I would be remiss, dear DIYers, if I did not warn you about the bucket loads of awesome wedding photos coming your way after you say “I Do!”. In this age of ubiquitous smart phones and high-quality digital cameras, nearly all your guests are going to be packing a lens and will be eager to share their favorite shots with you after the big day. Instead of letting those awesome candid shots languish on a hard drive somewhere, why not create a custom photo album to have a keepsake?
Today I’m very excited to introduce you to MyPublisher, a well-established and respected photo book service that allows you to create high-quality customized wedding books from any digital photos.
MyPublisher photo books are created via a free software program you download onto your computer. (Macs and PCs are supported.) The software is very user-friendly and intuitive so, for most users, there isn’t a big learning curve or complex set of instructions to follow.
Getting started with MyPublisher is simple. Launch the MyPublisher application and the home screen will guide to the next step. Create a totally customized (designed by you) book that allows you to any add images or text you’d like. If you’re someone whose short on time or want to simplify things even further, you can chose one of their stylish ready-made template designs.
The next steps are to choose the book size, name your project, select an album style, pick your cover type, and start designing! MyPublisher offers landscape photo books in four sizes. Four different cover options are available for the books: linen, leather, photo finish and dust jackets. And, to even further customize your fabulous book, MyPublisher offers super gloss printing, lay flat pages, and patterned end sheets.
What comes next is the “hard” part: choosing among all of the AWESOME images you have! MyPublisher will automatically search for your photo libraries but you can direct it to wherever your photo stash resides on your hard drive. The interface makes it a snap to select and organize pictures; just double click an image or use the “Add Photo” button. If you ever get stuck during the process, the application has a prominent and well-designed help section to guide you, step-by-step, through the process. Even better? Their customer service staff will be happy to help you out if you need some extra help through the process. Lovely!
Now it’s time to make the book and, friends, it is easy! The MyPublisher application will guide you through the creative process with prompts to add pictures, background images, decorate accents, or text. If there is a problem with your book – such as an incorrect image size – the Book Maker will tell you ahead of time so there’s no chance of random errors in your design.
Of course the MyPublisher application allows you to preview your book before you commit to the print process. Should you change your mind about anything in your book, erasing or changing any element can be done with the click of a mouse.
Let’s talk about price. MyPublisher Photo Books start at $2.99 for a 20 page mini book (which would make a great gift for members of your wedding party) and go up to $59.99 for a Deluxe 15″ x 11.5″ hardcover book. There is a $1.99 per page charge for books over 20 pages which is still affordable and competitive with other services. All books have a maximum capacity of 100 pages. Extra fees apply for upgrades like leather, photo finish, and book jacket covers as well as paper selections, end sheets, and printing upgrades.
MyPublisher also has available boxes and slipcases to help keep your books in tip-top shape and all paper is PH neutral and derived from sustainably-controlled forests ensuring your albums will be preserved for generations to come.
All photo books are handmade and constructed in-house. Their attention to detail is superb, their book quality is excellent, and their level of customer service is top-notch. This is the kind of company I love supporting here at DIY Bride and I know that you’ll love what they have to offer!
Our friends at MyPublisher have extended a very special offer for DIY Bride readers. Save up to 50% on a hardcover photo book by using promo link: http://bit.ly/1GqYJcz . With such a generous discount, there’s no reason not to create your own album!
So, what if you’re not so hands-on and want someone to do the do the design work for you? Or perhaps you’re looking for an album that’s a bit more refined with higher-quality materials? No problem! MyPublisher offers a Premium Album service where their design experts create gorgeous flush-mount photo albums – similar to what a pro photographer would provide for you – based on your personal style preferences. All you have to do is send them your photos and they’ll craft an heirloom-quality album just for you.
Understandably, MyPublisher is very proud of their craftsmanship and services. So much, in fact, that they’re offering all DIY Bride readers an opportunity to win a $300 credit towards one custom-designed Premium Photo Album of your choice! To enter, please fill out the form below by 11:59 pm (PST) on Friday, May 22, 2015. We’ll announce the winner on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 and turn you over to the very capable hands of the MyPublisher design team.