Books, books, and more books. And magazines too.
We’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: We love books. And that’s great news for you, because that love manifests itself in every thoughtfully considered, meticulously designed and quality crafted feature of a Blurb book.
The question really isn’t “what kind of books does Blurb offer?” but rather “what kind of book do you want to make?” Because unless you’re hoping to create a book as small as a postage stamp or as big as your dining room table, we probably have a size and format for you. We break the rules by offering both industry-standard sizes and some not-so-standard ones.
Blurb print book options:
By the numbers
- Seven different book sizes
- Five different end sheet options
- Five different types of Mohawk paper stock
- Four-colour printing
- Three cover types (hardcover with dust jacket, Imagewrap hardcover and softcover)
- Three hardcover linen finishes
- Two “non-book” book types: magazines and brochures
Magazines and Brochures. Okay, if you want to get literal about it, these aren’t books per se. But they’re great formats for displaying all kinds of editorial content. If your “book” project is something you’re thinking about printing in a serial format, these might be perfect for you; the price point is great for selling. Best of all, our magazines are printed on heavy photo-quality paper, not the flimsy stuff.
- Magazines (22 × 28 cm). Perfect binding, three different cover types, pure awesomeness.
- Brochures (22 × 28 cm). Saddle-stitched with three cover options, perfect for low-investment, high-return projects.
And let’s not forget about ebooks. They’re books too.
As much as we love the print books (and we do love the print books), we’re also not Luddites, you know? The digital world is here to stay and we’re here to stay with it. Our enhanced ebooks are an entirely different kind of tactile experience.
Our fixed-format ebooks are a popular choice for book-makers who want to preserve their design and layout when publishing in ebook form. A fixed-format ebook retains all of the design images and artwork in place with the text in appropriate spaces. We think that if you’ve put a lot of effort into your book design, you ought to able to keep the integrity of that design when publishing an ebook.
Blurb ebooks also let you add rich media content like video and audio to your digital pages. You can convert your print book file to an ebook easily. And talk about ease of distribution: All you have to do is email a link to recipients and they can download a copy to their iOS device instantly.
Featured books on this page:
Juan F. Hernandez, My Family Recipes | Justin Inman, j_inman | Mandy Barker, Soup | Matt Wright, Wrightfood | Laura Brunow Miner, The Story of Eat Retreat