Self-publishing with Blurb—your ideas, your books

With Blurb's wide range of publishing solutions, authors are able to create, publish, sell, distribute, and promote their beautiful books, ebooks, and magazines. Any format, any genre.

 


 

Create

Create it your way.

Your next story deserves your full attention. Which is why we’ve simplified the process for you. With Blurb, you can:

  • Choose from a suite of free layout and output tools, which offer flexible layouts, elegant templates, and flowing text containers, allowing you to focus on what’s important, creating your next novel, ebook, magazine, or photo book.
  • Take advantage of our recently launched free BookWright tool, which enables you to output both print and ebooks from a single file. (No need to pay for expensive ebook conversion.)
  • Already got a manuscript or file with text you want to use? Import them as RTF files into BookWright to make your next book.
  • Make a book by uploading a PDF file.
Publish

Publish your way.

With a broad range of both digital and printed formats, material choices, as well as different printing options depending on how many copies you want to publish, we have a solution for you.

  • Make any book you like. Choose from 10 different book sizes, two magazine formats, two types of ebooks, and a range of paper and several cover choices.
  • Print-on-demand technology means you can print your book with no upfront costs, avoiding a pile of books cluttering up your garage. We print the exact number of books you need, when you need them.
  • Planning to order more than 20 copies? You’ll get an automatic volume discount when you check out.
  • If you’ll be shifting more than 500 copies, you can do a volume order with print on demand, allowing you to receive your books faster. If time’s not an issue, you can also use our offset printing offering to reduce the cost per unit for your book, allowing you to sell your book at a lower price. (Contact our sales team for more information.
  • If you want a digital version of your print book, you can create both a fixed-layout and reflowable ebook.
Sell

Sell.

Blurb offers a variety of ways to sell your books

  • Blurb Direct Sell provides you with automatic and global fulfillment, allowing you to sell directly to your fans through your blog, website or wherever else you are on the web. You get to keep 100% of after-cost earnings on print books and magazines, as well as 80% of the after-cost earnings on ebooks.
  • Our Blurb to Amazon program allows you to take advantage of Amazon.com’s reach, recognition, and search rankings to find a wide audience.
  • Our Global Retail Network distribution program with Ingram can make your book available in over 30,000 global online and offline bookstores.
Share

Get connected.

  • Sign up to our blog, Blurb Stories, which is devoted to helping you navigate the world of indie publishing through providing you with the expert advice of some of the key voices in the self-publishing community.
  • Build an audience on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, and your personal blog.

 

 

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