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Did you know you can set your own price on your books and you keep all the profit? Yep, it’s true. How it works is simple – make your book and order at least one copy. Enroll in the Set Your Price program (don’t worry, it’s free), and then decide how much profit you want to make per book. Announce your book to everyone you know and rake in the moolah!

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20 Comments

  1. Live laugh love.

      February 8, 2009 – 4:45 am   Permalink
  2. Blurb is the best!!

      February 8, 2009 – 9:42 am   Permalink
  3. I enjoy being creative and this is my first time publishing.

    By Renate Backstrom
      February 8, 2009 – 7:09 pm   Permalink
  4. pls how do i set my price, because i’ve tried…

      February 10, 2009 – 4:16 pm   Permalink
  5. How ¤%#& do I set my own book price? I tried following your instructions, but to no avail.

    By Erik Bremer
      February 11, 2009 – 6:59 am   Permalink
  6. Wow, I have forgotten what kind of experience Blurb is. I have been gone for a year after I made several books of my daughter’s photography. After pouring so much emotion into the creation of a book, dealing with the non-existence of any type of customer service from Blurb just left me hollow inside. I could not figure how such a great idea got picked up by such reprehensible people. I’m back because all 6 copies of my book that I gave as present to my daughter’s relatives fell apart 6 months after I purchased them. Many people have seen the books and want to purchase, or replace copies that disintegrated in their fingers. I decided to make the book public. After chasing the “set your price” link all over this website I have ended up here. Still can’t figure out how to do it. That horrible feeling that I’m am such a sucker for giving the evil people of Blurb money is washing over my body again. The trouble of going to any other online publisher is completely worth it no matter how much work you have put in.

    By scott bristol
      February 12, 2009 – 7:16 am   Permalink
  7. Hey,

    is it also going to be possible to make a “limited edition” of a book.
    E.g. so that we can put on the site to sell a max of 100 books and then to stop selling it?

    Would be great too.

    Thx for info,

    Grts,

    Stijn

      February 15, 2009 – 2:54 pm   Permalink
  8. Wow, Scott. It’s sad to hear that because you couldn’t find the “set your price” option, Blurb is now “evil.” Take a deep breath and step back from your computer. Once you’ve calmed down, take a look for the “Edit Book Settings” tab on your book’s page (menu option “My Books” > “All Books” > click a book cover). If you’re not logged into Blurb, it won’t be there. Another way to approach it is this. Log into your account and try to order your own book. When you are on the screen to select how many copies you want, STOP! Pass that area up and scroll to the bottom of the page. By default, it will probably show the “About the Book” section. You’ll see a small tab that says “Edit Book Settings” and “Edit Book Summary”. Clicking on “Edit Book Settings” will show options on setting your own price.

    Good luck!

      February 20, 2009 – 9:13 pm   Permalink
  9. I just read what your book is about and I loved it. This is my first time on this site and hope I will have as much success as you and the rest of my fellow blurbians! I just published my book and hope you get a chance to preview it. Consolidation of Life: journey through the past and present. I will be buying your book this week…… Good Luck

    By Kerin J. Foster
      February 25, 2009 – 10:46 pm   Permalink
  10. This is my first time to the site and I have to say, I’m VERY impressed and even MORE excited about creating my first book. Although the prices seem a little high, I’m hoping the quality makes up for it – when I see the finished product. (Although after reading Scott’s comment, I am a little concerned now). Regardless, I’m giving it a shot. I will be able to tell all my friends and relatives that I’m a “published writer” now!
    ;-)

    By Mike Meister
      March 24, 2009 – 6:35 pm   Permalink
  11. Wow! I thought I was impressed until I read Scott’s comments. Does anyone else have an experience with the quality of blurb’s books?

    By Shirley Rivers
      May 11, 2009 – 4:06 pm   Permalink
  12. I wonder just how sensitive he is – I have printed many copies and they all seem just fine. No “disentegrating” in anyone’s hands. The site is so straight forward, it’s actually confusing how one could NOT find the set your own price option.

    All in all – Blurb satisfies. Keep up the great work.

      June 3, 2009 – 12:32 pm   Permalink
  13. I am preparing to use Blurb for the first time as well. This site was refered to me by someone who makes an ‘end of the year’ book for her students featuring stories written by the class. She has used the site for years and will use it again this year, as will I, for my students. She told me that the quality is excellent and the price is in line with other ‘do-it-yourself’ websites. Perhaps Scott had used another company and got confused? I will trust my sister’s word and use Blurb…(and I admire Blurb for keeping Scott’s comment on their site, if they had any concerns, they would have removed the negative posting…Right?)

    By Kathy
      June 3, 2009 – 11:37 pm   Permalink
  14. I understand that the quality is dependant on the particular printer Blurb uses. For example if I order my book from my hometown of Vancouver and someone orders it from Texas, the book will be printed at a different place thus different quality. So it seems if your sister had excellent quality and you live in the same town…. I dont know I am just guessing. Can anyone confirm this?
    My book is beautiful but there is some degradation of the paper on the actual photos. Maybe my friends and I should stop rubbing it all over ourselves?

    Kerry

    By Kerry
      July 18, 2009 – 10:38 am   Permalink
  15. I have to say that I am absolutely thrilled with Blurb in every aspect. My book look terrific. The printing and binding is gorgeous. The dustcover is wonderful. I find the quality to be exceedingly superior and using the Blurb editor was a snap. Lots of work, two months worth of work on my part, but Blurb made it easy and fun and well worth the effort. I’m so proud of my book that I’m still on cloud nine, and Blurb made it happen. And the icing on the cake is that the book has already started selling.

      July 22, 2009 – 9:15 pm   Permalink
  16. How can my friends buy my book if I don’t want to put any price on it? I mean, I don’t want to make money on my book, but I suppose they should pay for the printing and the mailing. – Viviana

      August 21, 2009 – 1:31 pm   Permalink
  17. Hi Viviana -
    You can just make your book public and your friends will be able to purchase it at standard cost.

      August 21, 2009 – 2:27 pm   Permalink
  18. Hi,

    I’m new to Blurb and was wondering, after writing a book, if 1 is sold at ex: $25.00, how much of that does Blurb get and how much do I get?

    Thanks & good luck to everyone and their books!
    Rae :)

    By Rae
      September 10, 2009 – 8:47 am   Permalink
  19. Hi Rae,

    This FAQ should help you out.

    – Kathy

    By Kathy
      September 10, 2009 – 1:14 pm   Permalink
  20. I still don’t know how to actually set the price. I enrolled in the set your price and still can’t find where I am supposed to set the price.

    AWWWWWWWWW GGGRRRRRRRR

      October 13, 2009 – 4:56 am   Permalink

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