Creation, layout and import tools for everyone
Blurb exists because you create. Because you need a way to transform your ideas into professional-quality publications. We put self-publishing tools in your hands so you can create photo books, trade books and magazines in print and digital formats – for people you know, and people you don't know.
If you want to make a book for print and/or digital output, use our free book layout software, BookWright or download our plug-in for Adobe® InDesign®. If you're just looking to make a print book, you can also use our free tools BookSmart and Bookify. Explore the options below, choose the tool that's right for you, and start creating. The world (or maybe just your Mum) is waiting.
Blurb's BookWright has been designed from the ground up to output in both digital (fixed-layout and reflowable) and print – all from the same file. BookWright's professionally designed templates, flexible layouts and flowing text containers make it easy to take full control of your book without hiring a developer or designer.Download Bookwright
ADOBE INDESIGN PLUG-IN
If you want complete creative control over your book and are comfortable using Adobe® InDesign® – the tool of choice for creative professionals – then our plug-in is for you. After installation, you have access to frames for trim sizes and cut lines and can output to both digital and print. Free professionally designed book and magazine templates are also available for download.
Download the plug-in
Bookify is our online photo book creation tool, optimised for fast and simple projects. Drag and drop images into pre-designed layouts and add short captions. Bookify can import photos from social services like Instagram and Facebook and is designed for visually rich, print-only books.
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Import tools for text-centric books
If you've already written your book using a word processing program such as Microsoft Word, Google Docs, Apple Pages or Open Office, there are two options for easily importing your text content into a book creation and layout tool: BookWright and our plug-in for Adobe InDesign.
BookWright lets you easily import large amounts of text into your book file and flow it across multiple pages. Just save your text as a Rich Text Format (RTF) file from within your favourite word processing application. Then, import into BookWright, choose your preferred page layout, and drag and drop the text files onto BookWright's text containers.Download Bookwright
Blurb's Adobe InDesign Plug-in
If you use Adobe InDesign (or if you're working with a designer who does), you're probably aware that it's the desktop publishing software of choice for creative professionals. Download and install our plug-in, and then simply import text with InDesign's standard workflow. With features such as automatic template creation, our plug-in makes it easy to create a Blurb book and output it in print and digital formats.Download the plug-in
PDF TO BOOK
Have PDF, will print
While Blurb's book design software tools are the easiest way to create and print a book with us, you can always use your own publishing tool of choice and print from a PDF file. Just use our specifications calculator to create your PDF in any of our book sizes. Once your page and cover PDFs are ready, simply upload and order your book.
BLURB-POWERED PARTNER TOOLS
Blurb for Adobe Lightroom®
Adobe Lightroom users have a Blurb-powered book creation tool built directly into the program. Our Book module lets Lightroom users make a gorgeous photography book as just another step in the photo management and editing workflow.