Blurb

Blurb is a self-publishing platform that allows users to create, publish, share and sell magazines and trade books. Read more

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Blurb

Blurb is a self-publishing platform that allows users to create, publish, share and sell magazines and trade books. Read more

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CEO

Rix Kramlich

CEO Approval Rating

90/100

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Lulu has been one of Blurb's top competitors. Lulu is a Private company that was founded in 2002 in Morrisville, North Carolina. Lulu operates in the Application Software industry. Compared to Blurb, Lulu has 36 fewer employees.

Snapfish, LLC is seen as one of Blurb's biggest rivals. Snapfish, LLC is a Private company that was founded in San Francisco, California in 1999. Snapfish, LLC is in the Specialty Stores industry. Snapfish, LLC has 221 more employees vs. Blurb.

Mixbook is perceived as one of Blurb's biggest rivals. Mixbook was founded in Redwood City, California} in 2006. Mixbook competes in the Internet Software industry. Compared to Blurb, Mixbook generates $70.4M less revenue.

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Blurb Acquisitions

COMPANY ACQUIRED
ACQUISITION DATE
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
Graphicly, Inc.

May 2014

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undisclosed
Graphicly, provides a digital content delivery system and community platform for authors and publishers.

These are all the companies that Blurb has acquired. Blurb's latest acquisition was Graphicly, Inc. in May 2014. Graphicly, provides a digital content delivery system and community platform for authors and publishers.

Blurb Funding History

Since Blurb was founded in 2005, it has participated in 5 rounds of funding. In total Blurb has raised $26.2M. Blurb's last funding round was on Sep 2010 for a total of $4.7M

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FUNDING DATE

AMOUNT

INVESTORS

Unattributed
Sep 2010
$4.7M
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Series C
Oct 2008
$5M
Debt
Jan 2007
$2.5M
Series B
Aug 2006
$12M
Series A
May 2005
$2M

Since Blurb was founded in 2005, it has participated in 5 rounds of funding. In total Blurb has raised $26.2M. Blurb's last funding round was on Sep 2010 for a total of $4.7M

Blurb Investments

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These are all the companies that Blurb has invested in. Blurb's latest investment was Graphicly, Inc. in May 2014. Graphicly, provides a digital content delivery system and community platform for authors and publishers.

Blurb News

September 12, 2018The Dead Pixels Society

Adobe, Blurb expand book creation and printing capabilities within Lightroom Classic cc

Driven by strong customer demand, newest Lightroom Classic update brings together the best of Blurb's... See more »
July 8, 2018Startup World

Blurb Coupon 2018 | Print and Sell Professional-Quality Photo Books

Blurb Introduction Established in 2004, Blurb headquartered in the San Francisco Bay region. Blurb's ... See more »
June 12, 2018Tom's Guide

Bland Results

Professional photographers often consider Blurb.com's photo book service and its sophistacted tools. ... See more »
May 15, 2018The Dead Pixels Society

Blurb Inc. launches new print API with two partners

BuzzFeed and StoryWorth Successfully Integrate New Blurb Print Platform to Provide Their Customers wi... See more »
March 19, 2018The Dead Pixels Society

Blurb announces changes to top management

Blurb, Inc. Announces Rix Kramlich As Chief Executive Officer. Kelly Leach Promoted To Chief Operatin... See more »
March 5, 20184-traders

Blurb Partners with Leading Creative Influencers to Produce Occasions to Gather, a Cookbook to Benefit Feeding America

(4-traders.com) SAN FRANCISCO, March 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Blurb, Inc., the leading creative b... See more »
October 10, 2017econotimes

Blurb Launches Layflat Photo Books

Blurb, Inc., the leading creative book and magazine self-publishing platform, announced the launch of... See more »

Blurb Blogs

February 24, 2021Blurb Blog

How to Make Your Own Coloring Book

Did you hear? Coloring books aren't just for kids anymore. It's not that surprising when you consider... See more »
February 18, 2021Blurb Blog

