Alaska BLURB book video review

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I know you know. …. But I love Blurb. Not only have I ordered 4 books from them in the last 6 months, but I’m also an affiliate I love them so much.

It occurs to me I’ve never done a REAL review of a Blurb book, so I recorded this video for you all!

It’s long-ish (over 8 minutes), but you’ll see the finished, printed copy of my Blurb book chronicling my Alaska vacation from last summer.

The highlights of the video:

  • I love the image wrap option, with the photos printed directly on the hardcover
  • The quality is solid. You are not going to have pages fall out like I’ve heard other book companies have happen (I even shake the book in the video)
  • There ARE errors in this printed book. But they are MY errors. Blurb printed exactly what I sent them – which unfortunately I didn’t look at carefully enough
  • I love the template options for the pages; I love that I can design my own templates for the pages and I love that Blurb’s design software SAVES my templates so I can reuse them (in the video you’ll see examples of my templates and of Blurb’s)

SO, press play! Take a look!




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  • Allie February 8, 2012 at 8:13 am edit

    LOVED this video Amy! I was just debating Blurb vs Shutterfly for a book I’m making for my best friend of my trip to NYC… and you’ve sold me on blurb!

    Also. tiny sidenote– you voice sounds so different than I thought it would! :) I guess that’s the only “problem” with communicating via “text” so much 😉

    Loved your voice, loved your video :)

  • Alexandra February 8, 2012 at 9:18 am edit

    A couple of questions:
    How many pages did it end up being?
    DId you choose the standard paper, or did you upgrade?


  • Amy February 8, 2012 at 9:27 am edit

    It’s 152 pages, and I did upgrade to the fancy paper…. but I also used the Blurb discount linked above

  • Nancy March 8, 2012 at 3:15 pm edit

    Love the book and the Table of Contents idea. I think I’ll try that on my next book. I think it would look cute if you just wrote or stamped the page numbers on that page.

    I always have Terry proofread my books before I submit them to be printed. He might not catch the page header stuff, but it helps to have a 2nd pair of eyes for everything else.

    I just finished a 200 page Blurb book from my recent Israel-Jordan Trip last year. I love how it turned out and so do the other people who went on the trip. Now I need to get to work on Scotland, Ireland and Bosnia. So many photos, so little time…

  • AMy August 12, 2012 at 1:08 pm edit

    Ordering my first book today…excited and nervous to hit “ORDER BOOK” 😉
    Thanks for being a creative inspiration.

  • Melanie April 26, 2013 at 3:49 pm edit

    THIS COMPANY HAS TERRIBLE SERVICE. I ordered an expedited book, paid extra shipping and the book arrived damaged. they will not allow me to call them to discuss the issue or replace is in a timely manner. It is for a masters thesis project and all they say is sorry but I can’t guarantee any help with the issue. Now I have a damaged as in rolled bent all over the cover and back cover and they have the nerve to not even give me a supervisor to speak with. This is a faceless company with “no phones” as they say so they don’t really have to help customers when they make huge mistakes

  • Eric Zvejnieks August 6, 2013 at 2:47 am edit

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful book. I’m currently in the process of putting together a book of text and photographs on Blurb. All the different options offered are daunting, in particular the paper quality options. What paper option did you choose for the Alaskan cruise book shown on the video. I’m impressed by the thickness of the paper, a slight sheen but not too glossy, and more importantly it appears the color reproduction was spot-on (correct?). So what paper option did you choose? – the most expensive being the Proline Pearl? Thanks in advance for your reply, and thanks again for your great video!



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