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First Book

Well I have to say I was a little worried when I sent my first book in whether the quality would be good enough or not after reading some of the posts here on the forum. Also about delivery costs. I was a little concerned you couldnt find out how much it was going to be until checkout! Turned out quite reasonable.Luckily I have just moved to the States to live 4 mths ago fom Australia  too otherwise I would have been up for way more in postage back to Australia!

Nether the less I sent my book in & paid the extra to get the next day shipping. Great I thought – 2 weeks I’ll have it back.

Checked the tracking order religiously & from uploading my book on the Wednesday to receiving it in the mail the following Monday I would have to say I was very impressed!

Then to open the book I was even happier.The layouts were truly amazing quality. Full bleed pages my favourites.

Would like to in future be able to add my own whole frontcover without having to use just the Blurb formats. I found that they didnt offer enough variety so I did my book all in Photoshop, saved as Jpeg & inserted as full bleed pages. This seemed to work the best for me to have a variety of layouts in my book & mainly better text options.

Does anyone know if there is someway that you can add a full page bleed to your front cover? I had a couple of great photos I would have loved as a full front cover so for next time it would be handy to know. 

I have made photo books before with other companies but  would have to say I will only be recommending BLURB.

I have made my second book & I am awaiting delivery to see the final product (Very eager for this one to arrive too as heading home & would love to show all the family our new home!!) it’s due Tuesday so my fingers are crossed as we are flying out Wednesday!!

We are also off to Hawaii in October too & I am already thinking of my 3rd book….this could become addicitive! I guess there could be worse addictions!!

Thanks Blurb team, you do an amazing job!!!

Nicole :)  

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Posted by
nmgordo
Aug 31, 2007 9:08am PDT
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nmgordo
 

Glad to hear this and other positive results. I too have been impressed with the books I have done.

2 of my books were 7×7 and I used full bleed on both of those covers. I’m not sure if the book size dictates that chose or not – I don’t have the program in front of me now.

Good luck on future books.

 

Dale

 

Posted by
dwags
Aug 31, 2007 9:17am PDT
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dwags
 

Glad to hear that you had such a great experience Nicole. I got my first book back today (13×11 80 pages) and am extremly pleased also. Ordered late last Saturday arrived early this morning, I’d say 5.5 days is exceptional.

 

Louis 

Posted by
PhotoLouis
Aug 31, 2007 11:12am PDT
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PhotoLouis
 

Well who would believe it – I got an e-mail  this afternoon saying my new book was shipped today so looks like I am going to have it in time afterall to take back to Australia with me.

So far I have had nothing but great service from BLURB & again would highly recommend them!

Posted by
nmgordo
Aug 31, 2007 5:30pm PDT
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nmgordo
 

Same here!   I’m now working on my second one.

Posted by
frankieper
Sep 1, 2007 3:51am PDT
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frankieper