Transient

So much for Flickr Friday this week—I have an announcement to make. I’ve moved up in the world of Blurb. Not only am I a Blurbarian, but I’m now one of the newest BlurbNation custom bookmakers out there. Yahoo!!! I’m currently one of just a handful of bookmakers in the nation! (Cue the fireworks and cymbal crashes!)

This is a very exciting moment for me. I made my first Blurb book in the fall of 2007, and after publishing my first one, I fell in love. I just created a wedding book for a couple, and I presently have a few book projects in the works (and I’m ready to get more). Just like my Moo cards, I’m now finding myself addicted to Blurb bookmaking—I’m always thinking about new books to create. Seriously, I’m ALWAYS thinking about that (just ask my husband).

So, what is Blurb?

Okay, for those of you who don’t know:

Blurb is a company and a community that believes passionately in the joy of books – reading them, making them, sharing them, and selling them.

Blurb started back in 2006, and in the past two years, the book company has grown to be one of the best (in my opinion) self-publishing sites out there. As BusinessWeek put it,

Vanity publishing has been around for about as long as books, but it used to be an expensive indulgence. Technology has democratized publishing, as it has so many things, to the point that anyone who has secretly longed to be an author can go for it.

And that’s the whole point with Blurb: ANYONE can be an author! Which brings us to…

…BlurbNation!

So anyone can publish a book, right? Of course! But some people might just need a little bit of help doing that, and that’s whereBlurbNation comes into play. BlurbNation is a community of Blurbarians with the skill set to help you create a custom Blurb book. As the newest BlurbNation custom bookmaker, I offer everything from design to photography to proofing/editing to help you create a Blurb book from cover-to-cover. In addition to the book creation and publication, I also provide services to help you figure out how to promote your book. For example, if you want to create a cookbook to sell as a fundraiser for your organization, I can help you gather the recipes, take photographs, and promote your book on the Web through my online bookstore. It’s never been so simple!

Let me make your Blurb Book

So with all that being said, I’m now available to be your very own Blurb bookmaker. To learn more about my bookmaking services, click here. Or you can go to “Services” at the top navigation and click on “Bookmaking” in the drop-down menu.

As I’m still new to BlurbNation, I’ll be adding more and more to my bookmaking services page over the next few weeks. So please bookmark that page (or subscribe to this blog!) to keep up with my bookmaking news. I’ll be adding rate sheets, more book samples and photos, and other things about Blurb to that page (and I’ll try to remember to post it on the front page of my website, too).

It’s time to start thinking about YOUR book! The possibilities are endless—and if you need any help (concepting, creating, promoting, and more), don’t hesitate to call on me!

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