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