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Blurb To Launch Bespoke Book Service and iPad Integration

Blurb To Launch Bespoke Book Service and iPad Integration

Blurb CEO, Eileen Gittins, today outlined the developments for the company during 2010 and what we can expect in 2011. Part of those plans include a full bespoke book service and expended distribution including e-books for the iPad. From the CEO’s open letter: An Open Letter from Blurb‘s CEO to our Customers, Partners, and Friends


Blurb Launch Online Bookshow Widget

Blurb has announced the launch of their Blurb BookShow, a preview feature enabling authors to share their books in a showcase format on Facebook, Twitter, their blog, a web site, and many other social media networks allowing third-party programs. Blurb has become a very popular option for self-publishers, micro-publishers, photographers and artists to publish good quality


2010 May Be The Time For Lulu To Drop The Self From Self-Publishing

Lulu are looking to continue in 2010 where they left off last year with a sustained attempt to address and improve all facets of their website and publishing services, and perhaps gain back some ground they lost to their rival competitor CreateSpace. Though Lulu did strengthen their marketplace in-house and with outside affiliations, as well


Blurb Release Booksmart 2.5 & Flat-rate-shipping

Blurb, a free self-publishing option for authors, have just released the latest version of their Booksmart software. The 2.5 version of Booksmart includes new design and control features and improved stability of the application. Blurb have also introduced much cheaper flat-rate-shipping and together with the new software improvements, it looks like another significant step forward.


Blurb Launches PDF Upload Facility

Blurb have finally made a critical step forward in their development as a DIY self-publishing company. Users can now design and layout their own books and load them up to Blurb’s on line system as PDF’s. This opens up the choice for authors to use programs such as Adobe and Indesign for their book layout