Saturday, November 3, 2012

Blurb Limited Edition Quilt Books



Looking for a gift for a quilter or quiltlover? Consider a Blurb Book, a print-on-demand publication. I have a new one called Antique Quilts A-Z. It's an alphabet book of the basics of quilt identification and quilt dating.

Clues and information arranged in alphabetical order.
 
 
 
 
Forty pages as a paperback, hardback or as an eBook for iPads.
 
Here's how it will look on your iPad.
The basic price for a print book starts at $16.95
Upload an iPad eBook version for $6.95.
 
Click here for a preview and ordering information:
For Antique Quilts A-Z in print:
For Antique Quilts A-Z as an eBook:
But I am just one quilt author who has figured out that print-on-demand books are a way to reach your audience. Blurb prints on-demand books. You order the book; they print it for you, paper back or hardcover. You can also order eBooks for iPads.
Go to their online bookstore and do a search for quilt:
http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/category

Artist Therese May has two Blurb books

There are quite a few. You can preview them. Click on the title to see pricing and previews.

Here are a few that caught my eye.
  • Artists are doing small portfolios of their own work.

Painted Threads: Mixed Media Textile Art
By Judy Coates Perez
http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/3055656


Riding the Horse By Therese May
http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1437916

  • Collectors are cataloguing their collections:


Quilts By Roderick Kiracofe
A stunning array of quirky, eccentric, maverick, and extraordinary quilts that break the rules.
http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/3222094


Beauty Secrets 150 Years of History in One Quilt Pattern
By The Volckening Collection. New York Beauty quilts.
http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/2453296

  • And curators are publishing catalogs of contemporary quilt shows:

Beneath the Surface By Loris Bogue
A catalog of a juried art quilt show by Dinner at Eight Artists.
http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1645109

A print-on-demand book is a great way to catalog your own collection or your own body of work. And they make unusual gifts. There aren't many copies of these around, so a few of the best will be collectible some day.



9 comments:

kathyinozarks said...

very cool, I just ordered a paperback of your book Kathy

WoolenSails said...

I do like the idea of ebooks, saves on space and you can print out the pages you want.

Debbie

Willy Wonky said...

I've been using Blurb for the last four years, and love it. Before that, I used iPhoto. Blurb and Lulu seem to be most popular among fine art photographers and book artists. A local gallery had an exhibit of print-on-demand (POD) books, back when I was still using iPhoto, and the best books in the exhibit were done using Blurb. That's when I switched, and I'm still very happy with Blurb. Nice to see others trying it out.

brigittegiblinsfeatheringthenest.blogspot.com said...

Trying to buy your new ebook: antique quilts a-z, but there is a glitch in the shopping cart at Blurb... Reverts to hard copy price...?
Thanks, Brigitte

www.brigittegiblinsfeatheringthenest.blogspot.com said...

Didn't use the right URL above

Mimi said...

I came accross this blog today and since you do a lot of Wm Morris thought you might like to add it to your references. Pasted the url and it is a tad long. but if you go to thetextileblog.blogspot.com - google will "help" you. LOL

http://thetextileblog.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-new-design-decoration-craft.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheTextileBlog+%28The+Textile+Blog%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

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