Tuesday, February 3, 2009

H.........ow to publish your own book!

In the "information age", it's easier than ever to see yourself in print. Recently I compiled a small book with the help of Blurb, a free download of templates, and opportunities to have your work published. Mine is a 40 page, full color, 7"x 7" paper bound book that came off this "Vanity Press" for about $10.00 a copy. The many types of templates allow you to print your own photos, edit your own copy, a choose a variety of styles. Pages can be all pictures, all print, or a combination. It even has an ISBN number! Mine was just recently reviewed by a professor of creative writing on her blog. You can see her review at

To make your own, just log onto http://www.blurb.com/create/book/photobook and download the templates. Pictures can be slurped in from your own computer, flickr, or several other sources. You can write as little or as much as you want and super computer skills are not needed. My only advice to you is take your time, and have fun!! You can also make small books through Kodak or other photography sites.

Although this is more of an encouragement than a "how-to", I hope it will inspire many of you to take the plunge. Who knows? One of us may be famous some day!


Anonymous said...

Patti! This is totally awesome.

Thank you so much for sharing...something new to dream about and add to my goals list.


l'actrice said...

Patti that's wonderful:-) You did it so well!
I'm thinking about it, too!

storybeader said...

what a great idea! I'm a repressed (and depressed at the time - lol) writer! This is a great link to a new source of authorship! Thanks!

LC David said...

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