Announcing the Blurb Best Books Contest Plus Your Chance to Win a Free Bookmaking Code!

Tue, Sep 29, 2009

Books, Giveaways

Blurb Best Books Contest

Enter the Blurb Best Books Contest

Here’s another great contest within a contest that will definitely appeal to all the creative Moderncat readers! If you don’t already know about Blurb.com, you’re going to love this. It’s an online service that lets you publish your own beautiful, full-color books, one (or several) at a time. It looks very easy, you simply download their software to help you create your book or you can create your book in your own layout software and use a pdf to publish it. Either way, the end result is a professional looking, bookstore-quality book. Once you’ve created your book online, you can easily promote it and let others purchase copies directly from Blurb and make a little extra cash for yourself. Both hardcover and softcover are available in a variety of sizes.

Make your own books at Blurb.com

2009 Blurb Best Books Contest

Here’s the exciting news: Blurb is hosting the first annual Best Blurb Books Contest, and there’s a category for people passionate about photographing their pets. The grand prize for the pets category is $3,000, and there will be a runner-up who receives $1,000. Anyone can enter a pet-themed photo book through October 22. All you have to do is create a book, order one copy of your book and then enter the book into the contest in the pet category. Get all the contest details here.

To give you a little inspiration, here are some books people created featuring beautiful photos of their cats.

Blurb Pet Book Example

Blurb Pet Book Example

ENTER TO WIN A FREE BOOKMAKING CODE!

The team over at Blurb really wants to see what the Moderncat readers can do for the contest, so they are offering four free bookmaking codes! That means you won’t have to pay the $36.95 fee to create your book and enter it into the contest. So please leave a comment on this post to enter to win one of the bookmaking codes. The winners will be chosen in a random drawing on October 1 and will receive the codes right away so they can start working on their contest entries to have them ready by the October 22 deadline. Good luck to everyone!

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192 Responses to “Announcing the Blurb Best Books Contest Plus Your Chance to Win a Free Bookmaking Code!”

  1. 151
    nicole pando

    I have 8 carazy cats that I have the pleasure of living with. Boy oh boy do I have funny short stories staring my furry babies with funny photos to match.

  2. 152
    Natalie

    this would really make me a cat lady! i love it!

  3. 153
    Amanda

    I would truly feel honored to receive the gift of a book code. I have beautiful kitties – and a nice camera.

  4. 154
    Jenny

    This is a great idea. It would be so fun to have my own book by me.

  5. 155
    Kimberley Jumper

    Now this looks like fun!

  6. 156
    Karin

    My kittys would be the best subjects for a book. Their hilarious adventures are never ending!

  7. 157
    Pamela

    Very exciting…would love to win!

  8. 158
    Beth

    This is also a cool contest!

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    Lawrence

    Is this how I get my cats on Oprah?

  11. 161
    Norma Ashcraft

    Oh My Gosh!
    I would so love to have a book with my fur children’s pics in it! Sure hope I win!! Thanks!

  12. 162
    Little Doll

    Would love to have a book with all my cats, past and present.

  13. 163
    Lydia

    I just went to a presentation on Blurb – I’m so excited! i would love to win!!

  14. 164
    Cat Lover

    Very crafty!!!

  15. 165
    Sharon

    How much fun it would be to make a photo book of my cats!

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    Iro

    This is amazing! really creative!I’ve been taking photos of my mother’s three outdoor cats and of my ragdoll that found their use i think!!!

  18. 168
    Jessica

    Neat! I’d probably make one for my mother, who loves my cats like they’re her own and misses them if she goes a week without seeing them.

  19. 169
    Erin

    I’d love to make one!

  20. 170
    Emily H.

    I definitely want to try out these books!

  21. 171
    Angie

    I would love to do this.

  22. 172
    Liz

    I have so many pictures of my cats that this would be perfect! I’ve been look for something like this.

  23. 173
    Maggie

    Aww I would love to make a book for my Siamese!

  24. 174
    Christine

    I love this!!!! My cats need this!

  25. 175
    Janet M-P

    I can hardly wait to get started, boxes of pics of Checkers!

  26. 176
    Wilmaliz

    I would love to make a creative photo book for our kitties.

  27. 177
    Yamairah

    I love books and I love my cat. Can’t think of anything better!

  28. 178
    briana

    i want to do this

  29. 179
    Lindsay Cannon

    I checked out the Blurb site this afternoon, and they have a lot of great stuff. I have heard about them from friends, but I should have checked out the site a lot sooner. You can even offer your completed book layout to others and set a price to make a profit (if you think that your book is that good). Really exciting the possibilities.

  30. 180
    Jennifer

    I would love to participate in this contest.

  31. 181
    Nicky McCarthy

    I would love to try out one of these books,what a lovely way to immortilise my favourite pet,she deserves one of these simply because she found me when i was at my lowest,and always gives me a knowing nudge when i need it,she’s an angel in a furry disguise!

  32. 182
    jessica h.

    this looks awesome!

  33. 183
    kaytie

    This is a great idea – my cats deserve their own book!

  34. 184
    dorothy moss

    A delicious way to create a “starcat” for my sweet kitty……

  35. 185
    Brittany

    how exciting! My Ra deserves his own tv show.

  36. 186
    Nikki

    This is sooooo neat!

  37. 187
    Amanda

    Hope it’s not too late! I’d love to win.

  38. 188
    Andrea

    Awesome program!! I am planning on using it to create a wedding guest book featuring my cats!!!

  39. 189
    renee

    I cannot wait to create one of these book for my cat nancy! I hve loads of photos and stories to tell of her and what an ingenious way to do so!

  40. 190
    Wendy L.

    What a creative and unique way to tell the world why we love our cats!

  41. 191
    terry

    i was planning on making a scrapbook but this would be so much cooler!! my cats would love to knock a book about themselves off the coffee table…

  42. 192
    rowan

    this is a wonderful way to show the world how much our feline friends mean to us


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