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Always on the Learning Curve

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I tried something new today.  It thrills and delights me to try new things, because I honestly believe that’s what drives the human core.  It keeps us fresh, thinking and stimulates the brain.

The other day, I came across a site called Blurb.  Have you heard of it?  It’s an absolutely fascinating site that allows the member to print and publish all manner of books.

I’ve done several photo books via Shutterfly over the years.  The quality is good, but it can be a little pricey, mostly due to cross border shipping costs.  So I plunged in and created a photo book on Blurb to give it a try.

I take my pictures very seriously.  My camera and I are often drafted for events and occasions.  My annual Year in Review photo books are now tradition.  So I’m always a little hesitant to try something new.

But Blurb appeals to me, because it’s also a place to publish and sell print books.  I love this idea.  I browsed through an assortment of novels, poetry collections and recipe books.  The price to print and publish is relatively low, so it’s a good resource to keep in mind if I ever get around to writing a novel.

I took a couple days and fashioned some of my more artistic and dramatic photos together with some poetry to create a starter book to test it out.  Now it’s just the agonizing wait for shipping to see if they live up to what I’m accustomed to.  However, once I did a little research and read some reviews, I felt much more confident that Blurb could deliver on quality.

Nevertheless, I did something new.  If you’d like to take a look at my book, here’s the preview link.   Let me know what you think.

So, what will you do that’s new today?

 

 

 

 

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Written by doubledawnwriting

March 27, 2012 at 9:15 pm

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