As Eileen more than hinted in her January blog post, lots is happening this year at Blurb. Two weeks ago, we released Blurb BookSmart 3.0 with built-in Change Book Size and a Two-Page Photo spread layout.
And coming April 13, new end sheets.
Yay! New end sheets – wait, what the heck is an end sheet? An end sheet is the paper that’s glued to your hardcover book’s front and back inside covers, and also becomes the book’s first and last unprinted pages. It’s also commonly referred to as a flyleaf.
Right now, Blurb end sheets in hardcover books are white, but as of April 13, 2011 they’ll be a beautiful mid-grey, in a higher-quality paper that’s 30% thicker. We chose mid-grey because it complements a range of book types, from black-and-white to color photography books to illustrated books. Here’s what they look like:
What does this mean to you? A few things:
• You’ll now be getting a substantially better end sheet on all your hardcover books at no additional cost.
• You have until April 11, 2011 to order new or existing books with our current white end sheets. After April 13, these white end sheets will be discontinued across our global print network and no longer available.
• If you have a large book order coming up and you’ve done a proof book, and you want white sheets, please order before April 11. Otherwise your books will have the great-looking, thicker, mid-grey end sheets.
If you have any questions, please contact one of our support reps. They’re available for chat Monday through Friday during business hours. Or email us for a quick response 24/7.
We know you’ll like these end sheets as much as we do. And because it’s only March, more announcements to come, so watch this space!