How to Optimize Your Book Blurb with Keywords – Dave Chesson | Guest Post

Ever wondered why some books with a similar profile to yours outsell you? Or, have you wondered why you get a lot of people clicking through to your book from your ads but not buying? It’s more than likely your book description–or “blurb.” In an online bookstore, your blurb is basically your sales page. A […]

Blurb Partners with Design Observer for the Thesis Book Project and New Imprint

More and more publishing service providers are developing white label partnerships. We reported on two such partnership ventures last week; German booksellers alliance Tolino formed a self-publishing platform with Neobooks, and we also revealed that Books-A-Million’s (BAM) new publishing platform was powered by FastPencil. Well, these new ventures are coming thick and fast. Today DIY self-publishing platform […]

Blurb Launch Magazine and Brochure Services

Image via CrunchBase Self-publishing platform Blurb has launched two new services for authors and businesses, Blurb Magazine and Blurb Brochure. The services will be available via Adobe InDesign plug-in and offer both print-on-demand and e-book formats. The services will eventually be available using Blurb’s publishing tools, but the initial launch is intended to target businesses and photographic […]

Blurb Adds Enhanced e-Book Tools to Booksmart Software

Blurb’s Free Bookmaking Tools Now Output Rich Media Ebooks in Addition to Printed Books Press release: Blurb®, the creative publishing platform, today announced that new versions of its award-winning BookSmart, Bookify and InDesign® Plug-In creation tools will enable customers to simply and easily convert their new or existing print files to ebooks, adding video, audio […]

Is The Photobook The New Self-Publishing Phenomenon?

44.4thFotoWeekDC.Central.18L.NW.WDC.5November2011 (Photo credit: Elvert Barnes) This morning the Independent UK has a piece entitled, Do we still have a thirst for coffee table books? written by Tim Walker. The piece looks at the continued success of the Quarto publishing group, famous for its large-format, illustrated titles and coffee table books. Walker’s piece even goes as […]

CreateMyBook (ShopMyBook) – Reviewed (Updated, April 2018)

  We previously reviewed Unibook here on TIPM. This publishing service has since changed its trading name to ShopMyBook, which has become its online bookstore. CreateMyBook is now its self-publishing platform. The company is owned by Peleman Industries, a manufacturer of binding, laminating and presentation products for nearly seventy years. Unibook, formerly known as WWAOW, had […]

Adobe InDesign Plug-ins For Blurb Self-Publishers This Summer

Blurb, the DIY self-publishing service, today announced via their monthly newsletter that they will have template plug-ins for Adobe InDesign from this summer. From this month’s Blurb Newsletter: “Coming Soon: Blurb Plug-In for InDesign and PDF to Book Rejoice, Adobe® InDesign® aficionados! We have a new plug-in coming that puts blank Blurb templates at your fingertips […]

Memeoirs: Emails to Book – Overview

Memeoirs is a recently introduced online service allowing users to create a printed book (POD – print-on-demand) based on your own email exchanges. The service reminds me of several websites allowing users to create a book based on their blog or Facebook page. Memeoirs: your emails in a book. Seriously? Yes, no joke. We take […]