SOURCE: Inkubook

September 30, 2010 14:18 ET

Inkubook Delivers Professional Quality Photo Books From Within Windows Live Photo Gallery, Made in Minutes

Microsoft Selects Inkubook as Photo Book Provider for Windows Live Essentials 2011

INDIANAPOLIS, IN--(Marketwire - September 30, 2010) - Inkubook, creators of professional-quality photo books online, today announced that they have plans to enable a fast and easy way for Windows Live Essentials users to create beautiful photo books in minutes. The Inkubook integration in Windows Live Photo Gallery will launch in North America beginning September 30th and roll out globally over the next year.

In minutes, users can download the Inkubook Photo Book Uploader from within Windows Live Photo Gallery, import photos, and lay out a beautiful photo book. The Inkubook and Windows Live Essentials software is free; users pay nothing until they decide to purchase a book (prices start at $9.95).

"We've seen the demand for professional-quality photo books in recent years, and we want to make it fast, easy and fun for people to create a beautiful book out of their photos from Windows Live Photo Gallery," said Bryan Saftler, Product Manager at Microsoft Corp. "We're thrilled to be working with Inkubook."

"We're excited to bring Inkubook to the Microsoft community as a Windows Live partner," said Ken Kratz, GM, Inkubook. "We share the common goal with Microsoft to help people do more on their PCs. We built a fast, easy-to-use bookmaking platform -- and this is a great opportunity to help millions of people bring their photos to life in a book. Bookmaking made easy means always having the perfect gift for a special occasion, and never missing an opportunity to share great photos with the people you care about."

Making your photo book is easy. Simply install the plug-in for Inkubook's Photo Book Uploader. Once installed, select the photos you want to create a book from and click on the Inkubook logo in the Share window. From here, you'll be able to preview what your book may look like. Select a book size and cover type (hardcover or softcover), pick a theme, choose your photo layout, then upload to Inkubook to customize your layout and design.

Choose from hundreds of professionally designed layouts and backgrounds, drag and drop your photos, add titles, captions, or any copy you'd like. When you're ready, simply order your photo book. You can order one copy, or as many as you like. It will arrive in 7-10 business days.

To download the Inkubook Photo Book Uploader from within Windows Live Photo Gallery, go to http://inkubook.com/WindowsLivePhotoBooks.

About Inkubook
Inkubook, an Author Solutions brand, is a fast, fun, and drop-dead simple online photo book service that enables people to make professional-quality photo books and calendars in minutes. With Inkubook, it's simple to upload photos and then drag and drop them into creative layouts to make a gorgeous photo book. Inkubook bookmakers can invite friends to contribute photos, making the bookmaking process more collaborative, and more fun. To download the Inkubook Photo Book Uploader and get started today, visit http://inkubook.com/WindowsLivePhotoBooks

About Author Solutions, Inc.
Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI), a 2009 Inc. 5000 company, is owned by Bertram Capital and is the world leader in indie book publishing -- the fastest-growing segment of publishing. ASI's self-publishing brands -- AuthorHouse, AuthorHouse UK, iUniverse, Trafford, Xlibris, Wordclay and Inkubook -- have helped more than 85,000 authors self-publish, promote, and bring to market more than 120,000 new titles. Through strategic alliances with leading trade publishers, ASI is making it possible to develop new literary talent efficiently and provide authors a platform for bringing their books to market. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, ASI also operates offices in Indianapolis and Milton Keynes, England. Visit www.authorsolutions.com and follow us on Twitter @authorsolutions for more information.

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