13x11 Cover Optons - Booksmart not smart
Second, with all due respect to Staff concerns about flexibility and/or impact to printing costs, i would like to formally request an enhancement to the Blurb service whereby you offer Softcover support for Large Landscape. It seems logical that in order to acheive this, different cover materials might be needed to address flexibility concerns. Personally, i wouldnt mind "really, really floppy" (ok, did i really just write that?!). For me (as well as others if judging by Forum), this has far less to do with price concerns over Hardcover then it does with my concerns about the dust jacket quality over time.
You guys are still A+ in my (ahem) book for quality of product and service. So, please excuse my tone. This UI defect was discovered veeeerrry late last night after many hours spent on a phantom Softcover Large Landscape project.
Unclear about softcover option for an existing hardcover book
"I am assuming you aren’t talking about an 11×13 book, as those aren’t available in softcover"
problem is, the BookSmart Software allows you to create a 13×11 large landscape project, all the while with the UI displaying: Cover: Softcover .
it even removes the pages representing the dust-jacket flaps. everything about the HOURS spent on this project led me to beleive that i was going to be able to output & order a softcover version @ 13×11.
no feefback. no warning. not even a prompt before it began the 90+ minute upload did the software ping me that a setting was out of scope. the software allowed me to configure my project with a size of large landscape and a cover of softcover.
this stinks. independent of why/how this software defect allowed me to complete and upload my project with these illegal settings, why doesnt Blurb offer the large landscape 13×11 in softcover?