Blurb: Self publishing to the iPad made easy

By Dominic Smith,

The creative publishing platform, Blurb, has announced its first step into the ebook market with publications ready for Apple’s iPad and iPhone.

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It’s pretty fancy stuff; the ebooks are optimised fully to display images and text clearly, they are created using Blurb’s established (and easy to manage) book-making tools, Bookify and BookSmart. So, for authors wanting to create their own ebook, the file conversion happens swiftly; the cost is a manageable £1.49 per download saving Blurb authors a considerable amount of time and money. That’s a big, big win then!

Eileen Gittins, Founder and CEO says,

“This is not just an ebook offering, it’s way more than that. Blurb now lets authors create their book once and then output their book to either print or ebook formats, from the same file, quickly and automatically. Fans and customers can then buy whichever version they prefer at the Blurb bookstore.”

Blurb ebooks include all the design and interaction perks of Apple iOS technology: two-page spreads, pinch and zoom capabilities alongside lovely uncompressed images. Like all Blurb books, the ebooks can be listed for sale at the Blurb bookstore. Authors can set their own price and keep 100 per cent of the mark-up from sales.

More information about ebooks can be found at: http://www.blurb.com/ebook