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 www.blurb.com.
Company Growth (employees)
Type
Private
HQ
San Francisco, US
Founded
2005
Size (employees)
178 (est)
Blurb was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US

Key People at Blurb

Todd Larsen

Todd Larsen

CEO
Gene Domecus

Gene Domecus

CFO
Liz Allen

Liz Allen

CMO
Kelly Leach

Kelly Leach

SVP/General Manager
Bruce Watermann

Bruce Watermann

SVP, Operations

Blurb Office Locations

Blurb has office in San Francisco
San Francisco, US

Blurb Metrics

Blurb Summary

Founding Date

2005

Total Funding

$21.6 m

Latest funding size

$2.5 m

Time since last funding

over 8 years

Investors

We estimate that Blurb's latest funding round in October 2008 was $2.5 m. In total, Blurb has raised $21.6 m

Blurb Online Presence

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