A few weeks ago I finished making my first ever photography zine that is now available for public. I made it with the Bookwright software through Blurb.
I used and continue to use Blurb to make personal family photo books and I’m really satisfied with the quality. They tend to be a little pricey but it all depends on what paper, what format you choose for your book. And by signing in to Blurb, you get promotional deals in your mail box very often. I’m talking about 20% and up to 50% off your books which is awesome to be honest.
My strategy at the moment is to have a book ready (or nearly ready) so that when I receive the deal from Blurb, I can just finalise my book and order as the deal lasts only for limited time.
Yes, I know, everybody is a photographer and a self publisher nowadays but I’m all for it. I think we should embrace the freedom of creating our own stuff and actually publishing something we care about and spent time working on. We are pretty lucky with all these tools available for us to do that.
I had that idea for photo series a few months back and it feels good to finalise it and see it in print. No, it’s not perfect, I didn’t aim for it to be perfect. I had a vision of how I wanted it to look and with Blurb – it made it possible.
My first zine is 56 pages long with 33 images. I’ll leave the link here for detailed preview.
I used standard b&w paper, ordered 3 copies and it cost me 30 euros including the postage fees (using 30% deal).
If any of you guys have used Blurb for zines or photo books, what do you think? Are you happy with what you get or would you recommend alternative bookmaking sites?
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