How to Create Photo Books to Market Your Blog or Business

Check out this “hauntingly” good Halloween deal from Blurb!… Save 20% off any book you create through 10/31 with special code SPOOKYSALE!  Have a Blurb book that you have been working on? Or maybe you’ve been wanting to create a book with all the pictures you have stored on your camera, on Facebook or on Instagram? Well NOW is the time to order a book from Blurb during this huge sale. Keep reading to get some super creative ideas on how you can use Blurb photo books for more than just personal use – you can make them work for your business or blog too.

Using photo books for business and bloggingHow cool would this be – A recipe book, featuring the best recipes that you’ve featured on your blog over the past year? Blurb gives you volume discounts at just 7 copies. You can also download their plugin to create ebooks that are perfect to be viewed on an iPad, and more – check it out:

  • Use our free promotional tools to get the word out
  • Sell your book online in the Blurb Bookstore
  • Set the price of your book and keep your profits from the sales. Keep 100% of the markup for a print book, or 80% of the retail price for an ebook.
  • Print per sale with our print-on-demand technology
  • Get free sales and marketing tips and tutorials from the pros
  • Master your marketing strategy with sales and traffic metrics

This is way above and beyond, much cooler than just creating a basic family photo book. {Which, by the way, I totally suggest. I make a new one every year, featuring all of the best memories of the year, and give a copy to everyone in my family each year for Christmas.} Here are a few ideas of how you could use this:

  • Make a book with all of your best blog posts of the year. Use your greatest pics, your most heartfelt posts, the most meaningful campaigns that you’ve worked on. This is an amazing keepsake for yourself, and could be a fun giveaway for your true fans.
  • Pick a theme – and put together a book filled with your work from the last year. Pick something like, “Best creative activities for kids” or “Great holiday decor projects” – and create a whole book filled with them. It’d be pretty easy, since you already have the photos from your blog posts, and can copy and paste the content. Then put them up for sale in the Blurb Bookstore.
  • Obviously a recipe book could be a huge hit! This would make a great gift for family, a fun giveaway, a great promotional piece – and again, a great addition to the Blurb bookstore.
  • Put a few of your ebooks together into a Blurb book. No, not all of the content. But why not take some pieces of those books, put them all together into a fun hardcover book with beautiful photos, and then give readers the links to where they can purchase the full book? Or, heck – if you currently have an ebook longer than a handful of pages, why not also offer it as a real, paper, bound book? Some of us just aren’t the e-reader type, and would love to purchase a copy we can throw in our bag and read over coffee….

What do you think? What ideas do you have for using this service? Share some comments – I’m new to using this site, but am IN.LOVE.WITH.IT. I’m cooking up some cool projects that I can’t wait to get started on :) And – whether you want to use it to create some super cool new business and blog projects, or as a way to create WAY more impressive photo books for family, you have to check this site out. And remember –

{Disclaimer: Includes affiliate links. Offer details: Offer valid through October 31st 11.59pm Local time. A 20% discount is applied towards product totals for books made by you. Maximum discount avail is USD $200, CAD/AUD $250 or EUR 160. This offer is not valid for GBP purchases. This offer is good for one time use only and may not be combined with any other offers, discounts, volume discounts, gift cards or used for adjustments on previous orders.}

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