Press Release: Blurb Adds MagCloud, an On-Demand Magazine and Digital Publishing Business, to Its Portfolio
"Since the inception of MagCloud as an HP Labs innovation to its current commercial success, we've strived to democratize the face of magazine publishing," said Andrew Bolwell, general manager, HP MagCloud. "As a long-time HP customer and pioneer of the self-publishing industry, Blurb is the right company to take on the MagCloud business at this point in time."
Existing MagCloud customers will not notice any immediate changes. Current and new publications will still be available to print, sell, and distribute through MagCloud just as they are today. MagCloud customers joining Blurb's ecosystem will gain many new benefits, including access to:
- Precision design tools - like the recently released Blurb BookWrightTM - to help them design their magazines
- Offset printing options for greater cost savings
- Unprecedented global reach across 80+ countries of Blurb's platform
- The Blurb Bookstore and third-party marketplaces
Blurb is in the middle of its most exciting year yet. From its recently announced new precision print and ebook tool called BookWright, its seamless integration with Amazon distribution, and new offset, warehousing, and fulfillment services, 2014 promises to be big.
For more information, please visit http://www.blurb.com/magcloud.
Blurb® is a company and a community that believes passionately in the power of designed books - in both print and ebook form. Blurb's indie publishing platform is simple yet flexible enough to make everyone an author - every blogger, cook, designer, photographer, entrepreneur, poet, everyone. Founded by Eileen Gittins in 2005 and funded by Canaan Partners and Anthem Venture Partners, the Blurb platform enables everyone to independently publish, share, market, and distribute their work. Blurb's portfolio of free software tools include Blurb's BookWright, BookSmart, and Bookify in addition to a plug-in for Adobe InDesign® plus full integration into Adobe Lightroom®. With over one million book creators and more than 2.8 million unique titles published to date, Blurb is re-imagining what books can and should be in the 21st century - and who gets to create them.