Road Trip? 40% off Blurb photo album or book

Untitled40% off with promo code ROADTRIP40 at Blurb.  Weekend road warriors? Snap some pics, add some short blurbs about what you were doing and where, and Voila!, a great road trip journal. Or capture your family reunion moments in a Blurb book, and give each family a copy to enjoy the memories. Or use pictures from your summer travels to create a story or photo book about everywhere you visited.

Offer valid now through August 2, 2016 (11:59 p.m. local time). Valid for books made by you only. A 40% discount is applied toward your product total with no minimum order or maximum discount. This offer is good for five uses, and cannot be combined with volume discounts, custom orders, other promotional codes, gift cards, or used for adjustments on previous orders.

20-30% off Blurb gift books

Some of the best gifts you can give are personal books for family and friends. With Blurb, you create your own present for someone special; make a photo book with memories that last a lifetime. Or create a book filled with your child’s artwork or make a cookbook consisting of old family recipes (I like the idea of this last one the best). The possibilities are endless at Blurb.

And with Blub’s Black Friday sale, you can get 20% off print book orders with promo code CYBER20 through December 1st.  If you place a larger order, use these alternate promo codes:  25% off print book orders $100+ with code: CYBER25 and 30% off print book orders $150+ with code: CYBER30

DH made a Blurb book a couple of years ago as a 50th anniversary present for dear friends and former neighbors  Between the time the order was placed and the date of receipt (two weeks?), they experienced a total house fire and lost everything.  You just couldn’t imagine the emotions this book brought to the surface…

New Blurb feature: Make & then sell your books on Amazon with one click!

Blurb has always been a great way for people to make books about the things that interest them. And while you’ve always been able to sell books through the Blurb website, you can now sell the books you make on Amazon!  Your work on the world’s biggest marketplace!

Here’s an excerpt from an interview with Donna Boyer, Blurb’s Chief Product Officer, on how the whole thing works:

What’s the most exciting thing about authors being able to sell their books through
Setting up Blurb books to be available on couldn’t be easier. Once authors have uploaded their book to their Blurb account, they simply go to their Book Details page to select “Amazon” under the “Sell my book” options. That’s it. Once authors provide their info to get paid, Blurb handles the rest.

What can authors expect when listing on
Once an author submits their book, it will be available for sale on within about seven days. Authors should plan to market their book to their network in order to drive reviews and sales rankings on Amazon, which can then lead to organic sales from new readers. It’s important for authors to remember that Amazon adds a fee for selling through, so the list price will need to be higher in order to make the same profit as a book sold directly via the Blurb platform.

Selling through is quite the game changer—can authors list their books on if they’ve already published them through Blurb?
Absolutely. Any existing photo paper book is eligible for distribution on Amazon. 

What are the biggest reason Blurb authors will want to take advantage of distribution?
A big benefit of Amazon is that it gives authors a new opportunity to expand their audience beyond their current network.

Check out the full interview and learn more about selling your Blurb published book. As part of the new Blurb to Amazon program, Blurb is offering a great deal. Save 15% through May 15th when you use the code MAY15.

Participate in the Blurb to Amazon program, and reach a wider audience, gain recognition and watch your sales grow. All with the click of a button.

blurb has some very strange gift books …

and that’s me describing ’em – odd but kinda cool, you know?  

People love getting unique books – where did you find this? shock response.  Blurb is the leading indie- and self-publishing platform, so their online bookstore is crammed with an incredible selection of undiscovered, self-published authors, artists and photographers.  And I’ll bet these books aren’t in your recipient’s collection!  If you’re looking for unique gifts this year, consider the following titles.  Each costs $40 USD or under, but wait!  Save 30% on Blurb’s Print Books with code: SAVE30 ($60 minimum).

Cookie Cravings by Maria Lichty and Heidi Larsen
We all have cookie cravings. Popular food blogger Maria Lichter decided to put them into something deliciously original: A baking book featuring 30 recipes you won’t find anywhere else.

Dog by My Side by Adam Schnitzer
This charming collection of original, vintage photos shows us that as long as there have been cameras, we’ve wanted to photograph our canine best friends. As a special bonus, there’s a glossary of the early photographic methods used in the original images.

Around the World with a Toy Camera by Giorgio Giussani
Perfect for the photography or graffiti-art fan on your list. This book is an explosion of gritty color that explores the wonders of street art and analog photography.

Food Stories by Elena Scott
A short, wonderfully illustrated collection of recipes (and food stories) that will inspire you to pick up the knife and spatula—or just pen and paper.

Things I Love by Carol Nehls and Jessica Rose
Illustrated and written many years apart by a mother and daughter, this sweet rhyming story told by a fox is pure joy for all ages.

Patent Pending by Jordan Natyshen
Chicken goggles, air-conditioned rocking chairs, monkey jockeys for greyhounds… humankind has invented and sought to patent some amazing and crazy things. Illustrator Jordan Natyshen illustrates some of the strangest in this history of odd inventions.

