Blurb announces a global partnership with Samsung for auto-creating stunning
photo books and magazines
Samsung GALAXY S 4 users can now instantly convert their digital photos into
rich print memories that last a lifetime
SAN FRANCISCO, March 15, 2013 /CNW/ - Blurb, the global creative publishing
platform, today announces its partnership with Samsung Electronics to power
worldwide book and magazine print production and fulfillment within Story
Album for Samsung GALAXY S 4, Samsung's newly announced flagship smartphone.
Users of Samsung GALAXY S 4 will be able to automatically create professional
quality print photo books and magazines quickly and seamlessly from their
camera phone images.
"People love the convenience and immediacy of camera phone imagery, but they
also prize the beauty and permanence of print media," said Eileen Gittins,
Blurb's CEO and Founder. "As our lives become increasingly digital, people are
genuinely appreciating the value of physical artifacts," Gittins continued.
"By combining the remarkable image quality that the GALAXY S 4 offers with the
easy production of books and magazines that Blurb brings, everyone gets the
best of digital and analog."
Until now, there has not been a simple and elegant way to curate and design,
and then order a book or magazine directly from the smartphone itself. Samsung
and Blurb teamed up to solve this problem via the pre-installed Story Album
and its auto-generated layouts that instantly convert into print-worthy
"The Samsung GALAXY S 4 is equipped with the superb quality camera and unique,
sophisticated features maximizing the usage of photography experiences," said
Chan-Woo Park, Vice President of Product Strategy Team at Samsung. "We expect
our customers will want to output their beautiful images into equally
beautiful books and magazines. Our partnership with Blurb will provide the
top-of-the-class experience for our customers."
Blurb brings Samsung massive capacity and redundancy via its six print
locations on three continents, support for the world's major currencies and
languages, and deep shipping and logistics expertise. Blurb is already a
global company having delivered more than 6.5 million books to 70 countries to
date, with half of its revenues currently generated outside the United States.
Like Blurb on Facebook, and follow on Twitter. For more information on how you
can get started creating your own Blurb book or magazine, please visit
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new
possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and
discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones,
personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical
devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 236,000 people across 79
countries with annual sales exceeding KRW 201 trillion. To discover more,
please visit www.samsung.com.
Every story is its own adventure. Blurb® is a creative publishing platform
that unleashes the creative genius inside everyone. Blurb's platform makes it
easy to design, publish, market and sell professional-quality books, catalogs
and magazines in both print and digital forms. Through its bookstore and
online marketing tools, Blurb enables its book-makers to sell their work,
while its social and community features allow customers to create and share
Blurb books across social channels.
Founded by Eileen Gittins in 2005, Blurb includes a team of design, Internet
and software veterans who share a passion for helping people bring their
stories to life. To date, Blurb has shipped over 6.5 million books to 70
countries. In 2010, Blurb was ranked the fastest growing media company on the
Inc. 500. Blurb is based in San Francisco with offices in London. For more
info, visit www.blurb.com\samsung.
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