The email we sent today to registered Blurbarians says it all:
Thanks for sharing. Seriously. The number one request from our current beta has been to enable more font support for Blurb books. Second request – full bleed dust jackets. Third – better performance, please.
Good news. All that and more is now available in our latest BookSmart™ beta upgrade, 1.3. Here are a few highlights:
- Use any font on your computer
- Full bleed covers
- New, vertical book format – great for more text intensive books
- Four new cookbook themes
In addition to all these new features, we’ve improved the general performance (especially text handling) and fixed a bunch of things along the way. We feel so good about all this that we’ve composed a little haiku to commemorate the occasion:
Cover bleeds to edge
So many typeface choices
Upgrade BookSmart now
Finally, did we mention that you’ll need this latest version for new book orders? If you’ve got a book in the works, no worries. Just download BookSmart to either your Mac or PC, and install on your computer as before. Your book in progress as well as any older books will not be affected in any way. (Note to Mac users: You’ll need to overwrite the old copy of BookSmart.)
We hope you enjoy this new release. And keep those emails and letters coming.
See you in print, soon.
Today, new BookSmart beta. Tomorrow, a Blurb.com upgrade. We can’t promise this much excitement every week.
Tell us what you think and keep those great suggestions coming. Maybe one of your tips will make it into the next release of BookSmart.