When we first started self-publishing, back in 2009, we started by doing photography books on Blurb. At the time Blurb, Lulu and few others were the only options available. Blurb catered to photographers who wanted to do Fine Art photo books of their work. It was a great way to start - their software was fairly easy to use, the quality of their books was fantastic, but the pricing was so high it was hard to make money off of a book.
As the industry changed, so did we. We now focus on all genres of books, including photography books. With POD (print-on-demand), this opened up doors to everyone and the cost/pricing of books made it affordable for not only the authors, but also for readers. The quality of POD, where Fine Art is concerned, is not quite up to the same quality as Blurb, but you can't beat the cost and pricing.
I often wondered why Blurb wasn't jumping on the bandwagon for putting your books up on Amazon? Today, in my inbox, was an email from Blurb announcing that you can now sell your Blurb books on Amazon. And, for right now it is free. I logged into my Blurb account and tried it. It was fairly easy to do. The problem - the cost is still high, pricing the books way up there, making it hard for authors to make any kind of decent money on the efforts.
But, what they hey, do it anyway. It doesn't hurt.
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