Blurb® and World-Renowned Photographer Anne Geddes Partner to Offer Personalized My First Five Years Book

Oct 28, 2010, 05:00 ET from Blurb

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- In a first-time collaboration, Blurb®, the creative publishing and marketing platform, today announced its association with acclaimed photographer Anne Geddes in the creation of My First Five Years, the first personalized print-on-demand version of her highly popular keepsake journal to record a baby's journey during its early years.

My First Five Years is available exclusively on the Anne Geddes web site at

The 80-page book features beautiful photography from Ms. Geddes' latest book, Beginnings, and offers many journal pages for you to document the precious moments of a baby's first five years. The book can be personalized with a baby's name on the cover and the gift-giver's name on an internal page, making for a truly memorable keepsake that will be treasured for years to come.

"We are pleased to partner with Blurb to make Anne's My First Five Years available in a personalized edition," said Gary Brown, chief operations officer of the Geddes Group. "As a mother and a photographer, Anne knows the miraculous feeling of watching a baby grow and discover the world. This journal has been designed by Anne to capture those special moments to be shared by parents, family and friends in a hardcover volume that, thanks to Blurb, is published in the premium quality tradition of all of Anne's books."

To create your own My First Five Years book, visit and simply fill in your details. It takes just a few minutes to customize the book and click "Print with Blurb." Customers will be guided through the purchasing process on Blurb's web site. The personalized book is published on-demand by Blurb and is produced to the highest quality, featuring premium paper and a beautiful ImageWrap hardcover.

My First Five Years is available for $43.95.

"Blurb is honored to partner with Anne Geddes to share her iconic photography with families in such a special and personal way," said Robin Goldberg, Senior Vice President, International Markets, Blurb.  "Our global print network enables families in more than 74 countries to create their own customized My First Five Years book and receive it within a few days."

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 2009, Blurb shipped over 1.2 million books to more than 60 countries and generated over $45 million in revenue. In 2010, 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

About Anne Geddes

Multiple New York Times and internationally bestselling author, Anne Geddes creates images that are boldly imaginative and iconic. Anne Geddes' award-winning books have sold nearly 19 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 24 languages. Her work is published in 83 countries. Anne and her husband, Kel Geddes, support philanthropic work built around their deeply held belief that every child must be protected, nurtured, and loved. Anne Geddes: New Beginnings, the first film to reveal Anne's innermost thoughts and her work in her studio, is available on iTunes.  Her website,, attracts more than 2.5 million visitors yearly from more than 213 countries; and her blog, Facebook and Twitter pages bring her fans into her studio and life. For more information, please visit