Press Release: Blurb Launches Lower Priced Trade Books, Global Distribution via Ingram
New competitively priced Trade Books and a collaboration with Ingram across 39,000 locations empower indie authors to drive new revenue across global markets
Blurb, the indie book and magazine publishing platform, today announced three new standard Trade Book sizes, a global retail distribution collaboration with Ingram Content Group, and output to reflowable ebooks for all Amazon Kindle devices and Kindle readers. These milestones represent key pieces of Blurb's ongoing mission to democratize publishing.
"We are pleased to support Blurb with Ingram's comprehensive distribution network, as Blurb grows the reach of content for the customers they support."
Blurb now has the broadest publishing platform available, enabling independent authors to publish books, magazines, and ebooks in multiple formats, and then sell directly on Blurb.com or via distribution programs with Amazon and Ingram.
"Authors, like artists, want two things: Control over their product and process, and fair compensation for their work," said Eileen Gittins, founder and CEO, Blurb. "The elements are now all in place for independent authors to design, market and sell their digital and print books - at a healthy margin - via global distribution to booksellers both online and at retail. It's a happy day for both Blurb authors and Blurb employees too; delivering this extensive a range of offerings is a big deal for everyone."
New Book Range
The world has shifted towards increasingly visual experiences, yet the cost to publish these visually rich books has historically resulted in dampened sales. With the availability of three new industry-standard Trade Book sizes - 5×8, 6×9, and 8×10 - and lower-cost paper options that support content like drawings, photographs, maps, and tables, Blurb authors can now bypass historical price point and distribution barriers.
Blurb authors can now design, publish, and sell virtually any kind of book including how-to books, cookbooks, novels, magazines, photo books, business books, graphic novels, and more. Authors can publish digital and print formats from a single file, output to Amazon Kindle, sell on Blurb.com, and via the new Ingram initiative, be available for distribution to over 39,000 locations worldwide at retail and online stores.