Blurb Launches New Customizable Notebooks Line
SAN FRANCISCO—August 12, 2011—Blurb, the global creative publishing platform, announced the launch of a new book type offering, the Notebook, helping customers easily create one-of-a-kind personalized journals.
Now, customers can create gorgeous custom notebooks or journals, containing images and text that inspire them, be they photos of their family, travels or a favorite artist’s work. Each customized notebook has all the high quality elements of a Blurb book: durable binding, beautiful printing and great design coupled with affordable prices.
The Notebook includes a variety of templates including lined, grid and blank pages and uncoated white paper which is excellent for notes and sketches and resists pen smudges. Every sixth page of the design includes an image container where customers can drag and drop their own photos from Flickr, Picassa, Smugmug, Photobucket or their own computer. The end result is a book that reminds you of things, people or places you love every time you open it.
“Notebooks are where good ideas begin. Your notebook or journal should not only inspire you but also make an impression on others. These little books make perfect gifts and excellent marketing giveaways for businesses and creative professionals,” said Eileen Gittins, CEO and Founder of Blurb.
Blurb custom botebooks are available as part of the latest release of its free bookmaking tool, BookSmart, and can also be created using Blurb’s plug-in for InDesign and the PDF to Book workflow.
Blurb is a creative publishing and marketing platform that unleashes the creative genius inside everyone. Blurb’s platform makes it easy to design, publish, market and sell professional-quality books, using the Blurb Bookify online bookmaking tool, Blurb’s free, award-winning Blurb BookSmart app or by using Blurb’s PDF to Book workflow. Blurb’s bookstore and online marketing tools enable customers to market and sell their books, and keep 100% of their profit. Blurb’s social and community features allow customers to create and share Blurb books among friends and colleagues with ease.
Blurb was founded by Eileen Gittins in 2005, and includes a team of design, Internet and media veterans who share a passion for helping people bring their stories to life. In 2010, Blurb shipped just under 1.4 million books to more than 70 countries and territories. In 2010, Blurb was ranked the fastest growing media company on the Inc. 500. Blurb is based in San Francisco with offices in London.