Just for FMS readers: Create a FREE Blurb Instagram book!

Get your FREE Blurb book!

So you like to take photos? How long has it been since you made something with them? Blurb have kindly given Fat Mum Slim readers & followers the opportunity to make a photo book for free, all you have to do is cover postage. All the details you need to know are below.

Get started on your photo book by clicking here.

How much does the book cost to make?
It’s free to make a 60 page, 60 photo book. All you have to do is cover postage. This varies depending on where you live. I’m in Australia and last year I paid $12. Some people paid less, some people paid more.

What link do I need to make the book?
You can click HERE or copy and paste this link into your browser: http://lp-au.blurb.com/fatmumslim

Do I need a code?
Yes. You’ll see the code when you click through to the page, but just in case it’s here too: FMSINFEB

How many pages is the book? How many photos can I use?
It’s a 60 page book, with a photo to every page – so 60 photos. You can also put a photo {or a few on the front cover}.

How much is this freebie worth?
It’s valued at AU$25.

I don’t live in Australia, can I still get myself a free book?

Yep. Where ever you live, you can get a book – as long as you cover the postage.

It’s not working from my iPhone or Android mobile device? Why?
Unfortunately you’ll need to be on a computer {you know a MAC or PC} to create the book. Hopefully you can find one today.

How do I get my photos from Instagram?
Blurb will log into your Instagram account {with your permission of course} and grab your most recent photos. If you don’t want to use your most recent Instagram photos, just click EDIT BOOK and go into Instagram and select which photos you do want to print in your book. If you don’t have an Instagram account you can still make a book. Sign into Blurb. Choose ‘get started’, choose ‘easy to use template’ scroll down and choose ‘small square’ book size. Then you can load in images from your computer etc. Remember you have AU$25 value to pay with.

I don’t want to use my Instagram photos, can I grab them from somewhere else?

Absolutely. Log into Instagram first, and then click EDIT BOOK and you’ll be able to see various places you can grab your photos from, including Facebook, Flickr and Picasa.

What sort of cover should I use?
To make sure you don’t have to pay for your book, please select soft cover.

What sort of paper should I pick?
To keep your book within budget select the standard paper type. For 24c extra {in Australia anyway} you can choose premium matte or lustre.

What if I want to make a different kind of Blurb book, not an Instagram book because I don’t have an Instagram account?
You can make any Blurb book. Sign into Blurb. Choose ‘get started’, choose ‘easy to use template’ scroll down and choose ‘small square’ book size. Then you can load in images from your computer etc.

Can I get more than one book?
It’s one book per person, but if someone else in your family {with a different email address} wants to make one – that’s absolutely fine. Wink. Wink.

When does this offer start and finish?
This offer is only a quick and short one. It starts right now {Saturday 6am AEST} and finishes on Sunday 6am AEST. So don’t wait and just make the book now.

I think I’ve covered most of the questions, but just leave a comment below if you have any more and I’ll get back to you – or Garry from the Blurb team will pop in and respond.

Thank you Blurb for creating this special offer for us. x

Comments

  1. says

    Any ideas why it pulls my most recent 59 pictures? I don’t want to use those, but when I try to go and select the ones I want, those 59 are still in the book (After deleting them)…basically, anyway to clear all the pages and start fresh?

    • says

      I have to run and take my family to breakfast – but Garry {from Blurb} will be in soon to answer your question. Or I remember this issue last year, and it was really simple – and I’ll test it when I get back.

      Sorry about the wait. x

      • says

        Thanks! I’ll be on the lookout. I’ve been messing with it and haven’t been able to figure it out (and have gone through my 600+ pictures twice now, so I’ll wait for a reply:)

          • says

            If you click Edit Book, towards the top there is a button that says “get photos”… there you can choose Instagram. Then there is an option to Open all photos in your Instagram account.

