First book review
So…i got my first blurb photo book today and decided to post a review. overall, i am very happy with the quality of the book, after reading many many discouraging posts, i was really worried about the end result. I ordered a 7×7 book with 134 pages.
Overall, i will order more books in the future but will most likely stick to larger formats. I completely agree with other blurbarians, we need to have better paper and perhaps glossy finish options. i know i will be happy to pay more for a better quality product.
good job blurb!
I just got my second book back today and was very pleased. Both books are 7×7. The first was a one-off that I got a hardback of-it’s only 44 pages. The second is 70 pages and I ordered paperback copies so far. I was so happy with the first batch I ordered a hardback copy already.
I have had no problem with image quality. This book is a lyric book for my band and has images of CD covers and posters that have been produced in Corel Photopaint. I know Corel is not the choice of the pros but it has worked well for me and I don’t intend changing anytime soon.
Paper and binding quality is also good. In a previous post I admitted to being nervous about this book as there had been many negative postings. My anxiety was unnecessary however. Blurb is amazing for someone like myself who wants a professional looking way of archiving images for very little money.
My only complaint is that the barcode on the back cover obscures a line of text. The fact that this is allowed to happen when using templates seems a little thoughtless.
Personally I like the 7×7 size…it’s quirky and for this project was perfect. The cover design is based on a 7 inch record cover.
I read on the forums that some of the printers blurb uses add the barcodes to track printing jobs, i got lucky and my book did not have one. it would be so much better if they printed the barcode on the last page maybe, instead of the back cover.