Blurb is a print on demand publisher based in San Francisco. Users can download Blurb's BookSmart program to create a personalized book with photos and text by using their premade layouts.
Photos can be uploaded from other photo hosting website such as iPhotos, SmugMug, Flickr, Picasa and of course your own computer.
Once photobooks have been created, they are uploaded to the Blurb website to be printed. Users can also leave their books on the site for the general public to order and retain a portion of the profits.
Blurb photo books currently are offered in four sizes. The base price for each size is for 0-40 pages, with the highest price for a book between 401 and 440 pages.
7x7 ($12.95 to $74.95)
8x10 ($19.95 to $95.95)
10x8 ($19.95 to $95.95)
13x11 ($54.95 to $169.95)
12x12 ($59.95 to $180.95)
For an additional $3-6 you can do the ImageWrap (directly print an image on the front, back, and side of your hardcover book)
Check out blurb.com for more details about pricing and books that are for sale.
Blurb is a great website where you can create your own books and they do not necessarily have to be photo books. Unlike other photo sharing website books, you have a lot more flexibility with layouts and it can be either just text, photos, or both - very flexible. The books is their specialty, so it is hard to compare their product to Snapfish, for example, because they offer all kinds of other products and services. I have ordered both a Blurb book and a Snapfish book, Blurb is clearly better … more