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"would now be an option"

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Oct 27, 2011 2:23pm PDT
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ipad/iphone version
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I completely with you. I have no Ipad or Iphone. I have other thoughts on this matter as well.

I was excited that this method ould no be an option but I feel that Blurb is doing their authors a great injustice by first expecting them to repurchase their own creations, now in the ebook format. We know how our books read, we wrote them, &  essentially have paid for them when we published. We have copies of our own books. In this dire economy, most of us are in the same boat & would love to introduce the Ipad/Iphone option to potential customers but cannot because we cannot afford to first repurchase our previous work. On newly published books, I cannot see having to purchase a binded copy & an ebook version. It is the same book. I understand that Blurb needs to make profit as well but perhaps a one time small fee for turning on the new service would be a more lucrative, fairer way for all involved.  With the amount of us that probably cannot afford to turn on the new service & cannot even introduce the new format to potential would be customers, how much can Blurb expect to profit. Thank you for taking the time to read the feedback that I think many will agree with.

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Oct 27, 2011 2:21pm PDT
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Gift Cards
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Unfortunately, a gift card code cannot be used with any other promotion code or discount – with one exception. If your order is large enough to qualify for a volume discount, that discount will automatically be applied to your order total in addition to the amount from your gift card

 

Thanks for your response – In addition – I find this to be very disturbing.

Exceptions can be made IF …your order is large enough.

I know that you don’t make the rules but – I’d say this is pretty ludacrous.

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Nov 23, 2009 9:39pm PDT
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Gift Cards
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I actually just posted re this topic and then seen this post.

I just created a book to give as a Christmas present – I did it purposely early to take advantage of the savings (20% that is being offered plus free shipping – good till the 24th)

 

In addition – I just won a gift card from Blurb on a contest.

I too believe that I should be entitled to the savings that is being offered and be able to use the card I just got as payment. 

It’s supposed to be US Currency and reads that way right on the card - 

The special offers you are running should not have anything to do with the gift cards

as the gift cards are not discounts – they are currency according to Blurb’s own verbiage.

Please advise. 

currently you cant use 2 promo codes - 

I think your policy should be reworked by your higher ups as you are bound to have a lot of unhappy customers with this implemented – especially holiday time. thank you 

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Nov 21, 2009 9:49pm PDT
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So...Now what?
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Brandon was just going to answer you but seen you received a response. Hoping all is well with you – I just received mine in the mail today.

I just made a gift for someone for Christmas and wanted to utilize it -

…Kathy – was wondering if there is a way to utilize the 20% off and free shipping and my gift card – I have tried putting in the codes for Holiday (good till 24th) as well as my gift card code but it wont accept them.

I understand that I will probably get the answer that only 1 promo code can be used, but in this circumstance – I dont think that it’s fair - 

I feel that I should be able to take advantage of the special you are running as I purposely got the book in so i could utilize the savings….and being that I have a gift card – why wouldnt I be able to use that in addition – please advise 

Have a great night everyone.

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Nov 21, 2009 9:37pm PDT
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Letters Apperaing Before Book Title on Profile Section after Uploading ???
Book Design and Imaging

Hi – I am having trouble getting this question out of mouth cause it’s just a weird thing.

After Uploading the book – when it takes you to the order and profile section – I had to edit my book title because "hieroglyphic" like letters appeared prior to the book Title.

I didnt have any left over text that it was picking up and did edit  the book name to the proper title.I guess I am wondering if thats a security measure or glitch with the profile section – and I am just concerned that the book will print that way. Everything looks fine in preview mode.

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Jul 2, 2008 6:44am PDT
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Copyrighted Material , Pictures, Quotes Etc ...
Book Design and Imaging

Thank you Tony & Teri …& Amelia once again -

I appreciate all your input. I decided not to wait on replys and just use all my own pics – most were mine anyway ..and will just use all mine in the future but thanks these sights are good to know about. I actually am happier with the way it came out now better than the initial pics. LOL. & No worries, that works.

I did check out the copyright sites as well but was wondering if anyone knows of a good book on copyright law to keep at my computer for reference.

Good luck to all in their endeavors and thank you again.

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Jul 1, 2008 10:34pm PDT
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Thank you Amelia very much for taking the time and all of your input

- Thank you as well Tony.

I did send some e-mails out today regarding the above mentioned photos and am awaiting responses. Most of the other pics in the book were mine and in the future plan to just use my own.

Since I uploaded the book but did not order  I guess I have to straighten this out before 14 days or replace the pics, if they do not reply or obviously say no.

The My Space – pimp my My Space is for use on My space and I actually do not have anything of theirs on mine – I found the pic while on someone elses but thats what that site is supposidly for.

With the tattoo , I thought as you did that since it was "my leg" ...LOL and me & the mascot – it’s a personal photo .

I mean the book would be for sale for family & friends but I have no idea realistically who would buy it . How many do you consider a few ?

I will see about the websites that you recommended, thank you or else I will get "creative" with my own photos and at east I know better for next time.

Thank you and good luck with your endeavors – that was greatly appreciated.

 

 

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Jun 30, 2008 6:08pm PDT
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Copyrighted Material , Pictures, Quotes Etc ...
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Hi – Uploaded my first book – didnt order yet and in one place it reads that as long as I havent ordered yet , I can make changes but in another place it reads that once uploaded changes cannot be made ??

I did go in and edit so I guess changes CAN be made as long as a book order was NOT put through – just looking for confirmation.

Also concerned on Copyright Infringement issues and really not clear as to what constitutes them even after reading the Terms & Conditions and User Agreements etc …Most of the pics in my book are my personal photos. There are however a few photos that I may have saved over the course of the years to my pictures from My Space Applications or Pimp my My Space and things like that or e-mails that I have received. I wouldnt have any idea if these materials were copyrighted and where they even came from. Any suggestions ? I finally got everything as I want it and dont want any issues down the line or legalities either, but I really dont want to first go looking for pictures again to replace the ones in question.

What if you had a small picture from a movie with a well known actor- what would you recommend ? Or a picture of the Twin Towers that you got from an e-mail.

I find that most things that have a copyright come up with the text copyright typed across it and it is visible when you go to save them and/or utilize them so theres no question there.

If using a quote of a famous person is it acceptable to just put in quotes and put their name to it or is there a different procedure ?

If you are using a personal photo of your own tattoo that is a cartoon character is that permissable or a picture of yourself with a professional sports team mascot is that ok ?

 

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Jun 29, 2008 9:37pm PDT
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Receiving Clipped Text Message On Cover
Book Design and Imaging

I am receiving a clipped text error on the front cover and I have tried everything from changing the font and making the picture smaller to removing the text altogether . I still am receiving a yellow clipped text message. I am not anywhere near the ends of the book as far as the picture – it is dead center. I tried changing pictures and cannot make this message go away – please advise. My book is basically ready to go with the exception of this 1 error message that wont disappear. Thank you

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Jun 26, 2008 3:06pm PDT
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