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. 101
    Ebru

    it was time for cinko to publish her memoires, life and opinions.

  2. 102
    Amber

    Well, it just so happens that I have a new camera!

  3. 103
    Sally Messing

    Our cat has his own blog, and we’ve been dying to make a book of some of his best photos!

  4. 104
    jmuhj

    What a great idea! I’ve created two books in tribute to my folks, using an online photo service, and know what a blast it is to create something unique to treasure forever. Whomever wins this will undoubtedly do so as well!

  5. 105
    Amy Roberts

    Ready to make my book! Thank you!

  6. 106
    Mon

    I have been collecting some really funny photos of my pets. Now it’s time to publish them! Yeah!

  7. 107
    Darcy B

    Yes please!! I would love to make a book of pictures of my fur baby!

  8. 108
    monikka

    this looks really cool and funnnn!

  9. 109
    linda

    time for me to create a legacy of the family cats past and present

  10. 110
    Steve

    sounds interesting

  11. 111
    Nikki

    Awesome, this looks so fun!

  12. 112
    Debra

    Fantastic idea – I know someone who could use this!

  13. 113
    connie

    that is a really cute idea. can’t wait to see what others come up with.

  14. 114
    Cat with a Garden

    This is the best give away ever. We would so love a book about us!

  15. 115
    Susan

    Oooooooo I wanna make a book so much!!!

    Lucky the cat >^..^<

  16. 116
    Azar ATTURA

    A blurb is a blog is a book.

  17. 117
    anna

    Our photogenic kittens will so need to get published :)

  18. 118
    Seabella

    wow, I would love a chase too do this with my cats, thanks moderncat.

  19. 119
    Holly

    Oh Wow! This is so exciting. My creative juices are already flowing, so I sure do hope to win one of these generous book passes!

  20. 120
    Tonya

    This is a fabulous idea! Everyone needs a photobook of their small furry friends!

  21. 121
    Jason

    book ‘em danno. would love to get a catbook out with my cat’s photos!

  22. 122
  23. 123
    Susan

    “We’ll be famous!” say Zoe & Phoeb…

  24. 124
    Lisa Mannetti

    I would love to win this–I already have an entire virtual haunted house website devoted to my cats, Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn and it’s based on a YA book I’ve already written–wherein Tom and Huck are reincarnated as familiars to a witch.
    http://www.thechanceryhouse.com

    Harry and Theo Houdini could be a second book very easily!

  25. 125
    Debbie

    I love these DIY books that can be published & would really love to do a book about my cat!

  26. 126
    10 cat Mom

    Wow, what fun.

  27. 127
    Shai

    What a great idea! I have my fingers crossed

  28. 128
    maggie p

    my kitties would love to star in a book :) they certainly are attention mongers…

  29. 129
    Liz

    That’s a great idea. I’m looking forward to seeing the finalists.

  30. 130
    Stephanie

    How cool is that?

  31. 131
  32. 132
    Bunanoki

    Tanuki wants one of this.

  33. 133
    Maria

    I didn’t know this site existed… Great idea… Going to write a book… Now.. :) )

  34. 134
    KatsRule

    The Great Kitty Rescue Cats would be perfect for this book project!

  35. 135
    Michelle

    How fun! The boys will love it!!

  36. 136
    Magdalena

    This would be great! Crossing fingers, -m

  37. 137
    Elizabeth

    this would be great fun, and a lot of work!

  38. 138
    Brenda

    what a fun challenge this would be!

  39. 139
    May T.

    This is an awesome contest! I’ve always wanted to create my own book – my four cats will definitely love this.

  40. 140
    Melonie

    VEEEEEERY Interesting. Thanks for sharing!

  41. 141
    Lea

    This software looks like it creates great quality photobooks, but there are so many products on the market like this – how is this any different then Snapfish, Fujifilm, Kodak, or any other company that has this type of functionality? I’m anxious to find out!

  42. 142
    mirabelle

    Oh I need to do this for my recently departed kitty…

  43. 143
    Sam

    how cool is this?!?!

  44. 144
    Silvia

    Yeah a contest! I have tons of cat pictures to fill a book.

  45. 145
    Carli

    My kitty is ready for her photoshoot. *snap snap* Oh your a tiger! RourW! RourW!

  46. 146
  47. 147
    Yire

    This is a great idea! I bet my little brother would spend hours looking through it.

  48. 148
    miryam

    Tyler wants to make a book with all his new pictures. :)

  49. 149
    Stuerzchen

    WOW! This is very cool! Thanks for finding and sharing! YOu are so great!

  50. 150
    emma

    Best contest idea evah!! I’m telling all my cat loving friends!


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