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® 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.