          • says

            I think this is what you need: I think I went to edit book, then at the top, there was “add more pictures” which a lot of choices, and I selected instagram and then underneath it there was a little thing that said “select” and I picked the ones I wanted. To delete pages If you click on ‘arrange pages’ and then select the page you want to delete, a little red icon appears to allow you to delete the pages you don’t need.

          • says

            I think I went to edit book, then at the top, there was “add more pictures” which a lot of choices, and I selected instagram and then underneath it there was a little thing that said “select” and I picked the ones I wanted. To delete pages If you click on ‘arrange pages’ and then select the page you want to delete, a little red icon appears to allow you to delete the pages you don’t need.

    • Emma says

      If you click Edit Book, towards the top there is a button that says “get photos”… there you can choose Instagram of FB or whatever… that’s what I did bc it didn’t choose all the pics I wanted. Hope it helps!

      • says

        Yeah, I did that, but it still auto filled the first 59 and I had a hard time getting rid of them, and then edded up with a 200+ book (I wasn’t sure how many I added when I did the edit option).

        • Emma says

          Hmmm… okay what I did was click on get photos, and I clicked on Instagram, then it showed an icon of Instagram with my total # of photos right underneath it…
          The first time I clicked “continue” on that page and it imported aaaallll of my pictures… so I “x”ed out of the page, and started all over again…
          so the second time I clicked on the actual icon and it showed thumbnails of all my pictures and I was able to click on the ones that I wanted to import/include. At the top right it says select “all | none”, so did you click that by accident? Click on the thumbnails to make them selected in orange and then at the bottom hit continue

  2. C. Mann says

    In case anyone was wondering, the U.S. value of the FMS discount is $20 (the $25 credit is in Australian dollars) & basic shipping in the U.S. is $8. Still a great deal!

  3. rociothrasher says

    so im about to place my order but have not seen where to enter the promo code, im a bit nervouseto push place order and end up paying full price without ever getting to put in the code :(

  4. says

    Whew! I just completed my Blurb book! Took me awhile to get it all sorted out how I wanted it, but now I’m pretty excited to receive it in the mail! Thanks for offering your readers such a fun thing! :)

  5. Luci says

    Thank you so much! You solved my “paper anniversary” dilemma! I have just ordered a wonderful book full of instagram snapshots of our first year of marriage to give to my husband – I had no idea what ‘paper gift’ to give him and this was just the inspiration I needed!
    Also, as a note for others, I got a hard-cover image wrap, premium paper book with shipping to the USA and it cost $30 US (discounted from $50) – what a great deal, thank you!

  6. Tiffany says

    For some reason, it will not allow me to sign in/register. Every time I go to click on the tab to write in it, it won’t let me! It’s driving me nuts & I don’t want to lose my work. Any tips?

  7. Yvonne Robinson says

    YAY!! Thank you so much!! Just made a book for my hubbie for our 10 year wedding anniversary, he’s going to love it!!! xx

  8. Jessica Bradshaw says

    I’ve been working on creating my book, and I got it all set up like I wanted, but it won’t let me order the book yet because it says that it’s still uploading photos that I chose from my computer and it’s been uploading them for almost an hour now. Has anyone else run into this problem?

  9. Mel says

    Does anyone have the same problem? Can’t get the older Instagram photos that I’ve selected. The system keep overriding with the most recent photos. Tried so many times and keep doing the same things. Any idea why?

  10. Claire Skillen says

    How so exciting, my nephew is three and loves looking at the photobook I had printed for my Mum, so I am getting a book just for him. x

  11. Christina Denton says

    Thank you so much! I just made my book, and I love it! Was able to make it the way I wanted. It was only $7.99 in the US

  12. Samantha Lea says

    Thanks! Just done mine for a mother’s day gift, paid £4.99 postage in the UK for delivery before March 12th – so it might be a bit late, but mum won’t mind. Also had the option of £11.99 postage to get it before March 6th, but steep :)

  13. says

    i just made my whole book, saved it registered and went to order it and it closed down the page. now when i reopen it and go tosign in it signs mein but when i try to go to my accountit says you need to sign in to view this page and signs me out! frustrating! Cant figure it out!

