USA Today gets the scoop on Blurb

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Quotes from Blurbarians Nicholas Wilson and Karen Yannone, and our CEO Eileen Gittins, were the highlight of today’s USA TODAY article, Blurb goes low-cost publishing route, by Jefferson Graham.

Karen Yannone of Naples, Fla., used Blurb to create a book for her son’s third-grade class to sell at a school fundraising auction. Students contributed photos and autographed the book. Yannone says that when she showed it to other parents, “the front cover really knocked them out.”

Although the article went live on last night, it didn’t hit the paper until this morning. No one grabbed a copy on the way into work, so we had to send someone next door to the Omni Hotel to nab one … with permission of course. Thanks Omni!
 USA Today gets the scoop on Blurb

So, if you check out the article online, don’t be shy about commenting on the article or recommending it. The count is currently at 3 comments and 38 recommends – we know there are more Blurbarians than that out there.

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  1. Perfect Timing!

    I’ve been looking for a way to get my trip to Australia published
    in a way worthy of the photos.

    I bought today’s USA Today on a whim and I’m sure glad I did.
    Read your story, saved it and tossed the rest of the paper :)

    Andy Moose

    By Andy
      March 21, 2007 – 5:10 pm   Permalink
  2. Hi Andy – If you need any inspiration, check out all of our travel books in the Blurb Bookstore.

    By Kathy
      March 21, 2007 – 6:05 pm   Permalink
  3. My story is exactly the same. Picked up USA Today and kept the Blurb story. What an awesome idea for people wanting to see ‘their stuff’ in print. These books will make perfect gifts for a low cost.

    Many of the books for sale do not have a description. I’d only buy a book if I knew what it was about. Will they someday list the contents (similar to Amazon) and show other images of the inside of the book?


    By Rebeka
      March 22, 2007 – 11:28 am   Permalink
  4. Rebeka – You’re right – not enough people add descriptions to their book detail. Even a one-sentence description goes a long way to bringing a book to life. We’re trying to encourage more people to do this along with allowing previews. Hmm, maybe we should do a blog post about previews and descriptions. Thanks!

    By Kathy
      March 22, 2007 – 11:56 am   Permalink
  5. Okay, I’ll admit it. When it comes to newspapers, I’m more of a skimmer then a reader. That’s what I was doing when I salvaged a USA Today in the local coffee shop . The article on Blurb rose to the level of warranting a full read (high honor), I’m now a Blurbarian and looking forward to publishing something that doesn’t involve html, css, Java, etc…

    Keep up the good work!

      March 23, 2007 – 8:35 am   Permalink

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