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A Novel Idea for Book Giving

Boot Camp feature for Thursday, December 24, 2009

Last minute shopping? How about a very different kind of book. I'm Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear. Buying a book as a holiday gift isn't a very novel idea. But what is pretty cool...is giving a certificate...that allows the recipient to publish his or her own book....maybe of photographs, a cookbook, a biography or even a novel. Blurb is one of the Internet based companies that makes that possible and the results are professional looking, reasonably priced and can even be sold online. Marketing director Mike Barash...

"A lot of people do what we call giving the gift of book making to somebody else. And these are usually people who have made books themselves at Blurb.com and they know other creatives in their life who would like to make a book, they have content they've been talking about making a book. And so you can get a gift certificate in any dollar value."

That you can print at the last minute. The quality is typically better that what you'll get from books sold by most online photo sites. You can find us with archives, interviews and more at BootCamp.com. I'm Fred Fishkin.