  14. KarenNM says

    I’ve tried Blurb before & found them so hard to navigate (giving up & going to another site). And this time again! Won’t let me pick my photos, wants to do the last 60 (which, I really don’t want a photo of my fridge in the book!!). I’ve tried 3 times to pick my photos & it just keeps going back to the last 60. Too hard…who has time to make a book that is this difficult. Giving up..thanks for the free offer FMS but just not happening….Snapfish is much easier…& printstagram…Sorry Blurb :-(

  15. Sheila Dillon says

    I’ve just finished making my book – thank you for sharing such a great deal – I live in the UK and it’s only cost me $7 for postage :-)

    • says

      Yep. Definitely.

      You can make any Blurb book. Sign into Blurb. Choose ‘get started’, choose ‘easy to use template’ scroll down and choose ‘small square’ book size. Then you can load in images from your computer etc.

      Hope that helps. x

  16. stella says

    Thanks for that offer! It’s a very nice gift! My boyfriend and I ordered a book of pictures from our little family which is the two of us, Savannah, the cat and Loulou the bunny! lol

    Hope it will look great!

    • says

      Yes that will work :-) Other solution is to Sign into Blurb. Choose ‘get started’, choose ‘easy to use template’ scroll down and choose ‘small square’ book size. Then you can load in images from your computer. etc.. without Instagram.

  17. alvino says

    How to select the older photos from instagram? It’s very frustrating. The system keep overriding the most current ones. Anyone can help me please?

    • says

      If you click Edit Book, towards the top there is a button that says “get photos”… there you can choose Instagram. Then there is an option to Open ALL photos from your Instagram account.

  18. Candice says

    Thanks for the offer. Unfortunely I loaded all my photos in the album and then the website decided it need to reload and lost all my photos! I have used other websites for this in the past and have found their sites much easier to navigate. I think I will continue to use these in the future as this website seems so clunky. But thanks for the opportunity anyway!

    • says

      The system is getting overwhelm at the moment with so many people taking up the offer.I’m sure if you tried it again at a later time it will be a much smoother experience.

  19. Eva says

    Thank you so much for this great offer! Funny thing, I’ve been considering ordering my next photo book from Blurb and now I got a chance to check it out before making a big purchase. Good thing I checked my Instagram before I went to bed or I’d have been too late… It’s two in the morning now, but that was worth it! :) Can’t wait to see my book. :) Thank you again!

  20. madmammy says

    arrgghhhh ive been on this for about 2 hours now why is it giving me more than 60 pages? i dont want to be charged for them if im not using them ?

  21. Jemima says

    A tad cheeky on blurbs behalf, I just went to do this and the website is “currently under maintenance” I was real excited too :( Thanks anyways!

    • says

      The system is overwhelm right now with so many people taking up the offer. Come back later on and things will be back running smoothly. Offer still vailid for another 17 hours ;-)

  22. dlfulton says

    Thanks so much! It took me a while to figure things out and get my images “just so” in the book, but I’m so looking forward to having tangible recogntion of my creativity so far this year! I’m loving the challenge and know I’ll love the book!

  23. LAuren says

    Blurb is seriously frustrating to use. All I want is my photos in order and it won’t do it and wants to keep putting 59 pictures in my book instead of 60 :(

    • dee says

      Have to agree with you. I got frustrated too. 59 pics, 60 with the one on the cover! Mine is a mish mash because it was too hard to put them in chronological order. I’d have been there for more hours. I uploaded from my regular photos too, not just Instagram, as mine aren’t that good. [No iPhone yet!] Still a good deal.

  24. Nettie Bird says

    Thank you so much for this, Ordered a book and it came out to $11.83. Score! This is a great keepsake. I just wish it would’ve let me add more pics. I guess I need to mess with blurb more.

