Self-Publish a Book: Share Your Vision

Everything you need to make, print, and self-publish your book.
    • Choose a Format to Self-Publish Your Book
      Choose a Format
      We have formats for any self-publishing project, including trade books that are priced to sell, photo books that offer options and luxury, and magazines for serial content.
    • Self-Publishing Software and Tools
      Select Your Tool
      Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, we offer complete control with our free bookmaking software and tools for all skill levels. If you use InDesign, and want to convert a PDF to a book, or need a free tool, we can help.
    • Selling Your Self-Published Books
      Set up for Sale
      Once you’ve self-published your book, you can promote and sell it in a range of ways, including in the Blurb Bookstore, on Amazon, and with worldwide online retailers.
  • Print 1 or 1,000 of Your Self-Published Books
    Print 1 or 1,000
    Print one copy at a time, or buy multiple copies up front for a lower price per unit.
  • Sell & Distribute Your Self-Published Books on Demand
    Sell on Demand
    Sell one copy of your self-published book at a time and let Blurb fulfil the orders, or place a large order and sell your self-published book in person.
  • Track Progress of Your Self-Published Books
    Track Progress
    Get your own dashboard to track your monthly sales for each of your Blurb projects and see them grow!

Want to learn more about self-publishing books?
Blurb’s Creative Evangelist
Dan Milnor can help.

Self-Publishing Books
Case Studies

Self-Published Cookbook Case Study Self-Published Cookbook Case Study


Seasonal Recipes Cookbook
Tool: BookWright, Blog-to-Book
Hardcover 20x25 ImageWrap Trade Book, 120 pages
Printed digitally on-demand
Sold on Amazon (through Ingram)
Base Price: £25.59
Retail Price: £34.99
Profit: £9.40
Self-Published Children's Book Case Study Self-Published Children's Book Case Study

Children's Book

Educational Children’s Book
Tool: BookWright
Softcover 18x18 Photo Book, 34 pages
Volume Printed digitally, 300 copies
Sold in person
Base price, £12.09 (- 25% Volume Discount = £9.06 per book)
Retail Price: £19.99
Profit per copy: £10.93
Self-Published Photo Book Case Study Self-Published Photo Book Case Study

Photo Book

High-end Monograph
Tool: Plugin for Adobe InDesign
Hardcover 30x30 ImageWrap Photo Book, 168 pages
Printed offset, 1000 copies
Sold on photographer’s website
Base price: £15.00 (includes shipping)
Retail Price: £59.00
Profit per copy: £44.00

Blurb's Partners Make
for Easy Self-Publishing Books

  • Blurb Partner: Reedsy - Self-Publishing Book Tools
  • Blurb Partner: Ingram - Self-Publishing Book Tools
  • Blurb Partner: Adobe - Self-Publishing Book Tools
  • Blurb Partner: Shaw Academy - Self-Publishing Book Tools
  • Blurb Partner: Creative Live - Self-Publishing Book Tools

Ready to make and
self-publish your book?

Already have
your self-published book?