Blurb and MothersClick Partner to Help Moms Create Bookstore-Quality Books
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blurb® was founded on the premise that everyone – not just the talented few – should be able to publish, share, and distribute beautifully realized digital and print books with first class production values. Whether creating books for friends and family, for business colleagues and prospects, or for global audiences who may wish to buy your book, Blurb’s platform is built for you. By creating a business model that enables the company to profit on a unit of one, Blurb has opened up the world of publishing to everyone who has access to a computer and a story to tell.
Blurb’s independent publishing platform offers the ability to design, publish, share, market, distribute, and sell both digital and print books. Further, Blurb puts book creators in full control by providing a comprehensive publishing toolkit: a suite of free book design tools including Blurb BookWright™, an Adobe InDesign® plugin and Adobe Lightroom® integration, a variety of print and distribution options, book format and paper choices, and online selling and social sharing tools.
Launched in 2006 by CEO Eileen Gittins, Blurb now enjoys global scale via more than one million book authors, resulting in nearly three million unique book titles so far.