In the Cranky Consumer column of the Jan. 2nd Wall Street Journal four Photo Book Companies were evaluated. They were Blurb.Com’s Bookify, MyPublisher.com’s Simple Publisher, Picaboo.com’s BookGenie and Shutterfly.com’s Simple Path. There were pluses and minuses with each service.
They felt that “Picaboo allows the most customization of layouts and the book was the best of the four services.” I noticed that it was also cheaper than the other three companies.
Blurb was noted as having the best quality of photos and easy to place captions.
My Publisher was praised for the ability of the user to “chat” with company about questions and the traditional look of the product.
Shutterfly was praised for the various templates and the simplicity of using the product. Photo quality was judged ok . Second cheapest service.
I haven’t checked it out but HP is advertizing Photo Creations at www.hp.com/go/hppcmagic. You can create a photo book in just 3 minutes (it claims)