June 27, 2012 10:15 ET

Billions of Photos Forgotten on Facebook: Preserve Memories in a Blurb Book

Create a Book With Blurb's Facebook to Photo Book Workflow; Capture Memories in Print by Importing Not Only Photos but Captions and Comments Too

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 27, 2012) - Blurb, the creative publishing and marketing platform, has unveiled an improved Facebook to photo book workflow, making it even easier to capture your favorite memories from Facebook in a beautiful, bookstore-quality book. With billions of photos uploaded to Facebook and then lost to the ever-changing wall, Blurb has created an easy way to capture fleeting online moments and connections in a physical product so the memories live beyond their lifecycle on Facebook.

55% of Blurb users surveyed reported that they rarely look through old photos and comments on Facebook itself, but that those photos are "very important" to them, and they would like the opportunity to preserve their digital memories in some way. Using the Facebook to photo book workflow, anyone can create a 7x7 inch square format book in just minutes, with prices starting under $11. More information is available here:

"There's no question that our people want to see their Facebook photos, and the conversations around those photos, live on beyond the wall," said Eileen Gittins, founder and CEO, Blurb. "75% of Blurb users on Facebook have made prints of their favorite Facebook photos because they want to preserve those special moments. But prints don't capture the conversations as well sadly. Using services like Blurb, it's quite affordable and simple to preserve those stories in an elegant, timeless way."

Among the key updates to the Facebook to photo book workflow is the ability to import any photos that your Facebook friends have made public, giving everyone access to thousands of great photos from their Facebook community.

New features include the following:

  • More photos to choose from -- users now have access to search and import any photo a Facebook friend has uploaded
  • Great new cover design -- your 4 most popular photos arranged in a stylish grid
  • Improved photo gathering experience -- it's easier to see your photo selection build as you gather photos from different albums for your book
  • Quicker creation time -- streamlined editing process will help you make quick adjustments before you publish

For more information, and to begin your Facebook photo book today, please visit

About Blurb®
Blurb® is a creative publishing and marketing platform that unleashes the creative genius inside everyone. Blurb's platform makes it easy to design, publish, market and sell professional-quality print and ebooks. Blurb's bookstore and online marketing tools enable customers to market and sell their books, and keep 100% of their profit. Blurb's social and community features allow customers to create and share Blurb books across social channels with ease.

Eileen Gittins founded Blurb in 2005. In 2011, Blurb shipped nearly 2 million books to 70 countries and territories. Blurb authors used the company's Set Your Price program to earn more than $1 million in profits on print and ebook sales. Blurb is based in San Francisco with offices in London. For more info, visit

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