Monday, October 29, 2007

Calling all Artists! Time to get publishing!


OK everyone, time to get really excited. I just heard about this great self-publishing site through Apartment Therapy. The site is called Blurb.com, and it allows you to publish your own books. That's right. You make your own book.

There are no minimums (meaning you can print just one book if that's all you want), the books use four colour printing, and you can choose from a few options which will affect the price (ie. book size, number of pages, hard cover or soft cover) Pricing starts at $12.95 for the 7"x 7", 20-40 page book with a soft cover. If you DO start ordering larger quantities, you get 10% off for orders of 10-199 books, and 15% off for orders of 200-400 books.

The site seems well-designed and quite functional. I haven't had time to play with the program yet, but I plan on downloading it soon and perhaps putting something together in the near future.

The possibilities seem endless!! A Drawing Night book? A reference book of vintage textiles? A book of photography? A book as a present? A book of artists work? A book of a trip? A fancy pants portfolio? A book of craft projects? A book of, oh I don't know... WORDS!?

My mind is spinning into an endless vortex....

2 comments:

Brian Fitzpatrick said...

Hi Angie & Tyson...

Great article. Can't say I've heard of Blurb.com, but it appears to offer some great features. You can also check out Lulu.com as another option or CafePress.com.

--Fitz

Angie & Tyson said...

Thanks Fitz!