Create Your Own Book

Posted on January 20, 2007  Comments (3)

I received a custom made photo book from my brother. It is amazing. It is a hardcover book, full of photos. The quality is amazing. The book is printed by blurb. Looking on their web site the pricing is surprisingly cheap: 150 page full color hardcover book – $39.95 (for 1 copy! – 10% discount at 25 copies…), as little as $18.95 for a full color softcover book up to 40 pages. The site says books are normally printed in under a week.

I have not tried it but it appears printing your own great looking book is about as easy as creating a blog. I knew it was getting easier to print books, but still I find this very cool. Blurb can import photos from Flickr and Picasa.

This technology enabled self publishing also brings us: The Best Writing on Science Blogs 2006, using lulu: “Lulu is fast, easy and free, No set-up fees. No minimum order. Keep control of the rights. Set your own price. Each product is printed as it is ordered. No excess inventory.”

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3 Responses to “Create Your Own Book”

  1. Jeffrey Harmon
    January 23rd, 2007 @ 4:58 pm

    John,

    Great post! I work with a start up company. After seeing your post on Blurb and Lulu I thought you might be interested to know about iMemoryBook. It is an online memory book system that we just barely released. I suppose what makes iMemoryBook different is that you don’t have to download anything because it is all online. This also means that you can collaborate online with your family to quickly create a memory book.

    Take a look http://imemorybook.com/memory-book

    Jeff Harmon
    Team iMemoryBook

  2. annakat
    August 25th, 2008 @ 11:12 am

    My daughter graduated from Law School 2 years ago and made a book for herself and 3 of her best friends that she met in law school and graduated with. It turned out so good and goes from the day they started law school through the day they graduated. They are all still best friends and still live in the same town practicing at different firms. The create your own book is such a wonderful idea.

  3. Anonymous
    July 14th, 2010 @ 11:27 pm

    John,

    Great post! I work with a start up company. After seeing your post on Blurb and Lulu I thought you might be interested to know about iMemoryBook. It is an online memory book system that we just barely released. I suppose what makes iMemoryBook different is that you don’t have to download anything because it is all online. This also means that you can collaborate online with your family to quickly create a memory book.

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