Self-Publish a Book

Everything you need to make, print, and self-publish your book.
    • Choose a Format to Self-Publish Your Book
      Choose a Format
      We have formats for any self-publishing project, including Trade Books that are priced to sell, Photo Books that offer options and luxury, and Magazines for serial content.
    • Self-Publishing Software and Tools
      Select Your Tool
      Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, we offer complete control with our free book-making software and tools for all skill levels. If you use InDesign, have a PDF, or need a free tool, we can help you create and self-publish a book.
    • Selling Your Self-Published Books
      Set up for Sale
      You can promote and sell your self-published book in a range of ways, including in the Blurb Bookstore, on Amazon, and with worldwide online retailers.
  • Print 1 or 1,000 of Your Self-Published Books
    Print 1 or 1,000
    Print one copy at a time, or buy many of your self-published books upfront for a lower price per unit.
  • Sell & Distribute Your Self-Published Books on Demand
    Sell on Demand
    Sell one copy at a time and let Blurb fulfill the orders or place a large order and sell your self-published book in-person.
  • Track Progress of Your Self-Published Books
    Track Progress
    Get your own Dashboard to track monthly sales for each of your self-published books and see them grow!

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Self-Publishing
Case Studies

Self-Published Book - Cookbook Case Study Self-Published Book - Cookbook Case Study

Cookbook

Seasonal Recipes Cookbook
Tool: BookWright, Blog-to-Book
Hardcover 8x10 ImageWrap Trade Book, 120 pages
Printed digitally on-demand
Sold on Amazon (through Ingram)
Base Price: $37.39
Retail Price: $45.00
Profit: $7.61
Self-Published Book - Children's Book Case Study Self-Published Book - Children's Book Case Study

Children's Book

Educational Children’s Book
Tool: BookWright
Softcover 7x7 Photo Book, 34 pages
Volume Printed digitally, 300 copies
Sold in person
Base price, $17.79 (- 25% Volume Discount = $13.34 per book)
Retail Price: $24.99
Profit per copy: $11.65
Self-Published Book - Photo Book Case Study Self-Published Book - Photo Book Case Study

Photo Book

High-end Monograph
Tool: Plugin for Adobe InDesign
Hardcover 12x12 ImageWrap Photo Book, 168 pages
Printed offset, 1000 copies
Sold on photographer’s website
Base price: $19.00 (includes shipping)
Retail Price: $75.00
Profit per copy: $56.00

Blurb's Partners Make
for Easy Self-Publishing

  • Blurb Partner: Reedsy - Self-Publishing Book Tools
  • Blurb Partner: Ingram - Self-Publishing Book Tools
  • Blurb Partner: Adobe - Self-Publishing Book Tools
  • Blurb Partner: Shaw Academy - Self-Publishing Book Tools
  • Blurb Partner: Creative Live - Self-Publishing Book Tools

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and Self-Publish Your Book?


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