Tiny Horses are Everywhere by Thea Lux
The perfect stocking-stuffer for fans of off-beat humor, this undeniably nutty book is based on a Tumblr blog and combines simple photo collages of small horses in human environments with incredibly funny captions.

Rouleaux by Anastassia Elias
What can you do with an empty roll of toilet paper? If you’re French artist Anastassia Elias, you create tiny dioramas inside of the discarded tubes. Inspired by art and movies, these pieces are beautifully crafted, fun, and unbelievably detailed.

Low Fidelity by Bobby Grossman
If you, or someone you love, listened to New York punk and new wave in the 70s, chances are your favorite artist can be found in this book. Bobby Grossman photographed Iggy Pop, David Byrne, The Ramones, Debbie Harry, Andy Warhol and many more. This book is a time capsule of—and a love letter to—a legendary time, place and sound.

Click on any of the above or just head over to Blurb to see if you can end your search for that perfect gift this season – or just plain weird someone out…whatever works

new 30% off blurb code: make your own memories – for less!

BLB2805_cons_300x250_Q4update_offerSave 30% on Blurb’s Print Books with promo code SAVE30.  Offer valid until November 30, 2013 (11:59 p.m. local time). Valid for print books only. A 30% discount is applied toward your product total with a minimum order of USD $60, CAD $60, GBP £60, EUR €60, or AUD $60. Maximum discount is USD $100, CAD $100, GBP £65, EUR €75, or AUD $100 off product total. This offer is good for one-time use, and cannot be combined with volume discounts, other promotional codes, gift cards, or used for adjustments on previous orders.

If you order printed books with all your Thanksgiving pictures, you can have them in time for Christmas!  Blurb allows you to use your Facebook and Instagram pictures to build your books.  This is the easy-peasy way to look creative (finished products look like you’re a professional book maker … or was that bookie).

Blurb: Custom Chicken Soup books!

These Chicken Soup books are immensely popular – I’ve seen them at garage sales, book stores, library shelves … for everyone up to and including the family dog (mebbe).  But now Blurb has a offer for a customized Chicken Soup for the Soul because you never know what to give some people – how do you give something totally them when they already have everything?

These personalized “Chicken Soup for the Soul” books are a great way to do it. Not only do you get to choose from five different story themes (from “Christmas Stories” to “Giving Thanks”), you can personalize it in ways you just can’t with a conventional book. As the title suggests, these are stories meant to comfort and heal.

Your custom “Chicken Soup for the Soul” book will truly be a book for them because the book is printed with their name on the cover, as the recipient. And it’s truly from you because your name is printed on the cover as the giver. You can also include an inscription inside the book and on the back cover or add a photo to the back.

Choose other options, too, like the type of cover and paper. It takes about five minutes to make it a truly custom book; a 60-page book starts at just $24.95 (they also offer a 120-page version).

There’s a quick video here: Chicken Soup for the Soul that shows you how to fill in all the info using a simple online tool. The books are all done by Blurb, so you know the quality will be great.  DH made a memory book last year of old photos for friends that was very, very nicely done – easy to do online, too.

Get started here: Blurb’s Chicken Soup for the Soul Book

Free shipping on


Through September 30th, get free shipping up to $15 at with code  SHIPSAVINGS*.   DH and I (okay, okay, it was 95% DH) put together a 50th anniversary book for former neighbors who lost everything when their house burned down.  It’s incredibly easy to work with the Blurb templates and possible options are almost limitless.

* Offer valid through September, 30, 2013 (11:59 p.m. local time).  Discount applied to shipping total up to maximum amount of USD $15 or CAD $15 with a minimum order of 2 units.  Valid for printed books only. This offer is good for one-time use, and cannot be combined with volume discounts, other promotional codes, gift cards, or used for adjustments on previous orders.

Build your own Blurb cookbook – amaze your family & friends!

Cookbooks are an ideal place to get really creative.  Make something amazing, take a few  pictures and show it all off in a book (with or without pictures of the mess). Which leads me to something new from Blurb:  Start your Cookbook today! 

If you’re at all nervous, here’s the link which includes diagrams – oooh:  How To Start Your Own Blurb Cookbook.

Blurb books – 4 books under $20 (3 under $10!)

Blurb has four photo books under $20 with three actually less than $10!  Blurb is an easy and inexpensive way to compile vacation or graduation or special occasion memories into one photo book.  We used Blurb to compose a 50th wedding anniversary book for friends and it was super-easy, the book came quickly and looked amazing!  Looking for quick and easy transfers of Facebook or Instagram photos?  Click on the links.

Blurb Designer Instant Books for $12.99

Blurb Facebook Books for $12.99 

Blurb Instagram Books for $18.99

Blurb ebooks for $9.99