Press Release: Blurb Launches Lower Priced Trade Books, Global Distribution via Ingram
"Ingram is committed to getting content into readers' hands quickly and efficiently, no matter where they are in the world," said Kelly Gallagher, Vice President of Content Acquisition, Ingram Content Group. "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's work with Ingram enables Blurb authors to choose from multiple discount options, delivering more wholesale pricing flexibility, driving more reach and discoverability for authors' books.
"Our collaboration with Ingram will be especially welcome for Blurb's global authors, as they will now be able to make their books available for distribution within their home markets virtually everywhere in the world," said Gittins.
Blurb's new Trade Books come in three industry-standard trim sizes: 5×8, 6×9, and 8×10, in uncoated text-weight paper.
Trade Books are available in both hardcover and softcover, and all formats are eligible for global distribution through Ingram, giving Blurb authors a much broader audience reach.
Authors have two print options: Economy and Standard. Economy printing offers a lower print-on-demand starting price ($2.99 for color, $2.49 for black and white), while Standard printing features a wider color range and richer blacks.
Blurb also announced a new beta ebook release that enables text import via RTF plus reflowable output for the Kindle. The RTF Import delivers a critical update to Blurb's flagship bookmaking desktop app, Blurb BookWright, allowing authors to import text files created via word processing tools. Authors can then easily distribute their ebooks to all Amazon Kindle devices and most ereaders; this service is free to Blurb authors during the beta period.
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Blurb® was founded on the premise that everyone - not just the talented few - should be able to publish, share, and distribute beautifully realized books with first class production values. By creating a business model that enables the company to profit on a unit of one, Blurb has opened up the world of publishing to everyone who has access to a computer and a story to tell.