Create a Photo Book Using Blurb

This tip is provided by Diane Ebersole with the State Bar of Michigan's Practice Management Resource Center.

Blurb is free book creation software which can be downloaded to your PC or Mac. The software premise is centered on a photo rich book creation.

The application can be used to create wonderful memory books of your vacation adventures, cookbooks, family histories or a book to place in the reception area of your firm. The firm book could be a variation of your web page information.

Blurb makes money by publishing/printing your books at fairly reasonable prices. Your books can also be made available for sale on the Blurb website. Publication takes around two weeks from ordering to delivery.

The application is very well designed, facilitating quick integration of photos and text in a wide variety of formats. The 37 minute Introductory Tutorial is excellent. Watching it will have you creating your first book in no time. Viewing the Intermediate tutorial (26 minutes) will have your inner Rembrandt in high gear with creative projects that benefit friends, family and maybe even your practice!