Blurb (Blurb.com) is aimed at disrupting the world of print publishing, essentially moving the analog world of paper and print titles into the digital world of real-time, full-color, print-on-demand publishing with a focus on photographs, or, as Gittins described it, “illustrated books for the rest of us.”
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You can find very elegant, minimal designs (or create them yourself!) and produce lovely books to save your memories. The sheer quanitity of photos I shoot—both with my DSLR and now, my iPhone—is staggering. I don't have space, nor would I want to find it, to do something with all of these digital images.
But photo book design has come a long way in this digital era. You can find very elegant, minimal designs (or create them yourself!) and produce lovely books to save your memories.
My (first!) Toronto blurb photography book
These days, authors don’t need a huge publishing house. One of the best ways to get published and get involved in the process is to sign up with a do-it-yourself (DIY) publisher.
l managed to create a 2012 family annual book made up of all of my favourite images of my son and family and including some of his earliest ‘artwork’. We love the final result (and so to do the grandmas) and plan to do this every year.
Its Story Album feature allows users to arrange all stills and videos into one timeline to share with friends and loved ones. Images can be edited and ordered for print directly from the device through a partnership with the publishing platform Blurb.
Online venues like Blurb.com and the Apple iBookstore have changed the publishing industry forever. Now authors and industry experts have legitimate self-publishing tools and venues to use without having to beg old-line print publishers to consider their work.
Take Blurb, for example. Any photographer can make ONE copy of a custom photo book with his or her images starting at $12.99 with Blurb. Most books cost more than this minimum, and I made one for my wife a couple of years ago to check it out (she loved it; see book cover below).
Blurb also makes really awesome Ebooks with video and audio embedded in the Ebook file. Can you imagine, making a book for grandma and including your child's voice or video in the Ebook? It's a whole new world out there!
Haven't looked at a photo album in a while? Blurb brings back what now seems like an antiquated way of sharing photos with a modern, Instagram twist.
Make a book or get a quality print to hang on your wall. There are lots of online printing services that make it easy to turn your vacation pictures into a memorable keepsake book.
We've been completely enamored with Glenford Nunez's ongoing "Coiffure Project" -- portraits of women modeling their glorious crowns of natural hair. With that said, you can imagine our excitement when we heard that the Baltimore-based photographer had turned his stunning work into a book.
Some photos, however, deserve something special; something a little bit more polished than just a bunch of digital pictures. Sometimes, it’s nice to have a book of photos; one you can share digitally, or easily have printed. Meet the Story Album app on the Samsung GALAXY S4.
Blurb books really are quite beautiful and without knowing they’ve been printed-on-demand, you’d easily mistake them for a professional publication.
Building a scalable IT infrastructure is also vital to fostering innovation, says US-based Donna Boyer, chief product officer at self-publishing platorm Blurb. Founded in 2005, it now has 120 employees. It prints books on demand in 70 countries.
A Story Album feature lets users arrange images and videos in a timeline to share with friends, as well as edit images, and through a Samsung deal with Blurb, prints can be ordered directly from the device.
Story Album is an auto desktop publishing app that curates your event photos, turning them into a smart photo album.
The website Blurb.com has become a popular destination for creating personal books that preserve thoughts and memories.
Lightroom 4 introduced the workflow for creating photo books, and with Lightroom 5, photographers can customize photo books even more, with numerous easy-to-use templates that you can edit for a customized look.
I am thoroughly impressed with the quality and speed this company offers. Everything was what I expected and more.
Father’s Day will be here soon, and a customized photo book would be the perfect gift for the fathers, grandfathers, and other special guys in your life!
The abundance of features were seen as appealing to more advanced users without complicating the phone for more entry-level users. The publication said the device's camera was "among the best phone cameras for photo quality."
There is more room than ever for individuals to create their own work and present it to an incredibly wide audience as the creative world shifts towards an artist-led, free-market model. For example, Blurb.com turns any writer into a self-publisher.
Blurb boasts one of the most impressive arrays of photo books that are available in a variety of sizes.
Indeed, the world of photo books has changed dramatically in a matter of just a few decades, from a rarified realm run by powerhouse publishers to a marketplace where literally anyone with a camera and computer can put images to paper.
Created by design blog Dezeen, it mimics the concept of 3D printing, in that each individual copy of the magazine is only printed when a customer requests it, an experimental 'on demand' model being tested by UK publisher Blurb.
Digital images and social media have pretty much made the traditional photo album a thing of the past.
A month or so ago, I asked my wife what she would like for Mother's Day. She said, "Pictures of the pink trees in bloom." I decided to make her a book of tree flower pictures, and began looking for interesting specimens.
"This is a really cool new iPhone app that's come out called Blurb Mobile by Blurb."