Episode 20: Beyond the Book – Interview with Daniel Milnor of Blurb

by Gabriela Pereira
published in Podcast

Welcome to another awesome interview episode of DIY MFA Radio! Today we have Daniel Milnor, photographer at large for Blurb, Inc., joining us.

Dan and I talked about how the book has evolved, what it means for something to be a book, and what all these changes mean for authors. In particular, we discuss different publishing options for writers, and how to get your book in front of your audience. I’m so excited to share our conversation with you.

Check out the interview below.

About Daniel Milnor

Daniel Milnor once worked as both a fragrance model and a hot tub installer, but is better known as a reformed-journalist, photographer and writer who is now, once again, performing these duties in his role as “Photographer at Large,” for Blurb Inc., the world’s premiere indie publishing platform. With Blurb, he does photo essays and special projects, in addition to much of the educational outreach and many lectures and workshops about how to use the platform. He splits his time between Los Angeles and Santa Fe. Learn more about Dan and his photography at his website: www.shifter.media.

About Blurb, Inc.

Blurb is a premier indie publishing platform. They offer both print-on-demand and offset printing services. With Blurb, you can create, publish, sell, and distribute photo books, trade books, and magazines in print and digital formats. I discovered Blurb earlier this year when I attended a weekend workshop they offered in New York. In addition to publishing services, Blurb also recently joined forces with Jotta, a visual arts studio, to create an exhibition called Unbinding the Book. This show pushes the boundaries of what it means for something to be a book and explores different ways that a book might be created or experienced.

In this interview…

You’ll hear me and Dan talk about:

  • Great tools for publishing and getting your books to your target audience,
  • Influences for the creative process and why real life experience is so important to your work,
  • The resurgence of serial publishing,
  • and more…

Plus, Daniel’s #1 piece of advice for writers.

Link to Episode 20

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Until next week, keep writing and keep being awesome.


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