Rebecca Fenning of A Sense Of Face wrote:
I've put together a couple of books using Blurb and they do a really great job. I think you get more flexibility as far as using both text and images, as opposed to iPhoto - which is still great, provided you're using only pictures with captions and don't go over their page limit (which I learned the hard way! It gets very expensive very fast!)
Bob Franks of Itawamba Historical Review is also trying Blurb and had this to offer:
I downloaded the software and played around with it. One thing I like about the software is you can print a proof copy of the book you are working on. I simply printed to a PDF file. The software offers some nice templates also. I've already created a 40-page 8x10 landscape sized book and ordered it Monday. I ordered just two copies to see how they turn out and if I am pleased will order more.
Thank you Rebecca and Bob for the added Blurb information. Bob, please let us know how your book turns out and if you have any photos we'd be pleased to feature them in an update.
I have also found a wealth of information at Blurberati, The Blurb Blog. Two articles, Tip - adding text over photos and Tip — changing photo sizes in BookSmart were very helpful.
Blurb has also hosted webinars regarding their publishing. I missed the August 6th webinar, but hope to find one listed on Blurberati in the near future.
If you have any further information about the use of Blurb with family histories, please comment.