You’ve made your book and hit the publish button, when suddenly it hits you: What comes next? What happens to all your stories, photos, recipes, and other original material in your book once it’s all published in a Blurb book?
That’s entirely up to you. You might opt to put your book in Blurb’s public bookstore, and offer a preview of the first few pages of your book – but then again, you might not. Your book is private until you say otherwise.
So what happens if someone sees your book in the Blurb Bookstore, and wants to make a major motion picture of it? First of all: Wow. Secondly: Go right ahead. All the original material you dreamed up and put in your Blurb book belongs to you once it’s published, as explained in Blurb’s Terms and Conditions. You can do whatever you want with all your own original material in your book – you can blog it, publish it elsewhere, make bobble-head dolls, spin off a sitcom, you name it.
Now you’ll probably notice on the copyright page of your published book that it says, “Portions of this book may be copyright Blurb.com,” but that’s only there to cover any of Blurb’s own original illustrations, content, and designs used in your book. This is your standard self-evident legalese, like “Caution: Coffee may be hot.”
Really, we expect you to take full credit for your own bookish brilliance, and reap all the rewards. All we ask is a mention in your awards speeches. That, and maybe a seat next to Jack Nicholson, if you can swing it.