Blurb is really fun to use. You just download their program and drag and drop images where they need to go. They even warn you when you drag something and want it to be beyond the image's resolution.
I should say that the first step is getting your images photographed professionally at a high resolution. It might be expensive, but if you have a good photographer, like I do, and they actually make sure the images print out the way they look in real life, they have done all the hard work for you. If you are in the Keene area - try my photographer, Mark Corliss. I have been so pleased with his work, and believe me, I tried elsewhere and not only were the images bad, they pretended that they included my Kodak Color strip and had added it later with photoshop, in the wrong scale even so it was obvious!
So back to my Blurb book. It is just a portfolio book, so no words. You can take a look through the first pages below. I decided to put it up publicly so if anyone would like to purchase a copy they can. I did not mark up the price to get a profit, I left it at the baseline price, because it is promotional material for me. The more people see it the better I figure and earning a few pennies on each book won't help as much as getting them out there. So the price is $12.95 for a 40 page softcover.
I still plan on making pamphlets too because sometimes I'll need to hand out more information, but I am trying to decide between sticking with the tri-fold idea or going with a flat 8.5 x 11 glossy sheet. Opinions on that are welcome!
You can click on the image below to get a sneak peak of the first pages of the Blurb book!