A little more than a few years ago, contemplating the idea of publishing your own book would have seemed far-fetched, at best. Now with the breadth of the Internet and more accessible printing technologies, high-quality book production is not only realistic, it’s actually quite easy.
Enter Blurb, a startup print-on-demand publishing service that gives everyone access to book production rivaling the quality of bookstore publications. Options range from simple soft cover books with only a few pages all the way up to several hundred page hard cover photo albums. Best of all, there are no minimum purchase requirements which gives you the option of starting small. The Blurb site is filled with plenty of inspirational book ideas and the ability to browse and purchase publications from other users.
What’s most intriguing about Blurb is the BookSmart software which works on both Macs and PCs and provides point-and-click simplicity for virtually any level of computer user. Blurb even offers pre-made layouts, graphic templates, and a considerable amount of customization options to transform your book into something memorable.
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