When you work at Blurb you spend a lot of time looking at books and noticing the details. Not just in our books, but those in bookstores, art galleries, and museum shops. You become a connoisseur of bindings and papers. You open a book and wonder, “Can we do that? How can we give people that level of professional quality?” Those details are important to us, and judging by the questions we get about papers, covers, end sheets, printing, and bindings, and bookmaking tools they’re important to you.
Here are some things we’ve done already this year:
- We improved the quality of our standard end sheets with a heavier weight and switched to a handsome grey color.
- We started our ProLine book customization options including designer cover linens, beautiful new papers, and four color choices for end sheets.
And today we announced a subtle change to the way we’re binding our books: You’ll no longer see a stitch line on the inside front cover of your books. Insignificant, you say? Just wait until you see it.
This end-sheet treatment will be found in Standard and Premium books shipping to the United States, Canada, and Australia, as well as all ProLine books ordered after August 22 (Customers outside those countries will see this change in Standard and Premium books ordered around late September or early October).
We think it’s the little things that help make a book great. Because for those of us that work at Blurb, Books are a part of our lives and the inspiration to make them better never stops.