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Blurb is a provider of self-publishing and marketing platform that enables users to design, publish, promote, and sell photo books, trade books, and magazines in print and digital formats. Its free book creation and layout tools include desktop publishing tool BookWright, online bookmaking tool Blurb Bookify, a plug-in for Adobe InDesign, and a PDF Uploader. Blurb offers print on demand and offset print solutions, with options to sell print and digital books through its online bookstore, Amazon, iBooks, and distribute via Ingram catalog to online and offline bookstores.

TypePrivate
Founded2005
HQSan Francisco, US
Websiteblurb.com
Employee Ratings3.2

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Employees (est.) (Nov 2019)173(+2%)

Key People/Management at Blurb

Rix Kramlich

Rix Kramlich

CEO
Kelly Leach

Kelly Leach

COO
Bruce Watermann

Bruce Watermann

SVP, Operations
Ken Evans

Ken Evans

Vice President, Finance
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Blurb Office Locations

Blurb has offices in San Francisco and London
San Francisco, US (HQ)
580 California Street, 580 California St #300, San Francisco
London, GB
Benbow House, 24 Southwark Bridge Rd
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Blurb Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

2005

Blurb total Funding

$21.6 m

Blurb latest funding size

$5 m

Time since last funding

11 years ago

Blurb investors

Blurb's latest funding round in October 2008 was reported to be $5 m. In total, Blurb has raised $21.6 m
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Blurb Online and Social Media Presence

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Blurb News and Updates

A Sign of the Times at Edward Crutchley

The designer has quietly established himself as a potential heir to the drama queens like Galliano and McQueen, but he may prefer to maintain his vision at its current modest level.

Blurb Blogs

Behind the Book with Bryan Kitch

Writer and illustrator, Bryan Kitch, put his professional skills to work on a personal project inspired by his daughter’s love of animals. Taking in a complete tour of the alphabet via the animal kingdom, his beautifully illustrated children’s book, A is for Anteater, made the perfect birthday gift,…

Behind the Book with Amir Sali Berry

Amir Sali Berry knows that writing is a great tool for self-exploration. So he set out to make a custom journal for himself. On the path to self-publishing, he realized his project had the potential to inspire other people if he made it public. He wound up creating Safe Space, a journal for personal…

What is a Short Story?

Compared to novels, short stories often get overlooked as an art form, but these singular works of fiction deserve a closer look. Short stories give readers all the compelling characters, drama, and descriptive language of great fiction, but in a truly compact package. So what is the secret behind t…

10 Tips for Creating a Successful Author Website

While you are busy promoting your book at live events and creating buzz on social media, it’s important to have a digital base where your readers can get all the information they need at a glance. Time to power up your author website! A carefully curated website not only establishes your credibility…

How to Write a Short Story in 10 Steps

If writing a novel feels too daunting, start with a short story! Writing short fiction allows you to test out your story ideas and develop your own creative writing style while having a clear endpoint in sight. It’s not necessarily easier to write a great short story than it is to write a book, but …

How to Make a Kids Art Portfolio Book in 6 Steps

You love to see your child making artwork at school and being creative at home. The big question is, what do you do with that growing collection of paintings, drawings, crafts, and creations? There is a simple and fun DIY solution! Creating a kids artwork portfolio is an easy way to get organized an…
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Blurb Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Blurb founded?

    Blurb was founded in 2005.

  • Who are Blurb key executives?

    Blurb's key executives are Rix Kramlich, Kelly Leach and Bruce Watermann.

  • How many employees does Blurb have?

    Blurb has 173 employees.

  • Who are Blurb competitors?

    Competitors of Blurb include BookShout!, BeFunky and Barnes & Noble.

  • Where is Blurb headquarters?

    Blurb headquarters is located at 580 California Street, 580 California St #300, San Francisco, San Francisco.

  • Where are Blurb offices?

    Blurb has offices in San Francisco and London.

  • How many offices does Blurb have?

    Blurb has 2 offices.