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Books, books, and more books. And magazines too.

We’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: We love books. And that’s great news for you because that love manifests itself in every thoughtfully considered, meticulously designed, and quality crafted feature of a Blurb book.

The question really isn’t, “What kind of books does Blurb offer?” but rather, “What kind of book do you want to make?” Because unless you’re hoping to create a book as small as a postage stamp or as big as your dining room table, we probably have a size and format for you. We break the rules by offering both industry-standard sizes and some not-so-standard ones.

Products - Photo paper books

Photo paper books. We’re talking about graphically-rich books that feature photos, drawings, graphics, anything where the primary focus is visual, not on text. Our photo-quality paper and color reproduction standards ensure our books just look better. We offer five different sizes of these lovely objects:

  • Small Square (7 × 7 in / 18 × 18 cm)
  • Standard Portrait (8 × 10 in / 20 × 25 cm)
  • Standard Landscape (10 × 8 in / 25 × 20 cm)
  • Large Landscape (13 × 11 in / 33 × 28 cm)
  • Large Square (12 × 12 in / 30 × 30 cm)

 

Trade books. Created through Blurb BookWright or our plug-in for Adobe® InDesign®, Trade books are great for children’s stories, novels, cookbooks, or other projects with or without illustrations. Trade books can print with full-color pages or black-and-white, and Economy printing starts at just per copy:

  • 5 × 8 in / 13 × 20 cm
  • 6 × 9 in / 15 × 23 cm
  • 8 × 10 in / 21 × 26 cm
Products - Trade books

 

Products - Magazines

Magazines. Okay, if you want to get literal about it, these aren’t books per se. But they’re great for displaying all kinds of editorial content. If your “book” project is something you’re thinking about printing in a serial format, a magazine might be perfect for you; the price point is great for selling. Best of all, our magazines are printed on photo-quality paper.

  • Economy Magazines (8.5 × 11 in / 22 × 28 cm). Printed on 60# (89 gsm) gloss paper with matte cover and perfect binding—ideal for low-investment, high-return projects.
  • Premium Magazines (8.5 × 11 in / 22 × 28 cm). Printed on heavier 80# (118 gsm) matte paper with a semi-gloss cover and perfect binding—beautiful printing for a sophisticated look.

 

Ebooks for Kindle or iPad®.

When you use Blurb BookWright to create your book, you’re also creating an ebook in the background, at the same time. How’s that for efficiency? All you have to do is export it to the ebook format of your choice:

  • Reflowable for Kindle: Export a reflowable ebook and sell it on Amazon.com through Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). Reflowable ebooks are easy to read and work on any Kindle device or app.
  • Fixed-layout for the iPad: These are really special. A fixed-layout ebook preserves the design and layout of your print pages, with the images, artwork, and text just where you want it. You can even add rich media content like video and audio to your digital pages. Check out our enhanced ebook gallery to see what’s possible.
Products - ebooks

 

Even more book goodness from Blurb.

Products - Online Photo Books

Online photo books. For a streamlined book-making experience with no software to download, try Blurb’s online photo books. Take advantage of content you’ve already created in another medium by importing it into our 7 × 7 in (18 × 18 cm) format:

  • Instagram book. Your Instagram photos rock. You know it, so show it.
  • Facebook book. That sounds funny, but this is a great way to capture all of those traditionally ephemeral moments for the ages.
  • Designer Collection. We’ve created incredibly stylish photo book templates for you; you just add your content.

 

Notebooks and planners. Available exclusively through Blurb BookSmart, our notebooks and planners are perfect for sketches, doodles, ideas, journals⎯anything really. You can add photos and graphics, use pre-made calendar layouts, or just create a sandwich of blank pages between two awesome covers. Sizes include:

Products - Notebooks and Planners

 

The anatomy of a Blurb book

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Cover »

Hardcover, Softcover, ImageWrap – and tons of cover layout options.

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Printing »

Bookstore-quality, 4-color printing for stellar image fidelity.

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End sheets »

Standard and ProLine end sheets frame your book beautifully.

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Creative layouts »

Huge range of creative and customizable layouts.

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Binding »

Durable, professional binding built to last.

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Paper »

High-quality FSC-certified papers available in matte, lustre, or gloss finishes.

 

 

 


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