Today’s a pretty good day to be a Blurbarian. We’ve made a couple changes that we hope will make your bookmaking lives a whole lot easier.
First, we’ve introduced a new flat-rate shipping option, available immediately to customers shipping books to addresses within the U.S, UK, Europe, or Canada. What this means is that within these regions, you can ship up to five books of any size and weight for one flat rate. Value? Yes, please.
Where else can you get up to five books, of any size or weight, shipped anywhere in the U.S. for only $6.99? A Blurb book that YOU created is truly priceless – and now you can ship your books for less than the cost of a hamburger and fries. We’re hoping this will be a big help, especially given this challenging economy.
Now a bit more detail. Flat-rate shipping significantly reduces the shipping costs for customers ordering between 1 to 5 books – using U.S. Ground or International Economy options – as follows:
US: 1 to 5 books = $6.99
Canada: 1 to 5 books = $7.99 (USD)
Europe: 1 to 5 books = €5.99
UK: 1 to 5 books = ₤3.99
Rest of world: 1 to 5 books = varies per order
Second, the new Blurb BookSmart® is available for download, complete with new bells and whistles, and plenty of bug fixes and stability improvements. You can get it here.
BookSmart 2.5 has a bunch of new features that give you even more control in the customization of your book layouts; improved guidance and workflow while you make your books; and increased stability of the application itself.
The specifics include things like improved library management, a contextual resource library to get help from within BookSmart, guidance for trim lines and safe area, snap to grid, new design tools, and much more. Oh yeah, we also fixed a ton of bugs. Improved performance and stability. You know the drill by now.
You can check out all the details here, and we hope you’ll download BookSmart 2.5 and take it for a spin. As always, we want to know what you think – that’s how we innovate, and how we get better. Thanks, and happy bookmaking!