Blurb Strengthens Commitment To Global Expansion
Blurb, the creative book publishing service, today announced it has implemented new shipping options and ecommerce features to support the company’s European launch and global expansion. In June, Blurb announced its partnership with a printer in the Netherlands, to better service all customers in the UK and the entire European Union. Continuing Blurb’s commitment to serve global users, the company has added 12 new countries to the list of countries and territories it ships to: Argentina, Brazil, India, Israel, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and the Ukraine. Users from these countries can now create, publish, share, and market professional-quality books. Once ordered, their books will be delivered in 7 to 10 business days.
“Blurb’s international customer base is growing rapidly, so we’re doing all we can to support a great bookmaking experience,” said Eileen Gittins, Blurb’s founder and CEO. “Making a book should be approachable, affordable, and open to everyone. Because of our latest enhancements, more people all over the world can create one book or many, and share those books both online and offline. This is what social print media is all about.”
Blurb’s growing European customer base can now view prices and make purchases in the British pound sterling and the euro. Other currencies will follow at later dates. To better serve the international creative community, Blurb has also introduced bookmaking measurements in metrics. This creates a more seamless experience for Blurb’s global users as they choose from Blurb’s four book sizes and hundreds of book layout options.
To create and publish a Blurb book, users start by downloading Blurb BookSmart® software from the Blurb Web site. Blurb’s BookSmart software is free, runs on a Mac or PC, and offers a wide variety of book layouts created by professional book designers. The software enables anyone to affordably make, share, and market beautiful, bookstore-quality books.
Blurb® is a creative publishing and marketing platform that unleashes the creative genius inside everyone. Blurb’s platform makes it easy to design, publish, market and sell professional-quality books, using the Blurb Bookify™ online bookmaking tool, Blurb’s free, award-winning Blurb BookSmart® app or by using Blurb’s PDF to Book workflow. Blurb’s bookstore and online marketing tools enable customers to market and sell their books, and keep 100% of their profit. Blurb’s social and community features allow customers to create and share Blurb books among friends and colleagues with ease.
Blurb was founded by Eileen Gittins in 2005, and includes a team of design, Internet and media veterans who share a passion for helping people bring their stories to life. In 2010, Blurb shipped over 1.4 million books to 69 countries. In 2010, Blurb was ranked the fastest growing media company on the Inc. 500. Blurb is based in San Francisco with offices in London. For more info, visit www.blurb.com.