Last year, a friend of mine personally recommended that I use Blurb for my personal photo books. Since then I have created three books online with Blurb – two photo books and a weekly planner. I was very pleased with all three books – the process is fast and simple (especially if you already have your pictures organized), shipping is prompt, and the book itself is professional quality.
A few weeks ago, I was offered an early bird trial of Blurb’s new Designer Photo Book Templates and I of course said, Yes! Now that I have my finished product in front of me, I’d like to share how fun and easy it was to create this beautiful looking photo album! If you have recently taken a fun family trip or want to remember a great birthday party, head over to Blurb and create one of their new Designer Books using the code DESIGNMYBOOK and receive 20% off your order!
Offer Code: DESIGNMYBOOK | What it’s good for: 20% Off Designer Book Templates only* | Expires: 3/31/13
Blurb’s online book-making tool Bookify is simple to use with built-in templates for clean-looking layouts. I chose the new Catalina Designer Photo Book Template (sample cover and pages shown above; one of 6 new designs) and made a 22-page hard-cover book. Using uploaded images from my computer, it took me about and hour and a half to complete the entire process, including check out (not counting the time to upload the pictures at the end). This time, I had my pictures Photoshopped and organized in one file folder before I started!
You can also make a book by importing them from your Facebook and Instagram accounts, as well as Flickr and a few other sites. Several sizes and four simple styles are available with Bookify. Blurb has two other services for increased customization: BookSmart® and Blurb for professionals.
I was very happy with the finished product; as I mentioned above, the quality is very professional. The 7″ x 7″ inch size of the book made a perfect birthday present!
* Fine print: Get 20% USD, AUD, CAD or EUR off your Blurb Designer Bookify product total up to $150. Offer expires March 31, 2013 11.59pm local time. May only be used once per customer and on books created by you. May not be combined with any other coupons, volume discount or applied retroactively to previous orders.
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