Books: Blurb + Giveaway

I have been raving to my friends about Blurb ever since I wrote my first book for my nephew’s second birthday. For that book, I illustrated pictures of fruit, scanned them to my computer, and then uploaded them to a Blurb template. I then wrote the vocabulary to match (in three languages of course – that’s my academic side coming through!), finalized a few details, and pressed publish. In a matter of weeks, my first Blurb book arrived in my mailbox and I spent quite a bit of time showing it off before I handed it over to my nephew.

a preview of my first Blurb book – a multilingual book about fruit

It probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise that I have since published a few other books for each of my nephew’s birthdays. I am pleased with how each of them has turned out (and I think my nephews are too) and Blurb has been an easy company to work with.

customizable copyright & dedication pages

sssshh…this one still hasn’t been opened…it’s for Reef’s second birthday next week

here are my nephews reading Duke’s third birthday book about shapes

While I have not made my books available to the public, this is definitely a possibility with Blurb and something to pursue if you have written something that you want to share with others. On the other hand, if you’re at a loss for words but you want to compile photos from your last vacation, then consider Blurb the place to do so. The company offers quite a few design options, page templates, and bounding possibilities.

Want to get started? Well, look no further! Blurb is offering one lucky reader a $35 promo code to use toward a Blurb book. To enter this giveaway simply leave a comment and tell us what type of Blurb book you would like to create. And do it quick – this contest ends on Thursday June 7th, 2012. Winner will be chosen at random.

Note: Contest is open to Canadian residents only.

Photos and books by Jordana.

11 Comments

  1. Catharine June 4, 2012

    What a great idea Jordana- I use a lot of photo albums and page protectors to make books for the boys, but this is such a sweet idea! The photobooks are a great idea, but the notebooks are neat too. 🙂

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  2. Sofia Tokar June 4, 2012

    J’adore books! Jordana, you’ve inspired me — I’d love to make a book about dachshunds for my two nieces who live in England. In a perfect world I’d get to read it to them, but I may have to settle for my brother reading to them while I watch over Skype 🙂

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  3. Great giveaway Jordana! I just made a Blurb book using their Instagram plug-in… It was so easy to use – I highly recommend it!

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  4. Silvia Del Rosso June 4, 2012

    Duke seems pleased with his birthday gift.
    What a sweet idea!

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  5. Steph June 4, 2012

    What a great idea Jordanna! I’d love to have one made of all of the family members as Anabelle doesn’t have the luxury of seeing her family very often!

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  6. Cathy June 4, 2012

    How brilliant! I would love to create a book about my family,I know nothing original just what I would like to make so they can look at it in years to come.

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  7. daniella June 4, 2012

    I love Blurb! I was actually going to make up a book of our engagement photos to use as a guest book at our wedding. A discount would come in handy! lol, count me in!

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  8. Glogirl June 4, 2012

    I would love to print off more copies of a black and white text book that I’ve made.

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  9. Wendy June 4, 2012

    What a fabulous idea! Would love to do this for my 3 year ~ Thanks for sharing – and thanks for visiting my blog today.

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  10. Krista (@kjandco) June 4, 2012

    I would love a Blurb book to start doing annualy family “yearbooks” krista (at) kjandco.ca

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  11. Sundeep @ Designwali June 7, 2012

    I would make my daughter’s art book…yep get all her art…photograph and publish away!

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