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SFGate |
September 22, 2013
Cataloging collectibles easy with software

After I recommended a blog as a free and easy alternative to publishing a book of wartime e-mails, a reader wrote: "I understand why a blog has advantages over hard-copy publishing, as you point out in today's column. But, darn it, I want to publish my memoir as a book that people (kids and a very few friends) can hold, put on their coffee table, and even toss in the trash."

Press of Atlantic City |
September 18, 2013
Milville student meet author who put their stories in a book

White published the books through the website and copies are available there. The stories are also on White’s website, A photo of the three students is on the back cover of the book. The cover photo features White’s daughter, Kelly, on whom Foxy’s Tale is based. Kelly is now an adult expecting a child of her own.“One day Kelly’s child might be reading your stories,” Sandy White, Kelly’s mom, told the three authors.

Sun Star |
September 13, 2013
Lightroom's Book Module

One thing I really like about Lightroom is the power to organize your photos in the same application where you edit your photos. With the new Book module, this expands the user’s experience and convenience. You can actually do your entire workflow in one application. If you’re into Web, there’s another module for Web and for Slideshow as well.

Grand Traverse Insider |
September 02, 2013
Beach Devotions'

Laura Vae Gatz remembers having been given a camera when she was a child, and since then a camera of one sort or another has been her constant companion.

The Murfreesboro Post |
September 01, 2013
Caution: Creative artsit at work

For one who never deliberately set out to be an artist, Sally Ham Govan is producing a handsome body of work across a swath of media.

South Coast Today |
August 30, 2013
Work of fine artist with local ties to b displayed at Parson House Gallery

The artist's mother passed away when she was 12 years old, which is why the flower is symbolic to her. She said that each piece in her show has something to do with healing. Her book on the exhibit can be purchased at

Publisher's Weekly |
August 23, 2013
Blurb: Making Books in Real Time

Blurb ( 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.”

Huffington Post Canada |
August 13, 2013
Back To School: Tips For Living Away From Home For The First Time

If you have a creative child who craves independence, help them rise above the crowd with a personalized notebook from

CZ Design |
August 12, 2013
Phot Book Review: Blurb & Artifact Uprising

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.

Vloggerheads |
August 08, 2013
My Toronto blurb photography book!

My (first!) Toronto blurb photography book

Information Today, Inc. |
August 05, 2013
Five Ways to Get Your Book Published

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.

Clickin Moms |
July 31, 2013
Katrina Stewart's Favorite Things

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.

Hispanic Business |
July 29, 2013
Sansumg Galaxy S4 Zoom Launched

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.

SB Wire |
July 29, 2013
Can Video Enhanced E-books Deliver?

Online venues like 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.

PetaPixel |
July 25, 2013
Digital Photo Printing: 10 Years After

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).

Laurie Callison's Visual Vocabulary |
July 19, 2013
Blurb Books Are So Fun!

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!

Readwrite |
July 15, 2013
13 Ways to Print Your Instagram Photos

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.

USA Weekend |
July 11, 2013
Photo Tips and Gear for your Summer Vacation

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.

Huffington Post |
July 02, 2013
Natural Hair Book 'The Coiffure Project' By Photographer Glenford Nunez Hits The Web

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.

Gizmodo UK |
July 01, 2013
How to Make the Ultimate Story Album Photobook with the Galaxy S4

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.

artsHub |
June 26, 2013
The New Vanity Publishing

Blurb books really are quite beautiful and without knowing they’ve been printed-on-demand, you’d easily mistake them for a professional publication.

The Age |
June 14, 2013
Grow-as-you-go is new tech priority

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.

eWeek |
June 12, 2013
Samsung's Latest Is Galaxy S4 Zoom, 'Only Device You'll Ever Need'

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.

Naples News Daily |
June 10, 2013
Preserving the Past: Creative projects for passing down memories

The website has become a popular destination for creating personal books that preserve thoughts and memories.

Gizmodo |
June 10, 2013
Ultimate Guide to the Samsung GALAXY S4 Camera

Story Album is an auto desktop publishing app that curates your event photos, turning them into a smart photo album.

Macworld |
June 09, 2013
Hands on with Adobe's brand new Lightroom 5

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.

A Frame of Inspiration |
May 22, 2013
Review: My 1st Blurb Book!

I am thoroughly impressed with the quality and speed this company offers. Everything was what I expected and more.

Susan Heim on Parenting |
May 21, 2013
Father's Day Gift Idea: A Customized Photo Book from Blurb

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!

May 21, 2013
Samsung Galaxy S4 is top phone

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."

Added Value |
May 20, 2013
Megatrends Impacting South African Consumer Behavior in 2013

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, turns any writer into a self-publisher.