From Facebook to Photo Book in 5 Minutes Professional quality books instantly from Facebook albums starting at under $11

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Blurb, the creative publishing and marketing platform, today announced a new and unique bookmaking flow that enables Facebook® users to turn their album photos into professional-quality books in an instant. The Blurb photo book flow for Facebook lets anyone turn their Facebook photo albums, along with their captions and comments into beautiful bookstore quality photobooks. The result is a 7x7 inch square format book, with pricing starting at under $11. You can find out more information at www.blurb.com/apps/facebook.

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The integration provides Facebook users a way to take the photos that they regularly upload and show off to their friends and turn it into a tangible photobook – an easy way to remember and share moments in time, give as gifts, or sell via the Blurb Bookstore.

"Facebook currently has over 800 million active users and more than 250 million photos are uploaded daily. The new bookmaking flow from Blurb allows those users to take their curated albums from their accounts into a tangible, high-quality book in a few simple steps," said Eileen Gittins, CEO of Blurb.

To create a book, users simply sign into their Facebook account on the Blurb website. Once the albums are selected they will then autoflow into a Blurb book and a personalized cover will be automatically chosen.  Photo comments and captions associated with a picture are also captured and showcased around the relevant image. The finished book can then be purchased or edited using Blurb's online bookmaking tool, Bookify. This seamless experience automatically optimizes your photos and creates a book using the high-quality services that Blurb provides.

The key features of the integration include:

  • A custom flow allows you to make a book in a few clicks
  • Page layouts designed especially to highlight captions and comments
  • Automatic image optimization to ensure high print quality
  • Full creative control to edit, personalize and customize your book
  • The option to share and sell your book from the Blurb.com bookstore, as well as to create an ebook for iPad®

Facebook® is a registered trademark of Facebook Inc. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

About Blurb®

Blurb® is a creative publishing and marketing platform that unleashes the creative genius inside everyone. Blurb's platform makes it easy to design, publish, market and sell professional-quality books, using the Blurb Bookify™ online bookmaking tool, Blurb's free, award-winning Blurb BookSmart® app or by using Blurb's PDF to Book workflow. Blurb's bookstore and online marketing tools enable customers to market and sell their books, and keep 100% of their profit. Blurb's social and community features allow customers to create and share Blurb books among friends and colleagues with ease.

Blurb was founded by Eileen Gittins in 2005, and includes a team of design, Internet and media veterans who share a passion for helping people bring their stories to life. In 2010, Blurb shipped just under 1.4 million books to more than 70 countries and territories. That same year, Blurb was ranked the fastest growing media company on the Inc. 500. Blurb is based in San Francisco with offices in London. For more info, visit www.blurb.com.

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