Friday, November 13, 2015

Blurb Magazine


When I want to publish a book online, Blurb is my go-to company. Here's their ad on the internet:

Passion + Design = Perfect Book. Make a Book. Leave Your Mark.

If you, like me, have a passion, and love to design, how can that not speak to you?

Recently, I posted a blog entitled Eternity, and my sister suggested I might add to it and turn it into a book. 

So that's what I did.

Or, more specifically, I used Blurb's magazine format to make a book.

Blurb's design and layout application, Bookwright, is downloadable, and I found it to be intuitive and user friendly. I chose the magazine format, quite honestly, because the price was remarkably low. On my first attempt, I ordered the economy magazine--20 pages for $3.99. The paper was thin, and the photos didn't have the rich saturation I had hoped for.  So I ordered another one with premium paper, still only $5.99 (plus postage, which runs high) for 20 pages, and I am very happy with the result. The cover has a soft gloss, and the colors pop off the substantial matte paper inside. Perfect.

About that passion? 

I think knowing about the next world is one of the most encouraging things in this one, and who of us can't use a little encouragement?

Linking with Our World Tuesday


Madge Bloom @ The View From Right Here said...

I haven't been by in a while, I am always inspired by your work... I have just recently picked up my calligraphy again after a long season away.. Leaning to write with brush pens, and I have started a art journaling bible too, I find it a wonderful way to worship and do art at the same time... Hope you are well...

Margaret Adamson said...

This is a wonderful idea to put your thought and photograph into a book. That Blurb site looks very interesting and thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend.

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Connie,
What a great pictures.
That must be nice to see it back in this wonderful book.

Many greetings,

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

This is stunning Connie! I have made a book with Blurb a few years ago and was very pleased. Their magazine prices are good and it's helpful to know the better quality is worth it. Unfortunately our falling Australian dollar plus international shipping has not encouraged me to try again

Bethany Carson said...

What a beautiful book! Love your photos! They are absolutely beautiful!

Photo Cache said...

Incredible project. I had done a book before but not as good as this. I may check up on Blurb and see what's out there. Thanks.

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Felicia said...

Wow, how cool is that. Your own book. I remember that beautiful post.

Anonymous said...

Wow - congrats! And your photos are gorgeous!

Birgitta said...

Wow! Gorgeous photos!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Beautiful images that reflect very well the place .. Congratulations and greetings

Ruth Rieckehoff said...

Gorgeous format! I have to check Blurb. First time I hear about it.

NC Sue said...

I'm in love with that first photo. Wonderful!
Hope to see you at this week's Wordless Wednesday (on Tuesday):

Jennifer Richardson said...

Your photography is grace-soaked and the images
sing, Connie. Thanks for sharing the gift that is you:)

BraCom (Bram) said...

Nice blog and book, well done Connie
The blurb book looks awesome, I don't know where they are located, but I will check the site
Thanks for sharing, Have a nice weekend.