1. Affordable & User-friendly. Books prices start at $3.95; there are a number of ways you can create your book, including an optional Adobe InDesign plug-in (which I am excited to try out).
2. A viable way to self-publish. Whether you have a pattern collection, photo tutorials, a collection of recipes or photos of cats in bowties to share with the world, Blurb.com allows you to create printed books and e-books easily. There are options to create books using your Instagram feed and Facebook photos, as well as ways to create calendars, brochures, magazines, and more.
3. Possible source of extra income. Think there's a market for your instagram feed? Make a book using Blurb's book-making tools, purchase the first copy in whichever format you'd like to sell it in, then set your price and let the money roll in. You keep 100% of the markup for printed books and keep 80% of the purchase price for eBooks. Blurb will also help you submit your eBook to the Apple iTunes store.
In the months to come, I'll be exploring everything that Blurb has to offer and sharing my exploits with you on this blog! Have you used Blurb? I'm excited to hear what you think of it!