Blurb Launches Series of "Designer Collection" Templates for Instant Photo Book Creation

Blurb + Leading Magazine Designer Team Up to Offer Stylish Alternative to Cliched Photo Book Themes

Mar 20, 2013, 08:00 ET from Blurb

SAN FRANCISCO, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Blurb, the global creative publishing platform, today introduces the Designer Collection, a new series of free-to-use book templates that instantly transform simple photo books into professionally designed and beautiful productions. Unlike being locked into cookie-cutter wedding, travel, or family book themes, users can choose from a series of six stylish templates, each suitable for multiple occasions.

"Ranging from fun, to beautiful, to elegant, the Designer Collection brings out the inner designer in each of us," said Eileen Gittins, CEO and Founder of Blurb. "After you choose one of the new free templates, Blurb's online app will automatically create a book for you that's both seriously stylish and highly personalized."

Additional customization options allow creators to add captions, include personal messages, and switch between different layouts seamlessly. The Designer Collection was created specifically for Blurb by designer Laura Brunow Miner, former Design Director at the acclaimed JPG Magazine and founder of Pictory, an online photo magazine.

The Designer Collection enhances Blurb's popular Instant Photo Book offerings that enable everyday photographers and social media users to create and publish books in less than an hour by pulling directly from their Facebook Timelines, their friend's Facebook collections, or their Instagram photo streams. The Designer Collection allows photo book creators to pull photographs from anywhere, whether in Facebook, Instagram, or their personal digital collection.

To create your own Instant Photo Book with any of the Designer Collection templates, please visit

Like Blurb on Facebook and follow on Twitter. For more information on how you can get started creating your own Blurb book experience, please visit

About Blurb® 
Every story is its own adventure. Blurb® is a creative publishing platform that unleashes the creative genius inside everyone. Blurb's platform makes it easy to design, publish, market, and sell professional-quality books, catalogs, and magazines in both print and digital forms. Through its bookstore and online marketing tools, Blurb enables its book-makers to sell their work, while its social and community features allow customers to create and share Blurb books across social channels.

Founded by Eileen Gittins in 2005, Blurb includes a team of design, Internet, and software veterans who share a passion for helping people bring their stories to life. To date, Blurb has shipped over 6.5 million books to 70 countries. 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