Blurb® is an independent publishing platform and community that enables designers, personal book-makers, authors, photographers and businesses to create, publish, share, sell, and distribute photo books, trade books, and magazines in print and digital formats. With free book creation and layout tools—including our desktop publishing tool BookWright®, online bookmaking tool Blurb Bookify™, a plug-in for Adobe® InDesign, and a PDF Uploader —Blurb simplifies publishing for everyone. Both print on demand and offset print solutions are available, with options to sell print and digital books through Amazon and Blurb’s online bookstore, distribute via the Ingram catalog to 39,000 online and offline bookstores, plus sell through Apple’s iBooks Store. Founded in 2005 by CEO Eileen Gittins, Blurb has more than 1.6 million book authors worldwide, resulting in 4.1 million unique book titles so far. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and can be found online at
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Blurb was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US

Key People at Blurb

Sean Ryan

Sean Ryan

Andrew Lennon

Andrew Lennon

Senior Director, Customer Acquisition and Retention
Robin Carr

Robin Carr

Head of Communications
Gene Domecus

Gene Domecus

COO at Blurb, Inc

Blurb Locations

San Francisco, US

Blurb Metrics

Blurb Summary

Founding Date


Total Funding

$21.6 M

Latest funding size

$2.5 M

Time since last funding

about 8 years


Blurb's latest funding round of $2.5 M was in October 2008. In total, Blurb has raised $21.6 M.

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