Tuesday, October 4

Self-publish a coffee table book: Blurb.com

Want to publish a book that contains numerous photos? Then Blurb.com might be for you. The site is simple to use and, depending on what sort of book you want to create, will set you back around 20 dollars. You can then sell your book through Blurb.com's bookstore. You set the price and pocket the difference between the cost of manufacture and the sale price. There is also a monthly processing fee.

One downside to using Blurb.com is that you can only sell your book from their bookstore, so it won't show up on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.

All in all, worth a look.

The information in this article was taken from:
Self-publishing options: From Kindle Direct Publishing to Blurb.com


  1. Funny you should post this, Karen, because I am working on a book project that I envisioned as a coffee table book. The pricing has made me change my mind and altered my original plan.

    I have recently decided that for me, going the e-pub route and being on Amazon is the better option than doing a strictly photo based book. I think in the future, there will be more color e-readers that will be better able to handle a photo style book and in the meantime, I altered my project to include more short stories and fewer, b&w photos. (Book project is about a camp my wife's family owns and the generations who live and lived there- lots of family history, fewer photos than previously imagined)

    Anyway... perhaps I need to once again, second-guess myself...

  2. Sounds like a wonderful project! I love places with history, places we're connected to. I hope you'll keep me updated on your progress. Anything I can do to help you with publicity, let me know!

    Blurb.com does sound like it might be useful to you, one thing I didn't look into was the exact amount of the monthly maintenance fee. Also -- as you know -- if you went with Blurb.com, you wouldn't be able to see on Amazon.com, etc. :(

  3. Thanks for the support, Karen. My small network is at your service, as well. Anytime. :)

  4. Interesting project indeed. Digital media has really brought convenience in self publishing. A tool that comes handy to all aspiring authors.

  5. Indeed! One writer was saying that her young niece used Blurb.com to publish a picture book. That would have been a fun thing to do as a child.
    Thanks for the comment, Jose!


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