But those really in the know make the most of their personal networks by using the Announce feature. With Announce, you can email anyone a personalized invitation to come check out your book (even if that book is marked as private). The only problem for those power promoters has been risking RSI by typing in all those friends and family email addresses.
With our new “Import Contacts” tool, it’s a whole lot easier to quickly build your invitation list. Just choose your email service (Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, or Hotmail), log in, and all your contacts are there for your perusal – just pick the people you want to invite. If you’re more of an Outlook person than a webmail person, we’ve still got you covered. Import Contacts can also upload contact files in CSV – a file format that most popular email clients allow you to easily export to.
Contacts can be securely saved on Blurb.com, so you don’t have to repeat the import process each time you want to announce a new Blurb book.
If you’ve created a Blurb book and want to try out the new Import Contacts tool, go to any of your book’s detail pages, and click on the Announce link (which you’ll see just below your book’s cover image). Once on the Announce page, click the Import Contacts button to get started.