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July 13, 2017

Anaheim Workshop 2017

Summer. Vacations and Sun Shiny days. Long drives to the beach. New friendships that will last a lifetime. Yearbook Workshops…. WAIT… We had you until Yearbook Workshops, right? The Friesens team is hosting a summer workshop in Anaheim, California this week from Wednesday to Friday. Advisors and students from various states have descended upon Southern […]

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June 20, 2017

End of Year Review

As school year winds down and the familiar feeling of summer is in the air. It’s a good time to reflect how the year went. Look at your yearbook and take notes on how you would like to change it for next year.   Content Which events did you cover? Which ones should you add […]

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September 13, 2016

Maui High School’s New Camera!

Maui High School won our cover contest this year and they recently received their prize.   We are so happy to see them enjoying their brand new DSLR camera kit! Congratulations on your beautiful yearbook cover!

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August 29, 2016

Planning Your Yearbook Team

Since there are two ways to make yearbooks – in class and out of class – there are obviously two basic ways to choose the members of the yearbook staff: recruiting volunteers or recruiting class members. Either way, the advisor must make some wise and sometimes difficult decisions regarding which students will be helping to […]

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June 13, 2016

A Closer Look: Alex Selarque

We work with many incredible yearbook advisors to create award winning yearbooks. It is through these relationships that we continue to learn and grow together. Alex Selarque from Punahou School in Hawaii is one of our most decorated advisors. His books have won countless awards including many from the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA), and […]

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May 13, 2016

A Closer Look: Chris Dorey

We work with many incredible yearbook advisors to create award-winning books. It is through these relationships that we continue to learn and grow together. One of these incredible advisors is Chris Dorey at St. Paul Catholic High School in Ottawa,ON. His yearbook teams have won numerous awards for innovative designs and themes, including the American […]

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April 25, 2016

2015-16 Cover Contest Winners

The Friesens Cover Contest is important because it helps us celebrate the creativity, time, and effort that gets put into designing yearbook covers. Thank-you to each and every school that submitted their yearbook cover to this year’s cover contest, we are blown away at how much talent you all have! It is always difficult to […]

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November 26, 2015

Print or Digital?

Seven years ago the sky was falling in the publishing world; book sales dropped as consumers were migrating to e-readers. Soon it seemed like almost every one you knew had one. You couldn’t get on a bus or walk through the airport without seeing an e-reader. At the same time, true book lovers couldn’t fathom […]

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September 28, 2015

9 Practical Tips for Time Management

The season of fall means crisp mornings, boots, football, pumpkin flavored everything, and school. It is practically impossible to stay on task when all you want to do is soak up the last moments of warmth with your friends and family. Believe me there is nothing more addicting and tempting than the warm rays of […]

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June 29, 2015

Welcome to Summer!

While the spring yearbook rush is over, our employee-owners are still very busy with many great trade books, coffee-table books, and other titles on the presses. After a significant drop off in book orders during the recession that started in 2008, we’re pleased to report that orders for printed books have roared back over the […]

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