Blurb and MothersClick Partner to Help Moms Create Bookstore-Quality Books

First Collaboration Is a Mother’s Day Cookbook to Benefit The Boys & Girls Clubs of America

San Francisco, Calif.
April 02, 2007

Blurb, the creative book publishing service, today announced a partnership with MothersClick.com, the first social networking site to offer online services exclusively for real-life moms’ groups. Now MothersClick members can create bookstore-quality books using Blurb’s free BookSmart software. The first collaboration between the two companies is a cookbook that moms will share with the important people in their lives. All proceeds will support The Boys & Girls Club of America.

“Cookbook for Moms” will be the first project of its kind, as all recipes will be submitted and voted on by moms online. The book will be available for sale to both members and non-members, and 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The hardcover book will be published by Blurb, and available for sale at MothersClick.com.

“Blurb is a natural partner for us because their free BookSmart software enables us to design and layout our own book, thus eliminating the need to hire an expensive book designer,” said Andra Davidson, president and co-founder of MothersClick. “We are looking to produce a high-quality book that lots of people will buy for themselves as well as gifts for Mother’s Day – while maximizing the proceeds for The Boys & Girls Club of America.”

 

“Whether our customers are creating family cookbooks or showcasing finely detailed works of art, they can absolutely expect a bookstore-quality book,” said Eileen Gittins, founder and CEO, Blurb. “Blurb’s mission is to democratize publishing by providing an experience that’s fast, easy, and completely under the creative control of the author. We’re thrilled to help MothersClick members to produce such a beautiful book.”

 

Visit MothersClick.com or www.cookbookformoms.com to enter recipes and learn more about the project.

Blurb BookSmart software is free, runs on a Mac or PC, and offers a wide variety of templates created by commercial book designers. The software enables anyone to create, share, and distribute affordable, beautiful, bookstore-quality books.

About MothersClick
Inspired and co-founded by first-time mom, Andra Davidson, MothersClick is a dynamic and interactive community designed exclusively for busy moms and mothers’ groups. The site introduced the world’s first geo-mapping system for mothers’ groups which helps moms to locate existing mothers’ groups in their local areas and globally. MothersClick provides the tools and services for organizing and managing group communications, events and activities, such as playgroups and co-ops, and it helps maximize the value of moms’ time spent online by sharing knowledge – asking questions and finding answers to the experiences of motherhood and parenting. For more information, visit www.mothersclick.com or email info@mothersclick.com.

About Blurb®

Blurb is a company and a community that believes passionately in the power of designed books — in both print and ebook form. Blurb’s indie publishing platform is simple yet flexible enough to make everyone an author — every blogger, cook, designer, photographer, entrepreneur, poet, everyone. Founded by Eileen Gittins in 2005 and funded by Canaan Partners and Anthem Venture Partners, the Blurb platform enables everyone to independently publish, share, market, and distribute their work. Blurb’s portfolio of free software tools include Blurb’s BookWright, BookSmart, and Bookify in addition to a plug-in for Adobe InDesign® plus full integration into Adobe Lightroom®. With over one million book creators and more than 2.8 million unique titles published to date, Blurb is re-imagining what books can and should be in the 21st century — and who gets to create them.

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