Blurb Inc., San Francisco, Calif., announced a new bookmaking flow enabling Facebook users to “instantly” turn their album photos into professional-quality books. The Blurb photo book flow for Facebook lets anyone turn their Facebook photo albums, along with their captions and comments, into a 7-by-7 inch square format book, with pricing starting less than $11.
“Facebook currently has over 800 million active users and more than 250 million photos are uploaded daily,” says Eileen Gittins, CEO, Blurb. “The new bookmaking flow from Blurb allows those users to take their curated albums from their accounts into a tangible, high-quality book in a few simple steps.”
To create a book, users sign into their Facebook account on the Blurb website. Once the albums are selected they will then autoflow into a Blurb book and a personalized cover will be automatically chosen. Photo comments and captions associated with a picture are also captured and showcased around the relevant image. The finished book can then be purchased or edited using Blurb’s online bookmaking tool, Bookify. The user also has the option to to share and to sell the book from the Blurb.com bookstore, as well as to create an iPad ebook.