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Third Anniversary MyPublisher $100 Giveaway Winners Plus Exclusive Canvas and Photo Book Coupon Codes 2013 (ENDED))



Hey folks, sorry I’m posting this a lot later than I had hoped, but the whole day just flew by and this evening, my mom and brother were nice enough to babysit Photo Book Baby so the hubby and I could have dinner and a few hours to relax. We hadn’t been out to dinner without Photo Book Baby in quite a while, so this was a nice treat. I was so busy earlier that I totally forgot until I started writing this post, that today is the actual anniversary for Photobookgirl.com! February 28, 2010, was the day I said “Hello World!” and it’s been a great ride ever since. Thanks for all of your support!

So, let’s announce the three lucky winners of my MyPublisher Third Anniversary Giveaway!

Each winner will receive a $100.00 credit towards their next MyPublisher order!

Drumroll please…

Kerri Brittany H plans to make a photo book; (we had redraw since our first winning entry didn’t respond)

Lesley has been taking a lot of pictures and needs to get caught up on her photo books;

Linda J is going to make a MyPublisher Deluxe Photo book for her mom with photos she’s scanned from as far back as 1902!

Photo books all around!

Congrats you three, you will be getting an email from me later tonight, if not please check your spam folder cause this is one email you don’t want to miss. Please e-mail me back so I can confirm your info and give you your prizes.

You will have 48 hours from the time of my email to reply, so please make sure to do that so I don’t have to redraw!

Don’t worry if you didn’t win, there are several great MyPublisher deals going on!


Here’s an exclusive canvas coupon code from MyPublisher:

Save 25% off all canvas orders over $50.00.

Save 50% off on all canvas orders over $100.00.


Deal Expires: 4/30/2013 (11:59PM PST)



My favorite deal from MyPublisher is the FREE EXTRA PAGES deal!

If you’ve printed with MyPublisher before, you know that this is probably the best deal they offer if you’re wanting to make a large book. It’s about 70% off!

$35 for a Classic Photo Book (with up to 100 pages!)

$70 for a Deluxe Photo Book (with up to 100 pages!)


Deal Expires: 3/1/2013 EXTENDED to 4/30/2013 (11:59pm PST)!

This promotion entitles select MyPublisher users to receive a $35 classic photo book including free extra pages and photo finish or book jacket cover option ($115.19 value) OR a $70 deluxe photo book with free extra pages and photo finish or book jacket cover ($229.19 value). Other paper, printing and cover options, and slipcases, may be added to the order at full retail price. This offer does not apply to any other photo books, cards, calendars, scrapbook pages, canvas prints, gift certificates, or any other product.



Are you a new MyPublisher customer? They’ve brought back their FREE PHOTO BOOK promotion for a short time (through 3/3/2013). This will get you a FREE 20-page hardcover pocketbook photo book, or a $19.99 credit towards a larger book.

Also, check out the latest photo book deals on my Coupons and Deals page and more deals on the photo book Groupon tracker page!

Thanks to MyPublisher for sponsoring this giveaway!




Be sure to check out my CANVAS DEALS!


  1. Lesley
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 7:41 am | #

    Thanks so much! I am so excited to start getting caught up even though I know I will always be behind.

    • photobookgirl
      Posted March 2, 2013 at 4:18 pm | #

      You’re welcome – eh, if someone says they are caught up, they are not telling the truth! ha ha…

  2. Emily
    Posted May 2, 2013 at 9:04 am | #

    Please help! I’ve spent about an hour on chat with MyPublisher and still can’t get a straight answer about the bleed. They say that for internal pages Classic Hardcover the finished size should be 11.08 x 8.58 inches and to allow 1/8 to 1/4 inch around the edge. Most photo book companies say to make your image with a bleed of 1/8 inch on all sides, as that is how they trim.
    I asked: “So the 11.08 x 8.58 is the actual page dimesion
    but the image size should actually be 11.33 x 8.83?
    to allow for .125 cropping on each side?”
    The answer was: you will want the page to be the size of the internal dimensions
    I said: but you said that this will be cropped by 1/8 inch
    She said: yes sorry i forgot about that part.

    I think you usually create your books in a third-party software first – what do you use for dimensions and do you have problems with cropping?

    • photobookgirl
      Posted May 2, 2013 at 10:38 pm | #

      Hi Emily,

      I hate math. I don’t know if you’ll like my non-precise answer, but I go with the exact dimensions of the page, sometimes I add a quarter inch to the dimensions all around. I do one test layout and then I upload it before doing anything else. From that one test page I can determine where I need to make adjustments. Most of the time, if I don’t want anything cropped, I have to allow a larger margin around my design (except for the background and any elements or clip art that I want to extend all the way to the edge of the page and beyond to allow for trim). So, I usually do no math. I go by a test page and don’t worry about the numbers. Then I make sure to check the preview. I also take into account if I’m doing a lay flat with no gutter or a lay flat with a small gutter. Mostly however, I don’t put any important element like a caption or text too close to any edges. I hope that helps! I wrote more about how to set up your pages in external software here.

      • Emily
        Posted May 3, 2013 at 3:17 am | #

        Well, that was a lot more helpful than they were. It is a bit frustrating since Blurb even provides templates so you know exactly where the design will be cropped! (Obviously you still leave a safe zone.) I don’t put text close to the edge, but I do like to bleed photos so I just want to know where it will cut off. Thanks so much for your help – I am making a from when my friend and her 10-month-old son visited us for 3 weeks in China, so it’s a big, important one!

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