine

The first issue of “The Fuji File” is here. This isn’t the OFFICIAL copy just yet but the test copy is in the bag. I’ve created upwards of 220+ publications with Blurb, dating back to 2007, but I still make … Read More

Creative: Paul Joyce

I don’t even know what to say to Paul. “Thank you,” isn’t going to cut it, so let me give you a little background. Paul and I are online friends. He’s an Englishman living in Germany, so unfairly living the … Read More

Creative: Randall MacNEIL

So Randall (@randall_fm) is a friend from The Great White North. Canada. A place I’ve suggested we invade for at least a decade. I love Canada, and Canadians. And due to our shared border they have to put up with … Read More

Creative: Cover Design, Different Image

To follow my prior posts regarding cover design, I’ve gone one step further by showing you four covers with different designs and images. I want you to see and feel how dramatically different the publication feels while varying from image … Read More

Creative: Cover Design, Same Image

I’ve done cover design posts before, but I think this one is a good one. At least a good visual post. I created this post because I see a lot of bad covers coming through the Blurb network.(I see plenty … Read More

Creative: Blurb Q&A 001

Okay folks a little change in the lineup here, just to keep in tradition with the ongoing World Series. I attempted a Vlog. I did. One attempt, one day and quickly realized I could never stomach the idea of filming … Read More

Creative: First Blurb Layflat Sample

Fellow Passengers, Blurb now has layflat. You asked for it. Here it is. Now go forth and prosper, or better yet, do a test book and see how this new format fits your visual, tangible world. That’s what I did. … Read More

Creative: Blurb as Promo

I’m not entirely sure how many promotional pieces I created during my photography career but I’m guessing it was somewhere between fifty and one hundred. I’ve saved some but many are long lost to the annals of my tragic, flawed … Read More

Creative:Photograph Exchange

If you don’t know Chloe Ferres by now then there is simply no hope for you. She is, by far, one of the most original Blurb users I’ve ever seen, living proof of what is possible with print-on-demand offerings. Designer, … Read More

Creative: MagCloud for Blurb, Digest

This is the fourth post in a series about utilizing MagCloud in support of a Blurb project. I love MagCloud Digest. You might remember a few of my samples from here and here. The digest is a small landscape, or … Read More

Creative: Andrew Molitor, San Francisco

I’ve featured Andrew here before, but he keeps adding to the self-pub mix so I keep featuring him. San Francisco is his latest, or at least the latest to land on my door. There are many things I appreciate about … Read More

Creative: August Self-Publishing Project, Chapter Eleven

Shot by a six-year-old first time photographer. “What’s your favorite animal?” “Horses.” “What’s your least favorite animal?” “Horses?” “What?” “You said that was your favorite animal?” “No, silly, I said SNAKES.” My afternoon with the six-year-old began. “Can I use … Read More