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Use Blurb To Sell Beautiful Print Books And E-Books Alike (Self-publish And Earn From Your Work)

Updated on February 5, 2013

What is Blurb?

Blurb is a self-publishing platform for authors. It provides a few very useful services.


First of all, it let's you publish beautiful bookstore-quality print books that you can sell with a profit. The books are highly customizable and the results seem to be impressive every single time. If you are an author this might be a great way to start selling high-quality physical soft-cover and hard-cover books to your readers without having to deal with any initial investments into it. Even if you are not an author you could still enjoy Blurb's services by creating beautiful photo books for you, your family and your loved ones. You could even make a Facebook or an Instagram photo book and sell it for a profit.


But as we all know, not everybody is willing to pay for print books anymore. The other service provided by Blurb is selling your books digitally as e-books. When you do so, since there are no costs for printing the books, you could set your e-books price and keep 80% of the proceeds. On top of it all, Blurb could help you get your creation into Apple's digital store and allow you to profit for e-books sold to iPad and iPhone users.

Why Blurb?

A wide variety of fully customizable print books is available.
A wide variety of fully customizable print books is available.

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Blurb is a unique service that allows you to be a self-published and earning author without the hassle of needing to invest or take care of logistics. You simply need to write and design a book that you are going to be proud of and you can instantaneously start selling it both as a hard copy and as a beautiful and functional e-book.

There is a wide variety of available books formats, paper quality and cover types raging from the simplest one to large format photo books with luxurious glossy pages perfect for capturing the beauty of your photographs. This is also ideal for bloggers or hubbers who would like to get an additional revenue stream by providing their readers with the option to purchase their work in print.

After you've chosen your format, you can also set up your markup (or in other words profit per sale). It really depends on you how much you would like you book to cost and how much would you like to be earning. Blurb has an amount of money they charge for a particular type of print and a number of pages and whatever is above that is going to be payed out to you. With e-books things are even batter as you set the sale price yourself and earn 80% of the income.

A Facebook photo book is also an option.
A Facebook photo book is also an option.

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Blurb is not only for writers

But Blurb is not just for writers as it allows you to create a personally customized print book to share or give to your family or loved ones. The service offers to make a you a photo book for your Valentine, a Facebook or Instagram photo book, a Wedding scrapbook, or pretty much any personal memorabilia that you might like to leave in your family for the generations to come. On top of it all there are options for portfolio books, cookbooks, magazines and even personalized notebooks and planners.

So don't hesitate and check Blurb's website and offerings.

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    • ReneeDC1979 profile image

      Renee' D. Campbell 

      4 years ago from Gaithersburg, Maryland

      I'm using blurb now - finishing up my poetry book "My Heart Speaks" -woohoo - almost a published author- i can't wait until I get that first copy.

    • Distant Mind profile imageAUTHOR

      Distant Mind 

      4 years ago

      I agree. This can be a wonderful personalized gift for our close friends and families. I'm sure the kids would love your gift.

    • notavgcraftymom profile image

      Amanda 

      4 years ago from Texas

      This could be a great gift idea, thanks for this! How great would it be to do a recipe book for a graduation gift for my kids?

    • Distant Mind profile imageAUTHOR

      Distant Mind 

      5 years ago

      Thank you for taking the time to view, read and comment. I hope you find it useful.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      5 years ago

      Thank you for sharing this information. When it comes time, I am going to check out the Blurb site. Very useful post.

    • Distant Mind profile imageAUTHOR

      Distant Mind 

      5 years ago

      I hope this hub was helpful then.

    • johndnathan profile image

      John D Nathan 

      5 years ago from Dallas, Texas. USA

      I may have to check this out. Thank you.

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