Company Overview

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Founded:
2005
Founders:
Eileen Gittins
Employees:
150
Headquarters:
San Francisco, CA
Funding:
$21.6M
Categories:
Collaboration, Marketplaces, Textbooks, Publishing, E-Commerce
Description:
Blurb is a self-publishing platform allowing individuals to create, publish, share, promote and sell their own books.

Detailed Description

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Blurb (www.blurb.com) is an indie publishing platform that lets anyone create and publish professional-looking coffee-table books and fixed-format ebooks via free desktop and online software or integration with Adobe InDesign. Authors can then share and sell their book directly from their website, blog, or social network via Blurb's Direct Sell tools. Blurb handles printing – POD or offset – and shipping of any orders.

Founded in 2006, Blurb is privately held and headquartered in San Francisco, CA with offices in London.

In October of 2007, the company introduced features that let users collaboratively create books and share photos via its online bookmaking tool – Bookify.

In 2008 Blurb launched a tool to turn your blog into a book via its staple desktop publishing software – BookSmart.,

Unlike Lulu and iUniverse who tend to focus on creating books out of manuscripts Blurb's focus has traditionally been on coffee-table books such as art books, children's books, graphic novels, photography books, and architecture books.

Blurb is also a great solution for everyday consumers to create gorgeous looking personal keepsakes and gifts such as wedding books, holiday books, and books from your Instagram and Facebook photos.

Current Team (7)

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Past Team (10)

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Funding Rounds (4) - $21.6M

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Board Members and Advisors (4)

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Products (1)

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    Blurb

    Prices for Blurb-made books start at $30 for a 40-page hardcover coffee-table book with a custom...

Acquisitions (1)

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Investors (3)

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Offices/Locations (1)

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  • Office

    580 California St.

    Suite 300

    San Francisco, CA 94104

    USA

Competitors (3)

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    Edition One Books

    professional photo book printer
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    Lulu Press

    Lulu Press operates as a web-based electronic publishing company that allows customers to publish...
  • 30bac3c213214c835cfda57a5fb75b01

    TasteBook

    TasteBook is a web platform that allows users to create and order custom hardback cookbooks.