WHAT’S NEW IN THE PHOTO BOOK WORLD…
Okay folks, I have some good news and I have some bad news.
Several companies have added new book sizes and paper choices and products, but on the flip side, some intro pricing on options has shifted to their normal pricing, some book prices are going up and one company is even closing down its site! (This just means more work to clean up my Photo Book Wizard database which I try my best to keep up to date!)
But take heart, there are always sales and free photo book offers and new photo book companies popping up every day!
Picaboo just announced some new products and updated software.
- Picaboo is now offering square books in sizes 8×8 and 12×12. Previously they only sold landscape photo books. See all Picaboo photo book sizes and types here.
- New products also include prints and collage photos
- New update to Picaboo X software – they’ve added an alignment tool – something we’ve been asking for at PBG!
Get $10 off PLUS FREE Shipping on ALL 8.5 x 11 books (including the lay flat Madison, flush mounts etc.!)
Coupon Code: SPRINGTEN
Deal Expires: 3/21/11
Don’t forget about the FREE Picaboo photo book deal! (Ends 3/22)
MyPublisher has some new products and a new paper option!
1) They’ve added a hardcover version of the 7.75 x 5.75 photo book size.
- Price starts at $19.99
- 20 to 100 pages
- 115 lb. high gloss archival paper
- Full custom cover
- Can add lay flat for $15.00
2) Also a new mini softcover book – 3.5 x 2.75 called the My Mini
- $2.49 each
- Fixed page count at 20 pages
- 115 lb. high gloss archival
3) MyPublisher also has a new paper option – Super Gloss
I haven’t seen what this looks like yet – but according to MyPublisher, this high gloss photographic-like paper is going to give you a sharper, clearer, richer, deeper, more vibrant image. The pages will also be thicker than normal and scratch and spill resistant. Wow, that’s a big claim they are making! Anyone try it yet? I believe it’s only been out for a few days.
(One photo book reader contacted me recently about spilling a Coke on her beloved MyPublisher book, luckily it only got on the edges and it appears that she salvaged it. I wonder if these “spill resistant” pages can stand up to a can of Coke! LOL! Anyone want to test that out?)
The intro pricing is as follows:
- Classic Book – $10.00 upgrade
- Deluxe Book – $20.00 upgrade
4) The intro pricing on the lay flat pages alas is no more…
I updated the database to reflect the new pricing:
- Classic Book lay flat upgrade – went from $25.00 to $35.00
- Deluxe Book lay flat upgrade – went from $50.00 to $75.00
5) We have some DEALS!
Coupon Code: SPRINGSALE
Deal Expires: 3/23/11
Also, don’t forget about the MyPublisher BOGO Deal (Ends 3/28)
Unfortunately, AdoramaPix announced they are going to raise their prices, which haven’t been posted yet – but to ease the pain, they are running a 35% off deal on all photo books right now.
Deal Expires: 3/21/11
Photoworks announced they are closing their site, but you can get a $30 credit on Shutterfly if you transfer your account by 5/2/11.
The best way to not miss the latest photo book news or deals is to stay in touch!