How to Hire a Book Editor

When you're preparing to self-publish your book, it can be tempting to think that a DIY edit will be ... See more »
February 16, 2021Blurb Blog

Art and Activism with J LeSha

As soon as we saw, Born Again: An Introduction to the Case for Self-Study we knew it was something sp... See more »
February 4, 2021Blurb Blog

Hit the Books: The Promise of Print

One of the hottest topics in all of the creative world is the power of print. Yes, we live in the Dig... See more »
February 4, 2021Blurb Blog

What Is Typography and Why Is It Important?

Why don't we begin with a typography definition? Typography is the art and technique of arranging typ... See more »
January 28, 2021Blurb Blog

How to Design Your Book's Back Cover

The front cover of a book may be what catches a reader's eye, but it's the back cover that usually co... See more »
January 22, 2021Blurb Blog

Dan Milnor: Setting Creative Limits

Sometimes what we need to be successful book-makers is a good set of limits. Yes, you heard me, limit... See more »

Blurb Press Releases

May 5, 2015BUSINESS WIRE

Blurb Joins Forces with Design Observer and Launches the Thesis Book Project

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Blurb, Inc., the independent book and magazine publishing platform, t... See more »
December 22, 2014BUSINESS WIRE

"The Essence of Wine" Earns a Spot on the New York Times Best Wine Books of 2014 List

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Blurb, the independent book and magazine publishing platform, today a... See more »
November 17, 2014CNW

Winners announced for Canada's largest self-publishing awards

TORONTO, Nov. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - The Association for Art and Social Change (AASC) announced today the w... See more »
November 7, 2014PRESS RELEASE POINT

Blurb's Vetted Dream Team Now Available To Help Authors And Businesses Publish Their Own Books And Magazines

Blurb, the independent book and magazine publishing platform, today announced Dream Team, a marketpla... See more »
October 28, 2014BUSINESS WIRE

Blurb Launches Coffee & Quill Society to Support Writers Taking on the National Novel Writing Month Challenge

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Blurb, the indie book and magazine publishing platform, today announc... See more »
August 19, 2014PRESS RELEASE POINT

Blurb Launches Lower Priced Trade Books, Global Distribution via Ingram, and Output to Reflowable Ebooks for Amazon Kindle

Blurb, the indie book and magazine publishing platform, today announced three new standard Trade Book... See more »
August 14, 2014PR NEWSWIRE

Prize Package Grows as Blurb Joins Bowker in Sponsoring Shelf Unbound's Best Indie Book Contest

DALLAS, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blurb, the popular platform for creating and publishing beautif... See more »

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Blurb Summary

ABOUT

Overview

Blurb is a self-publishing platform that allows users to create, publish, share and sell magazines and trade books. Blurb was founded in 2005. Blurb's headquarters is located in San Francisco, California, USA 94108. It has raised 26.2M in 5 rounds. Th...

CEO

Blurb's CEO, Rix Kramlich, currently has an approval rating of 90%. Blurb's primary competitors are Lulu, Snapfish, LLC & Mixbook.

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blurb.com

Frequently Asked Questions about Blurb

  1. When was Blurb founded?

    Blurb was founded in 2005
  2. Who is Blurb's CEO?

    Blurb's CEO is Rix Kramlich
  3. How much revenue does Blurb generate?

    Blurb generates $105.4M in revenue
  4. How much funding does Blurb have?

    Blurb has historically raised $26.2M in funding
  1. Where is Blurb's headquarters?

    Blurb's headquarters is in San Francisco California, USA
  2. How many employees does Blurb have?

    Blurb has 136 employees
  3. What sector does Blurb operate in?

    Blurb is in Advertising & Marketing, Publishing
  4. Who are Blurb's competitors?

    Blurb's top competitors are Lulu, Snapfish, LLC, Mixbook