Blurb Launches New Customizable Notebooks

Blurb’s Notebooks help you turn your everyday notebook, journal or sketchbook into something beautiful, personal and totally unique

San Francisco, Calif.
August 10, 2011

Blurb, the global creative publishing platform today announced the launch of a new book type offering, the Notebook, helping customers easily create one-of-a-kind personalized journals.

Now, customers can create gorgeous custom notebooks or journals, containing images and text that inspire them, be they photos of their family, travels or a favorite artist’s work. Each customized notebook has all the high quality elements of a Blurb book: durable binding, beautiful printing and great design coupled with affordable prices.

The Notebook includes a variety of templates including lined, grid and blank pages and uncoated white paper which is excellent for notes and sketches and resists pen smudges. Every sixth page of the design includes an image container where customers can drag and drop their own photos from Flickr, Picassa, Smugmug, Photobucket or their own computer. The end result is a book that reminds you of things, people or places you love every time you open it.

“Notebooks are where good ideas begin. Your notebook or journal should not only inspire you but also make an impression on others. These little books make perfect gifts and excellent marketing giveaways for businesses and creative professionals.,” said Eileen Gittins, CEO and Founder of Blurb.

Blurb custom Notebooks are available as part of the latest release of their free bookmaking tool, BookSmart, and can also be created using Blurb’s plug-in for InDesign and the PDF to Book workflow. More information about Blurb Notebooks can be found at:

About Blurb®

Blurb® is a company and a community that believes passionately in the power of designed books and magazines—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™, Blurb 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.