July 13, 2013
Clearstory Featured on Hallmark Channel
San Diego Business Woman and Entrepreneur Featured on Hallmark Channel’s Daytime Emmy-Nominated “Home & Family.”
Debara Medina, founder of Clearstory Digital Publishing, discusses directions and innovations in the self-publishing industry on the “Home & Family” show to air July 18, 2013.
Debara Medina, entrepreneur and founder of San Diego-based Clearstory Digital Publishing, will appear on the Daytime Emmy-nominated “Home & Family” on Hallmark Channel airing July 18, 2013 at 10 am ET/9:00c to discuss consumer trends in the self-publishing industry. Medina will also introduce the Everyday Photo Book, Clearstory’s new low-priced, high-quality photo book product.
Debara Medina founded Clearstory to satisfy unmet needs in the growing self-publishing and photo book markets. The number of self-published books produced annually in the U.S. has nearly tripled, growing 287 percent since 2006, and print book production by small presses increased more than 74 percent between 2006 and 2011, according to Bowker® Books In Print and Bowker® Identifier Services.
With a high-tech background, Medina knows how to bring innovation and sophisticated solutions to emerging and expanding markets.
During her appearance on “Home & Family,” Medina will explain why she decided to go into this industry. “I went into this business because, as a mother, I wanted to preserve the history of my family in a way that tells a clear story. There are a lot of companies offering ways to help consumers make their own photo books, but they are generally complicated, time consuming, or not well produced. I wanted to give a simple and fast way for anyone to tell their stories in a high quality way,” says Medina.
Medina will also introduce the Everyday Photo Book, an elegantly simple way to quickly create a sophisticated photo book without sacrificing quality. “While the process of organizing and laying out the photo book will be streamlined to make it fast and easy for a novice to bring their story to life, the quality of print, materials, finishing and bookbinding will be of the highest standards. Anyone, regardless of experience or ability, will be able to easily create a beautiful photo book that they can be proud of, in just minutes,” states Medina.
The Everyday Photo Book gives customers a fast, easy and cost effective way to share their everyday stories, photos and special memories. The Everyday Photo Book simplifies the layout so even a novice can quickly create a beautiful book. Unlike many photo book publishers, Clearstory doesn’t clutter the page with gimmicky graphics. And Clearstory prints and binds all products in their state-of-the-art, digital printing facility to assure the highest quality as well as more customer options.
The Everyday Photo Book is a 20 page, 8 x 8 inch, hard cover die cut book and includes a title page and a story page. Customers can choose either high quality mat or glossy paper and costs just $19.95. The Everyday Photo Book is the fast, easy and high-quality way to share your everyday stories.
About Clearstory: Clearstory, a women-owned small business (WOSB) and creative digital print publisher in San Diego, CA, serves the self-publishing and photo book printing industry as well as an array of business printing needs. “All our work is done in-house at our state-of-the-art facility for the ultimate innovation and quality control. At Clearstory, we celebrate everyone’s story,” says Medina. Clearstory uses the latest digital technology, including the HP Indigo 5500 Digital Press, finishing, and bookbinding in order to offer innovation to anyone, from businesses to individuals, with a passion for telling their story with sophistication.
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