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Blurb

Online Book Publishing Application


Tiny
Published 06/20/2012 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Jess Meli
What can you use the app for?

Blurb is an online application that is used to create and design books. Different types of books can be created including cookbooks, books about places, family and much more. The books are designed and printed with professional-looking formats and bookstore quality. The output can be ordered and printed as desired. Hence, users can put their best work together an drive others the opportunity to share and benefit from the creation. The blurb application is also an affordable way to think about creating a book. Other methods can be quite expensive and labour-intensive. However, Blurb provides affordability and quality book creation too. Books can cost as little as $4.95 each excluding the shipping costs required to mail the finished book. Users can download the book design software for free, and begin certain masterpieces or just create books that appeal to them. It can be a fun way to be creative and get results from book creations aspirations.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Blurb has been in existence for sometime an has grown over the years. It believes in the joy of reading and the joy that books can create enjoyments for many people and communities. Additional features have been added over time to enable users create outstanding products. Eileen Gittins is the founder of Blurb and there is an executive team that manages the application.

What are the differences to other apps?

There are some similar book-publishing websites;. However, there is a greater emphasis with Blurb in terms of adding photos to the design of the book. The application and company are also willing mail printed books to different parts of the world.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

It is easy to use the Blurb application. Users can design their book using free downloaded software. There are controls and flexibility that users can include within their designs. There are also tutorials that show you how to use the application to do various tasks. Users may use custom designs or stick to available templates which may be easier. It does seem to be a straightforward process.

How does the registration process work?

To use the application, users need to register. Registering for an account is fairly easy. Information requested includes the user's name, email address and a password. There is a confirmation email that the user receive and responding as required to the email will fully activate the account. As soon as the user has registered, directions are provided for downloading the book smart software needed to start designing books. The software can be used on Macs and PCs.

What does it cost to use the application?

It us free to register for an account and use the application. However, users need to pay if they want to order any of their books. Book prices start at $4.95 excluding shipping for a small book and increase depending on the type of book the user wants to print. There are books that are more expensive than others with regards to printing. For instance, photo books and landscape format books are more expensive. Blurb can ship books internationally for a fee.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Blurb is ideal for people who want to create books, design book layouts and also get printed copies of their books. Anyone wanting to get a book into print can use the application to go through the design process. In addition, it is acceptable to order a single book, which makes the application suitable for those who are not interested in ordering many items.

  • Users can design their books with free software
  • Books can be printed your book by ordering online
  • The created books have bookstore quality
  • It is free to register and design any type of book
  • Users may also use the site to promote their books
  • Print your books with or without the Blurb Logo


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