MyPublisher Review

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MyPublisher has been in the photo book publishing business for quite some time – founded in 1995 and based in Valhalla, New York. I’ve been making photo books for about five seven years now and MyPublisher was the first company that I tried. Update 4/30/2013: Shutterfly has acquired MyPublisher. MyPublisher photo books will continue to be offered however other products such as cards and calendars will no longer be available.

MyPublisher offers only landscape photo books with three sizes in hardcover and two sizes in softcover. Linen, leather and dust jackets are all possible cover options. Lay flat options are also available with an additional fee.

MyPublisher is both Mac and PC compatible, though the Mac software features lag behind the PC version. For instance the latest PC version gives you a running total of cost as you build the book, while the Mac software doesn’t. The PC version also allows you to order the newest MyPublisher hardcover which they call “photo finish” which features your selected photo printed directly onto the surface of the book. The only full photo cover available for Mac users at this time is to order a dust jacket. According to the company this will be made available for Mac users sometime this summer (2010).

(UPDATE: 2/26/2012 - New paper choices include super gloss paper and an option of choosing matte or satin paper. Classic books have gone from 115 lb. in weight to 120 lb. while Deluxe books have gone from 182 lb. to 170 lb. paper. Premium end sheets and slipcase covers are also new additions.

(UPDATE: 7/19/11 - MyPublisher 6.0 software is now available for Mac users with photo finish option and customizable layouts. 7.0 version is also available for PC users with option to customize your layouts and two-page spread.)

What initially drew me to MyPublisher was the ease of use of the software and the free book with book purchase offered to all new customers.  With MyPublisher you download the software to your computer, select the photos you want to use and drag and drop the photos into the templates.  Although the software is easy to use, it can slow down your computer considerably and the books themselves can be huge space hogs. When you’re finished you preview the pages of the book and then upload the book and photos to the site.  The ease of use however is what may also be its biggest limitation.  Perhaps to keep the program and interface simple, MyPublisher limits customization to the provided layouts. You cannot customize the templates or change the layouts like you can with other photo book publishers. Custom layouts are possible but only if you create them with an outside design or layout program. If you want to have design flexibility you will be quite limited with this program. (See update above - customization is now available.)

Where MyPublisher excels is print quality and book construction. The paper quality is very good, with the Deluxe size (15x11.5) featuring thicker paper (182 lb.) than the Classic size (11.25x8.75) (115 lb.). Super gloss paper is also now available. The vellum fly sheets featured at the front and back of the photobooks are a nice finishing touch and the binding is sturdy and neat. My photos come back very vivid and with a sharp print quality.

Additionally if you’re looking for speed, MyPublisher has been the one of the fastest companies in book production and delivery. I’ve often received my books in about a week, from the time of hitting the order button to arrival on my doorstep. There have been some instances where I have received books with text being cut off or not spacing properly and with some colors being rather off, so consistency can be an issue, but upon notifying the company, they have been prompt and accommodating in offering coupon codes to reprint my orders.

You can check out my MyPublisher comparison to Snapfish or my comparison review of MyPublisher, Mpix, Blurb and Snapfish. Additional reviews are in the blog section below.

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MyPublisher Reviews from the Blog

Feb 28, 2013: Third Anniversary MyPublisher $100 Giveaway Winners Plus Exclusive Canvas and Photo Book Coupon Codes 2013 (ENDED))
Feb 24, 2013: MyPublisher Canvas Review Part 2 - Print Quality & Exclusive MyPublisher Coupon Codes
Feb 18, 2013: Photo Book Girl Turns Three! New Canvas Print Deals & MyPublisher Giveaway & Canvas Review (International) (ENDED)
Sep 16, 2012: Dream Wedding Guest Book MyPublisher Giveaway 2012 Winners!
Sep 4, 2012: Choosing the Right Paper for your MyPublisher Photo Book [Photo Book Girl's Dream Wedding Guest Book MyPublisher Giveaway & Exclusive Promo Code 2012 (International)(ENDED)]
Mar 11, 2012: PhotoBookGirl Turns Two! MyPublisher 2012 Giveaway Winners Announced!
Feb 28, 2012: PhotoBookGirl Turns Two! Let's Celebrate with a MyPublisher 2012 Giveaway! (ENDED)
Jul 5, 2011: MyPublisher GIVEAWAY (10 prizes!) Plus Review of Super Gloss Paper (ENDED)
Feb 2, 2011: Multi-Volume Photo Books - Make a Series
Jan 21, 2011: Lay Flat MyPublisher Photo Book Review & A Lay Flat Photo Book Comparison
Dec 17, 2010: MyPublisher Deluxe Photo Book Review - Make Your Own Custom Pages for your Photo Book
Sep 5, 2010: MyPublisher & Best Buy - Buy 1 Get 1 FREE deal
Jun 23, 2010: A Review of MyPublisher's Photo Finish Hardcover
Jun 1, 2010: DIY Wedding Photo Ideas for the Big Day - Creative Tips on Showcasing your Engagement Photos (Wedding Guest Book)
Apr 24, 2010: Quick Reviews of MyPublisher's New Photo Finish Cover & HotBook #2 at Flickr
Mar 14, 2010: New MyPublisher Software
Mar 13, 2010: Blurb vs Mpix Review - Make Your Own Affordable Wedding Photo Book - A Bride-to-Bride Guide (with Pictures) Part II
Mar 8, 2010: A Review of Photo Book Printing Companies that I've Used: Blurb vs. MyPublisher vs. Snapfish vs. Mpix
Mar 2, 2010: Snapfish vs MyPublisher Review - Make Your Own Affordable Wedding Photo Book - A Bride-to-Bride Guide (with Pictures) Part I


Quick Specs for MyPublisherNew to photo books? Learn the lingo

Book TypeHardcover & Softcover
Book ShapeLandscape
Types of CoversDie Cut Linen or Leather, Dust Jacket, Full Photo Cover
Min/Max Pages20 - 100
Paper120 lb. (Classic); 170 lb. (Deluxe); Super Gloss
BindingHardcover - case bound; Softcover - perfect bound
Lay FlatYes
Fully Customizable LayoutsYes
Themes10
Layouts/Templates200+
Backgrounds30+ colors (depends on theme)
Image as BackgroundYes
Full Photo CoverYes
Customizable SpineYes
Full Photo Back CoverYes
Full Page BleedYes
Captions/FontsCan use your own fonts
EmbellishmentsYes
Mac/PCBoth
Download or OnlineDownload
Special Photo ImportingNo
Share OnlineYes
Sell OnlineNo
CollaborationNo
LogoYes (can pay to remove)
Photo Editing in ProgramRotate, Size, Auto-Enhance
Digital Scrapbooking CompatibleNo


MyPublisher Photo Books

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