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Blurb introduces Bookify online book design tool

Oct 19, 2010 at 14:45 GMT

Print-on-demand book publisher Blurb has introduced the Bookify online book design tool. To create books using Bookify, users need to add images either from Flickr online photo sharing website or from their computer into available templates, and customize the layout to suit their needs. Users can also download the company’s free design software application called BookSmart or submit PDFs directly from their favored software.

Press Release:

Introducing Blurb Bookify™, An Online Bookmaking Tool for Streamlined Photo Book Projects

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 19 -- Blurb®, the creative publishing and marketing platform, today announced the release of Blurb Bookify™, an online bookmaking tool designed to streamline the creation of beautiful, high-quality photo books. Within Bookify, users will find a curated collection of the most popular layouts, fonts, and design elements for book creation. Additionally, users will be able to drag and drop images directly onto a page and the page will design itself. Bookify is the latest addition to Blurb's complete suite of bookmaking tools.

"If your goal is to make a knock-em dead photo book, tonight, Bookify is for you," said Eileen Gittins, Blurb's founder and CEO. "We have streamlined the whole bookmaking experience by curating our most popular layouts, coupled with the convenience of using your photos stored on Flickr or on your computer.  And the great news is that all books made with Bookify offer the same professional quality that Blurb is known for. So whether you are a creative professional, or just want to look like one, prepare to amaze your friends with your Bookify Blurb book."

Bookify offers users a streamlined experience by presenting a selection of Blurb's most popular layouts, themes, and fonts in an online bookmaking tool that requires no download. The key features of Bookify include:

Online Ease and Portability

A Range of the Most Popular Book Styles and Layouts

Creative Options AutoCreate Your Book Professional Quality

Blurb created Bookify to meet the needs of the rapidly expanding photo book market. With the launch of Bookify, Blurb now offers a complete suite of bookmaking tools that support projects from simple to more involved. All Blurb books feature the same high-quality printing and binding.

BookSmart® is Blurb's award-winning software that's perfect for richer projects. The free, downloadable bookmaking app delivers the ideal mix of pre-designed layouts and text support with the ability to fully customize your book.

Blurb's PDF to Book tool gives professional users full creative control over the bookmaking process by enabling them to use Adobe® InDesign® or their preferred design software. Blurb offers blank Adobe® InDesign® templates tailored for use with all of the company's book sizes, papers, and cover types.

All Blurb customers have access to Blurb's free suite of tools to share and sell their books, including Blurb BookShow®, which enables bookmakers to let friends and fans flip through their book on their blog, website, or Facebook page.

To begin a Blurb Bookify project, please visit http://www.blurb.com/bookify.