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Blurb Books Review and Giveaway

Blurb Books Review

Blurb Books Review


Although I keep our sons’ faces and names hidden on little Indiana, that doesn’t mean that I never take their pictures!

We’ve seen and done so many things that I thought it would be wonderful to have a book that captured a recent trip, something about them and our fun time, instead of only mom, mom, and more mom.

Blurb Books Review

I just had to capture that fun with a Blurb book!

Well, we have a lot of recent trips to choose between, so I choose a trip where I took some of the best pictures of our boys ever: our Nashville, Indiana trip. Here I would have thought that Nashville was a destination more in tune for shoppers, yet even now those two still speak of the fun they had!

The ability to share it with other family members and friends via Twitter and Facebook (or even the blog) is a great little bonus. They can purchase this book of adorable and see what it is I actually do.

Creating a Blurb Book

Blurb Books Review

Blurb Books Review


Once I had a rough idea of how I wanted to proceed, I had a lot of decisions to make! Luckily, creating a Blurb book is very easy!

I could have uploaded photos from my computer, or snagged my images from the little Indiana Tumblr or Instagram account.

There were so many page layouts–and multiple photos could go on one page. For someone like me who enjoys having choices…well, let’s just say that I appreciated the design options.

It was easy to use, a snap to rearrange, and I loved the idea of including Facebook comments with photos if I so desired. Some of my friends are rather funny!

Blurb Books Giveaway

The end result is gorgeous! It looks incredible–and I can’t wait to share it with our boys. Visitors to our home always, always, ALWAYS pick it up and flip through it.

Would you like to make a Blurb Book of your own? That’s what I thought! Blurb books is giving away a $50 Gift Card to one lucky little Indiana reader.

Mandatory: 

Tell me what the subject of your Blurb book would be–then leave a comment on this post telling me you did.

For Extra Entries to win a Blurb Books $50 Gift Card (use one comment for each completed item):

  • Follow little Indiana on Facebook
  • “Like” this post (see the Facebook “like” button at the end of this article).
  • Subscribe for free to little Indiana (and stay on top of what little has to offer!).
  • Subscribe to the little Indiana Monthly Newsletter.
  • Follow me on Twitter – and leave a comment here to make sure and tell me. I DO follow back!
  • Blog about this giveaway and leave a link on this post. Thanks!
Disclaimer: Offer is for readers around the world. Giveaway ends November 20, 2012 at 12 AM CST. Winner will be chosen via Random.org. Winner will have 72 hours to respond to my email and claim the  prize or winner will forfeit prize and next selected Random.org recipient will be awarded the win. Winner’s name will be posted on this page AND on the little Indiana Facebook Page (so keep on the lookout!). Gift Card will expire after six months. 

Blurb is a creative publishing platform that allows anyone to create, share and sell a professional quality book. Make a portfolio of your client work, an archive of your blog, a cook book of your favorite recipes, a photo book of your family pictures or a quick book of your instagram photos – the possibilities are limitless. It’s easy and quick to do – with a variety of software options you could complete your dream book in next to no time.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Blurb. The opinions and text are all mine.

The WINNER was Comment #3, Rae Pavey.

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By |2014-01-02T12:59:41+00:00November 6th, 2012|Giveaways, Little Towns, Reviews|18 Comments

About the Author:

Jessica Nunemaker is the Owner of Little Indiana.com. More than a website, Little Indiana is a book, "Little Indiana: Small Town Destinations" (IU Press) awarded first place in the "Best in Indiana Journalism for a Nonfiction Book" by the Indiana Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Little Indiana is also a bi-monthly newspaper column in a local paper and a PBS segment on the former Emmy award-winning program, "The Weekly Special."

18 Comments

  1. susan smoaks November 20, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    i would make a book for our Thanksgiving holiday

  2. Lisa Davis November 20, 2012 at 4:31 am

    I subscribe via google reader

  3. Lisa Davis November 20, 2012 at 4:29 am

    I liked this post (lisa araujo davis)

  4. Lisa Davis November 20, 2012 at 4:28 am

    I follow you on twitter (lilpinksocks)

  5. Lisa Davis November 20, 2012 at 4:28 am

    I like you on facebook (lisa araujo davis)

  6. Lisa Davis November 20, 2012 at 4:26 am

    I would make a book with my favorite pics of my girls over the last year

  7. DebrasDollars November 19, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    I follow you on Twitter @DebrasDollars
    Thanks for linky your giveaway. Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!
    Debra
    debrasdollars at gmail dot com

  8. DebrasDollars November 19, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    I “Like” this post on Facebook
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  9. DebrasDollars November 19, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    I Follow little Indiana on Facebook as DebrasDollars

  10. Michael O'Connell November 17, 2012 at 10:07 am

    I have already used Blurb. I did a LOT of research before selecting them and they have been great. The quality of teh printed piece is wonderful. My first, and so far only, book was a project I worked on with my cousin in Ireland. He wrote his memoir and I designed and published it for him. I do have a queue of future projects that are currently in various stages of progress and will most certainly be using them again.

  11. JennaOoo November 15, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    I would make book of my teenager years 😀 It would look fabolous heh.

  12. Throuthehaze November 14, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    signed up for the monthly newsletter
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  13. Throuthehaze November 14, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    email subscriber
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  14. Throuthehaze November 14, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    following on twitter @raelena85

  15. Throuthehaze November 14, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    like on facebook: Rae Pavey

  16. Throuthehaze November 14, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    I would make a book of my camping trip with my boyfriend

  17. Shannon November 8, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Following on twitter! (@channynn)

  18. Shannon November 8, 2012 at 11:50 am

    I’d like to make an Alphabet book of my kids for Christmas!

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