Upload a book using the Blurb Book Creator plug-in for InDesign

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If you've created a book using the Blurb Book Creator plug-in for InDesign, uploading it to Blurb is pretty simple: click the "Upload Book" button and follow the instructions. This will generate a PDF for you to review before the upload continues. If you'd like step by step guidance see the steps below. 


If using the plug-in, there's no need to manually export a PDF. Just follow the steps below and the PDF will be auto-generated for you.


 1. First review your cover and pages carefully within InDesign. Blurb doesn't review or edit anything. It's up to you to check for things like typos and image quality, and to follow the trim, bleed and safe zone guides provided in the plug-in templates.

2. If everything looks the way you want it to, click File>Blurb Book Creator and then click the Upload Book button. This will create an automatically generated PDF. (Do not manually export a PDF yourself. Let the plug-in do that for you!) 



3. Carefully review the PDF generated by the plug-in (both the cover and the pages). Remember, look for things like typos, bleed and trim issues, and image quality. (Give the PDFs the 200% test if needed).



4. If the PDF looks the way you want it to, return to InDesign and click Upload Book. Otherwise, click Keep Working to make changes then repeat steps 2 and 3 above.



5.Your book will now begin uploading. (Log in using your Blurb username and password if prompted). 





6. After your book successfully uploads you can order copies. You can also set it up to sell to others, if you wish.

As always, it's a good idea to order and review a single Blurb-printed copy before you order multiple copies. Blurb does not review your content, layout, or design.




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