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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

blurb giveaway

I am so so so excited about this October giveaway! As a recent bride and now a newlywed I understand the importance of preserving images and keeping all of your photos organized. I also love to blog and have considered putting all of my posts in a book. Someday we'll have kids and I'll want bound books of my photos of them. For our wedding, we created a guest book with our photos printed in it and left blank pages for our guests to sign. I wish we'd had a vendor that could print the photos on the page and create lines for our guests to sign the book.

I have found the perfect place to do all of these things; http://www.blurb.com/. The folks at Blurb contacted me a few weeks ago and asked if I'd be willing to host a giveaway for their products. After looking through the website and creating a huge list of books I'd like to create for myself and for gifts, I immediately agreed!

Blurb is a creative book publishing platform that enables anyone to produce their own bookstore quality book. Blurb’s BookSmart software is free to download at http://www.blurb.com/ and includes a huge variety of professionally designed layouts. Relatively new is the option to produce an ImageWrap hardcover book. This prints your cover image directly onto the book for a matte, sophisticated (and durable) finish. You can still have the options of softcover and hardcover with dust jacket. Books start at $12.95 for a 7x7” softcover book. Other sizes include 10x8”, 8x10” and 13x11”. Looking for some inspiration? Check out the books in Blurb’s Bookstore at www.blurb.com/bookstore.

It's free to create the book and the prices for the purchase of the book vary depending on your choice of size.

I'm so excited to be able to offer a giveaway for 5 readers! I will be giving away five (5) $54.95 bookmaking codes that will be redeemable for a book you produce using Blurb.

Here's how it works:

Leave me a comment saying you'd like to be entered, then email me a photo that you would like to use as the cover of your book. I will simply select the five photos that I like best and award those five readers with bookmaking credits from Blurb. {This will definitely be hard for me!}

To announce the winners, I will share the five winning photos and runners up (with permission) on my blog. The photos do not have to be professional quality. They just have to be a photo that you took yourself.

I hope you're all interested in playing! If you are a winner, I will email the code for Blurb to you. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, October 7, 2008.

Email your photos to me at erakin11 {at} hotmail {dot} com.