Sunday, March 24, 2013

My first Blurb Book + A Special Deal for YOU!

First off, let's start with the disclaimer: as a new affiliate, I was given a special code to create my first Blurb book for free using a preview of their new Designer Photo Book Template. The catch? I had less than a week to use the promo code, which meant that my first book with Blurb would be a whirlwind!

I decided that the best place to start would be with my back catalog of patterns, so after much internal debate, I decided to do a sock retrospective called Super Socks! (what do you want? I was under a deadline). From start to finish, everything was totally easy and user-friendly. I used Bookify to drag and drop each page's graphics (I converted the PDF pages to PNGs for speed, I admit) and added in text and graphics elsewhere as need, easy peasy.

Once I was done, I listed it for sale to the general public; all you have to do is order the first copy and set your price, then folks can choose which type of book they'd like to order. I myself ordered the hardcover with wraparound image with an instant PDF download option; it was estimated to arrive two weeks from my order date, but showed up on my doorstep five days later. Needless to say, I was impressed!

The quality of the book is also quite nice - the colors are true, the text is clear, and the paper is of good quality, complete with that wonderful 'new book' smell. Once I got everything up and running, I decided to set the PDF-only book price at a very modest $12.99 (which means you get six sock patterns for less than $3 apiece!). I will definitely be working on a follow up to Super Socks! to add to my Blurb Bookshelf.

I have a special offer for you! Enter DESIGNMYBOOK at checkout to receive 20% off your order! 

The fine print: This coupon code is good for 20% Off Designer Book Templates only and expires 3/31/13*.  Click here to get started! 

Click here to check out my bookstore!

You might also like to know: Besides receiving free product for review, I was offered a nominal fee to share my experience with my blog readers. Rest assured, if I had been less than thrilled with my experience with Blurb, I would have passed on the offer. 

*The EXTRA fine print: Get 20% USD, AUD, CAD or EUR off your Blurb Designer Bookify product total up to $150. Offer expires March 31, 2013 11.59pm local time. May only be used once per customer and on books created by you. May not be combined with any other coupons, volume discount or applied retroactively to previous orders.

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