Blurb Self-Publishing Platform Powers Story Album App on New Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO
Consumer Electronics Show (CES); Blurb, self-publishing platform provider, today announced an additional integration with Samsung Electronics to power professional quality book and magazine creation for the free downloadable Story Album app in Samsung’s newly announced Galaxy Tablets - Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO (8.4, 10.1, 12.2). Last year, Blurb and Samsung announced its partnership to provide Blurb’s self-publishing platform through Samsung’s Story Album app, initially offered on the Galaxy S 4.
“This cooperation between Blurb and Samsung highlights both companies’ commitment to creativity and self-expression,” said Heesun Kim, Vice President of Launching Marketing Group, IT & Mobile division at Samsung Electronics. “With large, crystal-clear display with 4 Megapixel, Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO will serve as the best possible mobile platform to bring Blurb user’s digital stories to life.”
Blurb’s platform provides Samsung with the global scale it needs via six print locations on three continents, support for the world’s major currencies and languages, and deep shipping and logistics expertise.
“We’re pleased to extend our successful partnership with Samsung, providing the powerful platform we’ve built and giving customers a way to use their photos to easily create and publish their personal stories into a book or magazine, directly from their new Samsung tablet,” said Eileen Gittins, Blurb CEO and Founder.
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.