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I wrote my first book when I was a little girl. I don’t remember exactly how old I was and it was more like scribbles on paper stapled together than a real book, but it was amazing.
I am a writer now and still have dreams of actually getting published one day, but in the mean time there’s an amazing company that allows you to create your very own book. Blurb.ca loves beautiful books just like you do and gives you all of the tools you need to make, design, and publish your very own book. Do you want to sell your book? You can do that, too. Blurb can help you make your dreams of publishing a reality, whether you’d like to do it in print or online.
I was so honored to get the opportunity to try blurb for myself. Whatever type of book you want to publish, Blurb makes it possible. I found the system easy to navigate. Simply click on the get started tab on the website and choose how you would like to make your book. You can use tools ranging from adobe, a mobile app, or a simple upload tool online. To make it even easier, you can pull in photos from your computer, Facebook, or Instagram. How cool is that?
The editing process is easy, and even though you could spend hours going through the options (I’m guilty) you could also be more decisive and have a completed book in just a couple of hours. That’s pretty amazing.
I love how Blurb makes the book publishing business accessible to anyone. These would make great keepsake books for yourself or make AMAZING gifts. (The holidays are just around the corner!) This is even a great way to publish and sell a book professionally. Want to learn more? Connect with Blurb on Facebook or Twitter.
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Make your dreams of being a published author come true and give some amazing gifts this holiday season. Good luck and happy publishing!
Julia is a full time mommy and part time writer who thrives on Starbucks, chocolate, and toddler kisses. When she is not chasing a toddler around, you can find her at her personal blog, http://www.elatedexhaustion.com, or playing on Twitter @juliahembree.