Blurb is in the news. Today’s Boston Herald features an article on the growing trend of self-publishing among established and budding authors. In the last year alone, self-published books numbered 764,448, a 181% increase over 2008, and far more than the 288,355 books produced by traditional publishers. And, Blurb, along with Blurbarians like you, played a big part…to the tune of more than 350,000 unique book titles in 2009.
Read the article. It has some great stats on some of Blurb’s bestsellers and some good insights on how people are using self-publishing to promote their business and their art (the book as business card – great idea).