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!”

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    Maaike

    Sounds nice, I’d like to enter please :)

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    erica

    would love to see my babies in print!

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    Linda

    What a fun idea! I’d love to creat a book about my cats.

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    Shannon

    This is such a good idea!

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    ellen miller

    This contest is such a cool idea!

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    barbie2be

    i would love to have a book about my moo kitty!

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    Rachel

    I love this. I have a sick kitty and this would be a great way to remember him forever =^..^=

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    iratecat

    I’ve always wanted to do something like that – my little one won’t be around forever, and I want something to remember her by.

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    Debbie

    We have some beautiful photos of the rescue shelter cats who have been through our program (over 700 placed!) that we would like to share through this medium…

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    Chrissy

    These are stunning and a great way to display the TONS of cat pictures I have.

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    Bianca

    Love to make a book of my cats. Like all cats mine are enormously photogenic!

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    karen

    How cool is this??

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    jo-anne in vancouver

    I’d love to make a book devoted to my girls!

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    Rhonda

    My glamourpusses would love to have their 15 minutes of fame :)

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    jenny

    another great idea, kate. thanks for hooking us up! i’d love to be entered in the contest.

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    Eric

    Wow! How cool is that?

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    Brittany

    OoOo! I want it! this looks amazing!

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    brieanne

    love blurb and love my ding dong kitties and their crazy antics! maybe it’s time for ben and stu’s big break!

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    skibbie

    looks great. a good way to bring my digital images lives

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    ann marie

    Will definitely enter, I’ve got a yard full!

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    Anna

    Awesome, Blurb is so much fun! I can turn my cat blog into a book!

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    Kelly

    This is a really cool idea!

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    Ally Hayworth

    I have used Blurb before…very easy and great quality books! I have wanted to put together a book of my cats for a long time!!!

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    Lisa

    Fantastic idea! It will be hard to be the editor… could make a whole shelf full :D

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    Gaby Alicandu

    What a great idea, leaving written history about my furry little children..!!!

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    paul

    very cool, I have not seen this before

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    CPJ

    I’ve been meaning to do one of these photo books since they’re so popular now. Neat idea.

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    Melmike

    Yet another great idea! Thanks for making us aware of all these cool things, ModernCat!

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    Janie M.

    I have SO many pictures of my cat I’m sure I could make a couple of books!!!

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    Renanne

    Wow! Kitties are the happiness! This is the way to share the happiness!!!

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    Aya

    What a great idea!!

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    Saskya

    !! Excellent product idea — let us put our pets into print! I love it.

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    Terrie

    This sounds really interesting! I love the samples shown :)

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    Melissa

    Sounds like fun!

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    kristoffer

    I might buy one of these for christmas :)

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    Betsy

    I’d love to make a photo book with adorable pictures of my four kitties!

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    Marie

    That really looks like fun!

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    Aileen

    This is a great idea! I know just the cat’s to put in a book!

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    becky

    Very cool! We have plenty of pics of Rudy and Miles for a book!

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    Rachel

    Neato Bendito!

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    Suzanne D

    How great is this! Am so glad to know about this site and would love to do a book of our two Siberian/Maine Coon cats, Vanya & Valentine !

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    Izad

    That looks incredibly professional!

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    Chelle M

    Fabulous! This looks like a lot of fun. What a great gift! Thank you.

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    Camila Porto

    Very nice this contest! I’m gonna take photos of my cat right now!

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    Kathy

    Why, this is wonderful! A picture book of our own furry companions! I’ve wanted to have a fitting memorial for my fur friends that have gone on before me, and now I know where to go to do it. I’d never even heard of Blurb.com before the Moderncat update email. Thanks again Moderncat for bringing us more of the web’s best new cat-related content!


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