Garages are for cars, not books
Large book orders don't have to mean a garage full of books and endless shipping headaches. You can lower your printing costs, manage inventory, and even speed up shipping times by printing in bulk and letting Blurb handle the warehousing and fulfilment. No garage required.
We call this service our Agile Fulfilment Programme (AFP), and it's ideal for crowd-funded book projects, authors with speaking engagements, or anyone who wants to print large quantities of books (100 or more) in advance. Printing in bulk lowers your costs – savings you can pass on to your readers through a lower list price. Key elements of AFP include:
- For orders of 100 or more copies, Blurb will print your books and then store them for a nominal fee per copy
- Once your bulk order has been shipped to the warehouse, customer orders can be fulfilled and shipped within 1-3 days
- Books in the AFP are eligible for sale directly through Blurb or through the Blurb to Amazon programme
- Books in AFP are not eligible for Ingram distribution
- Books in inventory are insured. If any books are damaged or destroyed while in storage, we will replace them without charge
Want to learn more? Email our Sales team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For 100+ books, contact our Large Order Services team for full project support.
- Volume pricingStart saving on per unit book costs with print on demand orders as small as 10 copies. For orders of 50 copies or more, you can get significant savings with volume pricing.
- Selling and distributionSell directly with Blurb, on Amazon, or distribute globally via Ingram. Depending on your audience and your selling goals, we have an option that's right for you.
- Create your bookAn online app that lets you make a book in an hour, free downloadable software for designing your own book (without a designer), and a book-making plug-in for Adobe InDesign – creation and layout tools for everyone.