What's a proof copy?
A proof copy is simply a single Blurb-printed copy of your book. It's standard practice in the printing world to order and review a proof copy before placing a large order, or before submitting the book for an important client, event or class. Once you receive and review your proof copy you can make changes before ordering another proof of placing the final, larger order.
Why is a proof copy important?
This single copy lets you to see how your book looks when printed, bound and trimmed. It's also your chance to catch any typos, dark images, content you've placed over our trim guides or anything else you might have missed while reviewing your book on screen.
We don't review or edit your content or design so it's up to you to make sure things look right. You don't want to order 50 copies of your book only to discover you spelled someone's name incorrectly or placed someone's photo so close to the edge that their head is cut off.
Can Blurb print a partial book?
We can't print individual pages or ship unbound books, and we don't offer free proof copies. Take a look at our pricing page for single copy pricing.
Leave enough time
Be sure you allow enough time for production and shipping for both your proof and the final copies. Check our shipping estimates using our shipping calculator.