2009 Archived Releases
Blurb today introduced its new flat-rate shipping option, available immediately to customers worldwide. Flat-rate shipping significantly reduces the shipping costs for customers ordering between 1 to 5 books – using U.S. Ground or International Economy options.
Blurb seeks entries for the first-ever Best Blurb Books contest. Photo books can be entered at www.blurb.com/photo-book-contest in one of three categories — family, pets, or travel — for a shot at one of three $3,000 grand prizes or one of three $1,000 runner-up prizes. Submissions will be accepted through October 22, 2009.
Rafal Milach, a professional photographer from Warsaw, Poland, was awarded the $25,000 Grand Prize, sponsored by Hewlett-Packard, in the second annual Photography.Book.Now competition for his photography book, Black Sea of Concrete. Mr. Milach’s work was chosen as the most creative, most innovative and finest self-published photography book by an esteemed panel of judges in a competition featuring more than 2,400 entries from 50 countries around the world.
Blurb® has partnered with Twestival, a global series of events organized by volunteers, to bring people together for a great cause. Blurb and Twestival will publish the first-ever Twestival Global Event book, featuring the stories of the 150 participating cities and their event organizers. Each event will have a two-page spread in the book to tell their story and showcase their official Twestival charity.
Blurb® today announced the release of PDF to Book, available immediately. The new PDF to Book workflow gives creative professionals complete creative control to design books using the application of their choice, save the file as a PDF, and upload it directly to Blurb.
Blurb®, the creative publishing and marketing platform that enables anyone to design, publish, share and sell bookstore-quality books, today announced the release of Blurb BookSmart® 2.0, and introduced its new 12x12 Large Square book offering, available immediately.
Blurb® today announced its sponsorship of The Obama Time Capsule, created by photojournalist Rick Smolan. The Obama Time Capsule features images from more than 140 professional photographers, graphics from renowned infographic designer Nigel Homes and essays from General Colin Powell, Joe Klein, Auma Obama and Arianna Huffington, among others.
Esteemed photographer Larry Fink today announced his latest book, "Night at the Met," published using creative publishing and marketing platform Blurb®. Fink, who has been awarded two Guggenheim fellowships and two National Endowment of the Arts grants, produced the book in collaboration with Fotovision, a Bay Area nonprofit created to support photographers interested in documenting the world.
In an unprecedented collaboration between a musical group and its fans, iconic rock band The DEAD — featuring original Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann — and longtime Grateful Dead photographer Jay Blakesberg have teamed with creative publishing and marketing platform Blurb® to create professional-quality concert books to commemorate The DEAD’s 2009 U.S. tour.
The Photography.Book.Now International Juried Competition today announced a prestigious panel of jurors for its photography book competition. Hewlett-Packard will award the $25,000 Grand Prize, leading a distinguished group of sponsors.
Inspired by their popular HIDDEN KITCHENS series on NPR's Morning Edition, Hidden Kitchens Texas is a colorful, action-packed road trip exploring Texas through food — told by people who find it, grow it, cook it, eat it, sell it, share it, and celebrate with it.
The Photography.Book.Now International Juried Competition seeks entries for its second annual competition celebrating self-published photography books and the photographers behind them.
With nearly one million books produced, over 750,000 registered users, and a global footprint that extends to 60 countries, Blurb continues to experience high growth amidst challenging economic times.
2008 Archived Releases
New premium offering supports creative professionals and professional photographers
Deeper integration between Blurb and HP delivers superior print quality and consistency; critical to Blurb’s professional market
Winners chosen from over 2,000 photography book submissions in the competition’s first year
Andrew Zolli, innovation thought leader and branding expert, continues Board service
B3 features a custom workflow, finely tuned print accuracy, and flexible support options for professionals and businesses
Jon Wisler, Former European Director of Kodak Gallery (aka Ofoto), Named VP and General Manager of Blurb Europe
Images now printed directly on the front and back of any hardcover Blurb book
Wins in the Best Services Category, selected from among 10,000 entries
Nominated in the Best Services Category, selected from among 10,000 entries
Photobucket users can now slurp their images into Blurb BookSmart® and make real books
Facebook community of 68MM can now collaborate to make Blurb books using Facebook platform
B3 provides custom workflow, finely tuned print accuracy, and flexible support options for professionals and businesses
Photography.Book.Now launches international salon, symposium, and book competition with $25,000 grand prize
The creative book publishing service’s new global Set Your Price program lets all Blurb bookmakers earn money selling their books
Blurb recognized for game-changing strategies in advertising, marketing, and promotion
Blurb leverages online communities, print-on-demand technology, and shifts in consumer behavior to drive changes in the traditional publishing industry
2007 Archived Releases
Blurb, the creative publishing service and innovator in social print media, today introduced Community Books.