Finally! Blurb has released their PDF to Book feature!
This means we can design using either their pre-made Indesign templates or their guidelines to create our own and then upload our PDFs!
Say bye-bye to that whole export to pdf-import to photoshop-export to png-import to BookSmart process. Thank goodness.
For a designer I can immediately see two great things:
1. Greater control of a book cover's design including the spine; before you were limited to the typefaces and layouts of BookSmart.
2. Typographic treatment will be more flexible and I hope reproduce with higher quality.
I love it when workflow is streamlined and technology works to make a designer's job easier.