Overview

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Acquisitions
2 Acquisitions
Total Equity Funding
$19.05M in 3 Rounds from 2 Investors
Headquarters:
San Francisco, CA
Description:
Blurb is a self-publishing platform allowing individuals to create, publish, share, promote and sell their own books.
Founders:
Categories:
Collaboration, E-Commerce, Publishing
Website:
http://www.blurb.com
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Company Details

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Founded:
2005
Contact:
14153622078
Employees:
51 - 100 | 5 in Crunchbase

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.

Funding Rounds (6) - $24.05M

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DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
Jul, 2014undisclosed amount / Debt Financing1
Oct, 2008$2.5M / Debt Financing1
Oct, 2008$5M / Series C2
Jan, 2007$2.5M / Debt Financing1
Oct, 2006$12M / Series B2
May, 2005$2.05M / Series A2

Acquisitions (2)

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DateAcquiredAmount
May 27, 2014Unknown
May 6, 2014Unknown

Current Team (5)

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Products (2)

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  • Prices for Blurb-made books start at $30 for a 40-page hardcover coffee-table book with a custom dust jacket, and go up from there.
  • MagCloud is a self-service content publishing platform that enables its users to publish and sell commercial-quality magazines.

Competitors (3)

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  • Edition One Books offers professional book printing for self publishers - from small run to larger projects.
  • Lulu Press operates as a web-based electronic publishing company that allows customers to publish and sell online content.
  • TasteBook is a web platform that allows users to create and order custom hardback cookbooks.

Offices/Locations (1)

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  • Office

    580 California St.

    Suite 300

    San Francisco, CA 94104

    USA

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