Blurb describes themselves as a creative publishing service and innovator in social print media, and the company recently introduced a service they are calling Community Books. This hybrid client/web service was designed to enable groups of people to make books together. Blurb explains that as social communities continue to explode online, people are sharing digital content with each other; what’s difficult is to efficiently translate that online sharing into physical, tangible goods. By empowering both online and offline communities to come together and create Community Books, Blurb has opened up a new way for socially connected groups of consumers and professionals to stay connected and create together.
Community-contributed books can also be shared, marketed, and sold at cost or for profit in the free Blurb Bookstore. The entire transaction, shipping, and customer service is managed by Blurb. Community Book is launching in beta with photo sharing, the most requested community-bookmaking feature. Additional functionality will be added as the Blurb community helps prioritize further features and enhancements. Check out www.blurb.com to find out more.