I’m a huge fan of Blurb.com! I have published more than a dozen books with them and I will continue to use them in the future. Blurb has 7 different sizes of books. My favorite is the 7×7. It makes such a nice compact book for those not huge projects. I also prefer the ImageWrap for the binding. It gives you a very durable cover plus the ability to have any kind of image or design on the cover you would like. If you haven’t used them before I highly recommend them. I’m grateful to a neighbor who told me about them a few years ago.
Last week I happened across “Remember Me” by Lesley Graham on Blurb. She uses a very collage style to illustrate the book that is very effective in telling this story. The book is about her grandfather who is losing his memory and his journey. I’m inspired by her work and will keep it in mind for future projects. Blurb has a cool preview feature that lets you see the entire book or just a few pages depending on how you set it up.
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I’ve actually been sort of on the fence about Blurb. I’m more of a novelist, and in my search I’ve sort of found them to be rather on the expensive end sale wise. I used Lulu and CreateSpace for my first novel and I’ve been happy with them over all but I’m still curious as to what their competitors are doing.
I’ve looked at Lulu and from what I’ve heard they a great for novel type books. They also have many more sizes and binding option. I’ve don’t know anything about CreateSpace. I’ll have to go and check them out. Thanks for sharing your experience.