Bespoke book printing and sales service Blurb has released its plug-in for Adobe InDesign. The plug-in, compatible with InDesign CS3, 4 and 5, will allow users to create books any of Blurb’s hundreds of page and cover templates right within InDesign and greatly improves the export and PDF-to-Book upload process -- providing users with a more streamlined bookmaking experience.
Blurb says that its plug-in is the first of its kind offered by a mainstream online book making platform. It features the Blurb Template Creator interface, which creates blank page and cover templates in InDesign on a selection of book size and paper, type or cover. There's also the Blurb PDF export preset, which is automatically installed for higher quality printing and fewer errors.
“The free Blurb plug-in for InDesign CS5.5 is an excellent resource for anyone using InDesign who wants to publish a book with Blurb,” said Kiyo Toma, senior product manager for InDesign at Adobe. “This plug-in lets every InDesign user focus on book design by reducing the complexity inherent in the book production process.”
Blurb’s plug-in for InDesign is the second in a suite of applications designed to work in conjunction with Adobe products, following the May launch of their Adobe Photoshop Lightroom plug-in.