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Now through July 29th, Blurb is offering 15% off all purchases. No minimum purchase. This offer only lasts a few weeks so tell your readers to act fast!
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Make a beautiful book (with a little help from your friends)!
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Want to make a really special gift for someone? I always recommend making them a beautiful photo book. But the good news is that you don’t have to do it alone. Here’s some advice on how to make a beautiful birthday or anniversary book from my friends at Blurb (with examples from the book “Our Life” by Pandora Frazier).

This is the big one. A “this is your life” photo book. A book you’ll put together to present to a really special person in your life, at a really special point in their life. 50th birthday, 50th anniversary, a wedding, a memorial—life’s big events look even bigger when you present a gift that’s a tribute to them, full of heartfelt stories and personal photographs from their most loved ones. Sound a little complicated? It’s not, especially when you have people on your book-making team (and handy instructions from Blurb).

Gather your siblings, some special friends, or a group of talented coworkers and get started on the book of a special person’s lifetime.

Here’s exactly how you can get a group together to make it work:

Steps

  1. Choose a team of people to help you with your book
  2. Have your team contact friends and family of your special person to collect stories and photos about them
  3. Choose which stories and photos you actually want to use
  4. Edit the stories and scan the photos
  5. Lay out your book with text boxes and photo pages
  6. Get feedback from your team and make final edits

Order your book now and get 15% off no-minimum with code PRINTBOOK15%. 

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Last Chance to Make a Book About Your Favorite Person and You Could Win $2,500 from Blurb Contest Deadline: May 31, 2014

Last Chance to Make a Book About Your Favorite Person and You Could Win $2,500 from Blurb
Contest Deadline: May 31, 2014

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Attention all book-makers! There’s still time to submit your My Favorite Person book for a chance to win $2,500—you’ve got until the clock strikes midnight on May 31. Here’s how to enter:

  1. Create (or finish) a book that’s all about your favorite person
  2. Upload your book to Blurb and make it public
  3. Copy your book’s URL and send it to Blurb at the right email address:

    My Favorite Coach
    MyFavoriteCoach@blurb.com

    My Favorite Travel Buddy
    MyFavoriteTravelBuddy@blurb.com

    My Favorite Sweetheart
    MyFavoriteSweetheart@blurb.com

    My Favorite Anything and Everything Person
    MyFavoriteEverything@blurb.com

You can even take 30% off (maximum discount of $30) your My Favorite Person book when you order it (even if you don’t enter the contest). Just use the code MYFAVORITE when you check out.

Happy book-making and good luck! 

Sell Your Blurb Book on Amazon

Sell Your Blurb Books on Amazon
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Blurb has always been a great way for people to make books about the things that interest them. And while it’s always been possible to sell your books via Blurb’s website, you can now sell the books you make on Amazon! Imagine, your work on the world’s biggest marketplace!

Here’s an excerpt from an interview with Donna Boyer, Blurb’s Chief Product Officer, on how the whole thing works:

What’s the most exciting thing about authors being able to sell their books through Amazon.com? 
Setting up Blurb books to be available on Amazon.com couldn’t be easier. Once authors have uploaded their book to their Blurb account, they simply go to their Book Details page to select “Amazon” under the “Sell my book” options. That’s it. Once authors provide their info to get paid, Blurb handles the rest.


What can authors expect when listing on Amazon.com?
Once an author submits their book, it will be available for sale on Amazon.com within about seven days. Authors should plan to market their book to their network in order to drive reviews and sales rankings on Amazon, which can then lead to organic sales from new readers. It’s important for authors to remember that Amazon adds a fee for selling through Amazon.com, so the list price will need to be higher in order to make the same profit as a book sold directly via the Blurb platform.

Selling through Amazon.com is quite the game changer—can authors list their books on Amazon.com if they’ve already published them through Blurb?
Absolutely. Any existing photo paper book is eligible for distribution on Amazon. 

What are the biggest reason Blurb authors will want to take advantage of Amazon.com distribution?
A big benefit of Amazon is that it gives authors a new opportunity to expand their audience beyond their current network.

Check out the full interview and learn more about selling your Blurb published book. As part of the new Blurb to Amazon program, Blurb is offering a great deal. Save 15% through May 15th when you use the code MAY15.

Participate in the Blurb to Amazon program, and reach a wider audience, gain recognition and watch your sales grow. All with the click of a button. 

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Announcing BookWright and Blurb to Amazon: Two New Additions to Blurb’s Indie Publishing Platform
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Blurb has exciting news! Blurb just launched their all new desktop publishing app, BookWright, which gives you the ability to create a print book and an ebook from a single file, as well as free ISBNs. Blurb is also expanding their indie publishing platform for photo paper books with Blurb to Amazon– a new option for selling on Amazon.com. This week is definitely one for the books. Get started on your book now and save 15% on all printed orders through April 30th! 

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