Blurb

  • Eileen Gittins CEO of Blurb

    Blurb, The Custom Book Printing Startup, Is Tossing Its Hat Into The E-Book Ring

    Blurb has had a good amount of success as a disruptive player in the "traditional" publishing space. The San Francisco-based company, which lets anyone write and publish a physical book at relatively affordable prices, has built a profitable business with more than 100 staff and more than a million paying customers since it launched to the public six years ago. But according to founder and CEO Read More

  • Instant Instagram Photo Books, Courtesy Of Blurb

    Instant Instagram Photo Books, Courtesy Of Blurb

    Blurb, a startup that lets you create customized books, is launching a new integration today that allows you to create professional-looking photo books of all of your Instagram photos. Blurb says the integration creates professional quality images and printing as the company automatically increases the resolution of Instagram camera phone images to ensure they will print properly. You can… Read More

  • Build A Book On Facebook With Blurb

    Build A Book On Facebook With Blurb

    Blurb, the on-demand print service with a specialization in photographic layouts, is expanding its “crowd sourcing” strategy onto, where else, but Facebook with a new app that brings people together to create professional quality books. This past October Blurb deployed a new feature for its desktop publishing software called Community Books that could be used to create books with… Read More

  • Amazon Muscles Print-On-Demand Services

    Amazon Muscles Print-On-Demand Services

    Amazon has announced that it will only sell print-on-demand books printed by its own print-on-demand service BookSurge. The print-on-demand book business has thrived in the last few years as players such as Lulu, Blurb and others have catered to publishers looking to reduce overhead on inventory. It will be very difficult for anyone to compete with Amazon in the print-on-demand space. The decision… Read More

  • TasteBook Launches With Lots Of Help From Condé Nast

    TasteBook Launches With Lots Of Help From Condé Nast

    New startup TasteBook launches on Wednesday morning, with a lot of help from Condé Nast: an investment from their Internet unit (CondéNet) as well as a partnership with Epicurious, a Condé Nast property. TasteBook is a service that lets users take their favorite recipes from partner sites (starting with Epicurious) and create printed cookbooks that are delivered to them and/or friends. Users… Read More

  • Blurb launches crowd-sourced books

    Blurb launches crowd-sourced books

    Blurb, a self-publishing startup which specialises in illustrated books, is launching a new service to enable people to collaboratively create books. The new service is called Community Books and will initially launch in beta with photo sharing, which is Blurb’s most requested community-bookmaking feature. We last covered Blurb after their launch in May last year. Using Blurb’s free… Read More

  • Blurb is Open for Business

    Blurb, which I first saw at DEMO in February, is a service that allows you to create (real, offline) books from blogs and other content, and buy them for yourself or sell them to others. Prices start at $30 for a 40-page hardcover coffee-table book with a custom dust jacket, and go up from there. Look for a press release announcing the service tomorrow (Wednesday). You need to download their… Read More

  • A Taste of DEMO 2006

    DEMO 2006: 70 companies gather at a hotel in Phoenix, Arizona to compete head on for our attention. $15,000 buys you 5 minutes in front of 700 people, and a chance to make history (which is not recorded real time because the wifi is crushed under the load and no one can get online). At least there is reliable internet access in the press room, along with dozens of free USB drives laying around… Read More