Creative: New Blurb Economy Magazine Paper

Dear Future Magazine Moguls, Let me just start by saying this. I LOVE Blurb’s Premium Magazine product. I think it just might be the sleeper of all sleepers, but anytime Blurb comes out with something new I always make a … Read More

Creative: Blurb Tips 0012, Build for the Platform

Back with another Blurb tip, this time in regard to building for the platform. I’ve seen too many good people and too many talented people find reasons to NOT build something based on the idea the platform doesn’t offer some … Read More

Creative: Audio Q&A, Personal vs Professional

Back with another Audio Q&A, this time covering the idea of personal vs professional. Or perhaps it’s not about “vs” but more about how these two things work hand it hand to create the person you really are. This is … Read More

Creative: Audio Q&A, Capturing and Preserving

Hello my children. Checking in with another Audio Q&A. This time we talk about capturing and preserving. What’s the best thing about this post? Well clearly it’s that you get to listen to my silky smooth voice. Think Barry White. … 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: Using Templates

When I give talks and people ask about “tips and tricks” for putting your work in print the FIRST thing I always stay is START NOW. RIGHT NOW. TODAY. Create a default size publication, whether that be a 20-page Photobook … Read More

Creative: Loop, Flemming Bo Jensen

Most of you know FBJ. Jedi, partially deaf former DJ, photographer and man in perpetual motion. From time to time when the warp drive is broken he slows down long enough to print something.(Perhaps based on my shameless hounding of … 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: 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