2014 Releases

28 octobre 2014

Blurb, the indie book and magazine publishing platform, today announced its partnership with National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), a nonprofit that helps inspire anyone with a story to tell to write a full novel every year during the month of November. Blurb has established the Blurb Coffee & Quill Society in support of NaNoWriMo and its participants throughout this month-long creative writing challenge.

19 août 2014

Blurb, the indie book and magazine publishing platform, today announced three new standard Trade Book sizes, a global retail distribution collaboration with Ingram Content Group, and output to reflowable ebooks for all Amazon Kindle devices and Kindle readers. These milestones represent key pieces of Blurb’s ongoing mission to democratize publishing.

6 août 2014

Blurb, the indie book and magazine publishing platform, today announced that former Dire Straits’ guitarist, Jack Sonni, has published his first book, Gatherings, using the Blurb self-publishing platform.

28 mai 2014

Blurb, the independent publishing platform, historically known for highly illustrated print and ebooks, today announced support for “reflowable” fiction/non-fiction titles for Amazon’s Kindle platform, as well as the ability for Blurb authors to sell these books in Amazon’s Kindle store.

27 mai 2014

Blurb, the indie book and magazine publishing platform, today announced that it has hired key members of the former Graphicly team, including Graphicly’s co-founder Micah Baldwin. Graphicly was an early pioneer in ebook creation for illustrated books, such as comics, graphic novels and children’s books, delivering rich tools and services to market. The team is joining Blurb immediately, and will significantly accelerate the company’s development of ebook and graphic publishing.


BLURB CLARIFICATION: We appreciate the great coverage that TechCrunch provided for this release, but, as has been corrected on other sites across the web, we’d like to take this opportunity on our own site to clarify that Blurb did not acquire the Graphicly company (meaning their products, customers, revenue, technology, assets, etc.) but rather hired some of the former Graphicly employees after their Board closed down the company and let their staff go.

6 mai 2014

Blurb, the indie book publishing platform, today announced that it has been named the Corporate Award recipient by the George Eastman House at its second annual Light & Motion Gala in New York City.

5 mai 2014

Blurb, the indie book publishing platform, today announced that MagCloud, HP's web-based publishing platform, will become part of Blurb under a licensing agreement between the companies. The move allows current MagCloud customers access to Blurb's full line of print and digital products for magazines and books, and shows Blurb's commitment to taking indie publishing beyond the book into the burgeoning world of indie magazines.

22 avril 2014

Blurb, the indie book publishing platform, today announced an easier, smarter book design and distribution service that includes direct Amazon distribution, a new precision design tool called Blurb BookWright™, with ISBN numbers included for free. ISBN numbers are available for free via Blurb BookWright and Adobe InDesign creation tools as well as via Amazon distribution.

31 mars 2014

Blurb, the indie book publishing platform, today announced offset book printing, short term book warehousing and fulfillment, plus a slate of new options for making books truly custom.

26 février 2014

Blurb, the creative self-publishing platform, today announced its founding partnership with and participation at the London Author Fair (LAF) 2014, put on by the leading author consultancy Authoright.

6 janvier 2014

Blurb, self-publishing platform provider, today announced an additional integration with Samsung Electronics to power professional quality book and magazine creation for the free downloadable Story Album app in Samsung’s newly announced Galaxy Tablets - Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO (8.4, 10.1, 12.2).

2013 Releases

20 mars 2013

Blurb, the global creative publishing platform, today introduces the Designer Collection, a new series of free-to-use book templates that instantly transform simple photo books into professionally designed and beautiful productions. Unlike being locked into cookie-cutter wedding, travel, or family book themes, users can choose from a series of six stylish templates, each suitable for multiple occasions.

14 mars 2013

Samsung GALAXY S 4 users can now instantly convert their digital photos into rich print memories that last a lifetime

2012 Releases

6 novembre 2012

Blurb, the global creative publishing platform, today released two additions to its on-demand print products – Magazines and Brochures. These new products, available via an Adobe® InDesign® plug-in, combine print-on-demand flexibility with quality and design capabilities to meet the individual needs of consumers and businesses, regardless of how big or small the job.

17 septembre 2012

Blurb®, the creative publishing platform, today announced that new versions of its award-winning BookSmart, Bookify and InDesign® Plug-In creation tools will enable customers to simply and easily convert their new or existing print files to ebooks, adding video, audio and live links to enrich the storytelling experience.

