Blurb was established in 2004 with its BookSmart and/or BookWright software made available for PC and Mac. All you need is to download this software to your PC and create your favorite book offline and once you finish creating it, you can upload it automatically to the site.
Features and Benefits of Using Blurb’s Software
It’s BookSmart or BookWright software allows you to make custom layouts and designs of your photo book. Alternatively, you can as well use an online photo-book editor to place your images into the appropriate premade layouts. That is, you can easily change the backgrounds of the layouts and pages of your book. The auto-fill feature automatically places all your photos for you.
It allows for a titling on the spine and, bleed of a full page on the back cover and front cover, printed automatically on the hard-cover surface for full customization of the book’s external part. There are also other hardcover options like a dust jacket.
The ability to sell and share your book online is one of the most notable features offered by blurb. This means it allows you to set your price and also keep 100 percent of the markup. It has s visually appealing and east-to-navigate bookstore, which is the right place to preview and/or buy creations of various authors.
In addition, blurb can create photo-books directly out of the Instagram, or Facebook, or any other photo-sharing platforms. Rather than uploading images from those accounts, it builds a book of those photographs.
Apart from its unique features it offers, blurb also has a number of options. This means that the books come in several different sizes and shapes. For example, instead of the standard inches of 11 x 8.5, the portrait book can be 10 x 8 inches. Though, the cover options are limited and standard. You can decide to choose from a hard cover, a soft cover, with an image nicely wrapped around the cover, or with a dust jacket.
While the book’s size is odd, its high quality is always maintained. There are matte pages, which don’t show a sturdy cover, fingerprints, as well as, a protective back and front page. The images’ quality is highly vivid and very sharp if you opt to use high-resolution images, but if you opt to use low-quality images, they will be noticeable in your final product.
Lastly, the average time of processing and shipping your book is around 3 days. However, if you need a book faster, blurb can offer overnight shipping. Everything with it is actually very user-friendly. It even offers great tips and features live chat, email and FAQs page options to help its users and has great offers here for discounts on your purchase.