The creative publishing platform, Blurb has revolutionized the way we self-publish making it easy to design, publish, market and sell professional-quality print and ebooks. Just last year, over 2 million books were created and published with Blurb, earning authors more than $1 million in profits on print and ebook sales—Blurb’s bookstore and online marketing tools enable customers to market and sell their books, and keep 100% of their profit.
Now Blurb is now offering a new service targeting businesses, named Publish, utilizing a free Adobe InDesign™ plug-in that allows organizations to use of their preferred design software to become an end-to-end print workflow solution for high-quality publications. The plug-in includes templates for four cover formats, five paper types, and eight trim sizes - including Blurb’s all-new 8.5x11 size, which is exclusive to Publish. Publish also enables designers to complete their projects up to 75% faster using Blurb’s custom proofing tools, automated pre-flight checks, and the ability to order via credit card from within the interface.
Publish provides a solution for smaller volume projects that require rich production values such as client pitches and presentations, highly customized brochures, commemorative publications, look books, corporate capabilities pieces, portfolios, product or exhibition catalogs and other limited edition corporate collateral
The company is partnering with Consolidated Graphics, one of North America's leading general commercial printing companies to deliver high-quality print runs of one unit and up, for projects requiring immediate delivery.
“It used to be that businesses required a big budget, lots of lead time and a need for thousands of units before they could produce a high end print piece,” said Eileen Gittins, founder and CEO of Blurb. “Now, with Publish, creative professionals can design and print rich publications, with amazing production values in runs as small as one unit – and get them turned around in about a week.” Gittins continued, “Although we have been working closely with businesses for years, taking this capability to scale with Consolidated Graphics is a big deal; we believe this new flexibility will result in an explosion of new and remarkably creative print publications.”
Go to Blurb for more details.