14 mars 2012
Blurb® the creative publishing and marketing platform, today announced that Blurb authors earned more than $1M in profits on the sale of nearly 100K books in 2011 as part of the Blurb Set Your Price program. Author demand to self-publish books of all kinds continues to rise: Blurb’s customer base grew by 44% in 2011, and the company shipped more than 1.8M books to 69 countries. The success of Blurb authors reinforces the market readiness for the self-publishing model.
mars 05, 2012

Blurb, the creative publishing and marketing platform, today announced that its collaboration with Adobe Systems to enable streamlined bookmaking within Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 4, is now available to all. The integration offers a seamless experience by providing the tools directly within Lightroom 4 “Book module” to create professional-quality photography books, coupled with a direct link to Blurb.com for printing, marketing and distribution. During the public beta period, which kicked off on January 9, Lightroom customers made more than 1000 unique Blurb books using the integrated Lightroom workflow.

janvier 10, 2012
Blurb, the creative publishing and marketing platform, today announced a further collaboration with Adobe Systems, with the integration of bookmaking into the public beta of Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 4 now available. The integration offers a seamless experience by providing the tools directly within Lightroom 4 to create professional-quality photography books, coupled with a direct link to Blurb.com for printing, marketing and distribution.

2011 Releases

18 octobre 2011

Blurb, the creative publishing platform, today announced the introduction of ebooks for Apple’s iPad® and iPhone®. Not only are the Blurb ebooks truly optimized to display images and text beautifully, they are created using Blurb’s easy-to-use bookmaking tools, Bookify™ and BookSmart®. Moreover, any book previously created with these tools can now be output as an ebook, automatically, with a click of a button.

10 août 2011

Blurb, the global creative publishing platform today announced the launch of a new book type offering, the Notebook, helping customers easily create one-of-a-kind personalized journals.

juillet 19, 2011

Blurb, the creative publishing and marketing platform, today announced a new and unique integration that enables Instagram users to quickly and easily turn their photos into professional-quality books. The Blurb integration automatically increases the resolution of Instagram camera phone images to ensure they will print beautifully. The 7x7 inch square format books are ideal for the square Instagram images, with pricing starting at under $11.

juin 21, 2011

Blurb, the creative publishing and marketing platform, today announced the release of their plug-in for Adobe® InDesign®. The plug-in, compatible with CS3, 4 and 5, will allow users to easily generate any of Blurb’s hundreds of page and cover templates right within InDesign and greatly improves the export and PDF-to-Book upload process—providing users with a more streamlined bookmaking experience.

mai 05, 2011

Today, Blurb, the global creative publishing platform, announces the launch of ProLine, a range of unique, premium print offerings that will appeal to professionals and enthusiasts alike.

avril 27, 2011

Blurb, the global creative publishing platform today announced its new mobile publishing application, Blurb Mobile. Designed to enable easy and fast story creation using rich media content, including photos, videos and audio, the stories can be shared via the author’s existing social networking channels (including Facebook and Twitter), by email, or via their own Blurb channel.

2010 Archived Releases

octobre 20, 2010

Blurb, the creative publishing and marketing platform, today announced it will open a pop-up store this month in New York’s SoHo neighborhood. Blurb Pop-Up/NYC will be situated at 60 Mercer Street and will be open between October 21 and October 31, 2010, from 11:00AM – 7:00PM daily.

octobre 19, 2010

Blurb, the creative publishing and marketing platform, today announced the release of Blurb Bookify™, an online bookmaking tool designed to streamline the creation of beautiful, high-quality photo books. Within Bookify, users will find a curated collection of the most popular layouts, fonts, and design elements for book creation. Additionally, users will be able to drag and drop images directly onto a page and the page will design itself. Bookify is the latest addition to Blurb’s complete suite of bookmaking tools.

août 24, 2010

Blurb, the creative publishing and marketing platform, today announced the company was ranked No. 47 on the annual Inc. 500 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Blurb was also ranked by Inc. as the fastest growing company in the media category and was ranked among the top five fastest growing women-led companies.

août 09, 2010
Blurb today announced the paperback release of Boots on the Ground By Dusk: Searching for Answers in the Death of Pat Tillman, a book by Mary Tillman with Narda Zacchino. The book chronicles the life and death of Pat Tillman, and the family’s unrelenting efforts to uncover the truth about his death in Afghanistan. The book is available for the first time in paperback at www.blurb.com/bootsontheground ($16.95). It features an explosive new foreword by Mary Tillman describing the family’s ongoing appeals to President Obama, the Pentagon, and members of Congress, including Senator John McCain, to get to the bottom of what happened and hold accountable the senior military officials responsible for the cover-up of Pat’s death.
juin 29, 2010

Photography Book Now, the international juried competition that recognizes the most creative, most innovative, and finest photography books, is issuing a final call for entries before the submission deadline on July 15, 2010. Now in its third year, Photography Book Now celebrates the very best in self-published photography books and the photographers behind them.

juin 24, 2010

Blurb today announced it will publish in paperback Boots on the Ground by Dusk, the book by Mary Tillman with Narda Zacchino that shares the story of Pat Tillman’s life and the family’s unrelenting efforts to uncover the truth about his death in Afghanistan after he was killed by his fellow soldiers in a friendly fire incident. The book will be available for sale on July 29, 2010. Customers can visit www.blurb.com/bootsontheground to sign up to receive an email alert when the book is available.

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