How-To: DIY Books From Blurb

How-To: DIY Books From Blurb

Sarah Coffey
Jul 11, 2007

They may not be one-hundred-percent DIY, but websites like Blurb have made publishing more accessible. The site allows you to download a free template, add photos and text, and pay to have your book "published" and bound into a glossy volume. The concept takes zines to the next level. No late-night stapling sessions required.

Pricing is based on the number of pages and the type of binding you want. Shipping charges apply as well.

To make a book:

• Download the software (for Mac or PC).
• Choose your template.
• Add photos, text and content.
• Place an order for your book.
• Wait about 2 weeks for printing and shipping.

You can also put your book up for sale in the Blurb Bookstore. We had fun browsing for cool titles including:

Ghosts of the Great Highway: Paintings by Robert Mars
The Neon Boneyard: Photographs by Laura Domela
Prefab Green: The Work of Michelle Kaufmann Designs

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