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Coupons/Discount Codes?
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I’ve printed 45 books with you guys, and have spent thousands and thousands of dollars on these titles that come from the school residency programs I do. I receive very little in the way of discounts which is disappointing.

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May 26, 2010 10:53am PDT
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Pricing Off??? Please help!!
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7×7 with 40 pages… But, I see the problem… it is that nasty little Blurb logo on the back page.

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Oct 29, 2007 4:14am PDT
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Pricing Off??? Please help!!
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I’ve just created my first 40 page book for a school project. According to the pricing lists, hardback 40 page books are supposed to be 22.95 and softcover books are 12.95. Now that my book has been uploaded in My Books, the add-to-cart price is 29.95 for hardback and 16.95 for softcover! What??? I’ve collected checks for this project already and this price difference will be a HUGE problem. How can the pricing section list one price and then when you go to buy it, another?

Like I said, this is my first Blurb project and I am already frustrated and confused. This does not even factor in the six times my computer froze or crashed while working on it.

Please help with this pricing issue ASAP!!

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Oct 28, 2007 9:22pm PDT
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Profits
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No one, no person, no store, no distributor, no one, will support the prices of the books that are made here in order for the creator to make a respectable profit. The only exceptions, I believe, are special event books that are made by photographers OR, perhaps, limited edition type books made by artists.

I use Blurb for educational art projects that I do with school kids, and then turn into books, that the school and parents can purchase. I make no profit off the books themselves, but rather the workshops. As a small independent publisher, I pay between $2 and $4 per book (yes, overseas and, yes, print runs that are 3,000 average) and so these prices are a little hard for me to swallow. That said, I think Blurb offers a good alternative to some of the more shady POD companies out there for people who are dabbling.

My biggest gripe is that Blurb makes you pay an additional $10 to not have their logo smack on the first page. I think that is very discouraging to people like me who understand how much real print runs cost per book but would like to use a service like Blurb to do some experimental projects. I would never pay $10 for a book, much less ONE PAGE!

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Oct 18, 2007 6:54pm PDT
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