  25. Joelene says

    Some of my pictures look really grainy – will it be like this in the printed book? They don’t look grainy on the computer or phone screen.

  26. Kim Dalve says

    Thank you so much! I can’t wait to get my book! I love Instagram & it’s great to share the memories in even more ways!

  27. says

    Thank you for the gift Blurb and FMS! I was just in the process of sorting my photo a day pics from last year and wanted to put them in a book, so this was perfect timing! :)

  28. says

    Hi Have completed book – less than 60 pages and even once code is applied it’s charging me $35 ($10.99 shipping) – so there seems to be an issue. Please advise so I can order before offer runs out

  29. Elphabaly says

    Go through the link and make sure you choose soft cover. Then if you are trying to edit your book (to bring in other photos than the most recent 60 instagram photos) leave the original ones in the book. Go to your instagram and select the 60 photos you want but then when you go back select I WILL PLACE THE PHOTOS MYSELF. I spent two hours banging my head against the table until I figured this out. Then you can place the photos and it shows a green checkmark once you have used the photos in the actual book. Just ignore the others. Hope that saves someone the grief I went through :) PS how many hours left? I am in Canada….

    • says

      If you don’t have Instagram do this – Sign into Blurb.com. Choose ‘get started’, choose ‘easy to use template’ scroll down and choose ‘small square’ book size. Then you can load in images from your computer. etc.. without Instagram :-)

  30. Maia says

    Damn, I give up!! I have tried for sooo long now, I pick the photos I want in the book, but then my first 60 instagram photos show up in the book instead of the ones I selected…. I’ve had it!!

  31. Chicken Ink. Creative says

    Thanks so much! I have created a look book for my craft label; showcasing not only my products but a behind the scenes look at my processes, work space and life!

  32. Anastasia says

    Wow, Thank you so much for this generous gift!! I have been wanting to print my Instagram photos for a while. This is a perfect opportunity! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

  33. says

    At first I was 200% excited. Then it took me hours (I sat in front of the screen for 4 hours!). When I finally finished it I did the math and realised it’ll cost almost $100 in Argentinian pesos! Shoot. I can’t afford it :/
    Thanks for the opportunity though.

  34. says

    Thanks to you and BLURB for the deal. Not the easiest site to navigate but got there in the end and at a great price. Looking forward to see some of my instagram having a life beyond the computer screen. P

  35. says

    HELP. I’m in Australia. I’ve followed the instructions, but still only seem to get a 20 page book option. I signed into Blub. Clicked on Get Started – Selected the Small Book Template. and it’s still only 20 pages….. after that I did some investigating and figured out a way to manually add pages. So I’ve added more to make the 60 BUT the free off for FMS and 60 pages. Is is 60 pages EXCLUDING covers or INCLUDING covers.

  36. sue,falstaff says

    Just ordered my 60 page soft-covered photo book for just £4.99 delivery to the UK. Fantastic deal … thank you soooooo much!

  37. says

    Just finished mine! Thank you Chantelle and Blurb for this! I did have a problem doing the album online so I just downloaded Booksmart and used that to create the album.

  38. says

    Awesome… book is ready to order… only it doesn’t seem to be uploading my photos so I’m worried it won’t work. It took only 15 minutes to set my book up so I do hope it loads. Currently says loading 0.00 of 1.0MB with no processing time. Hmmm…

  39. SenShah says

    spent hours and was ready to order even willing to pay the extra charges but unfortunately our country is not on the list :(

  40. Ellaoz says

    Great website, did the book got all excited.The book was covered in this promotion but postage $27.28 for sydney Australia :( What a shame :(

  41. Sarah says

    Thank you for this, I have ordered my book and it was $12.08 for postage to the NT.

    It took me a little while to put the book together as there were dramas with my instagram photos coming up once I fetched them. The new ones always loaded and I’d go to bring in more photos from Instagram but they wouldn’t come in. In the end I plugged the iphone in to the computer, pulled the photos off and uploaded that way. General feedback for Blurb – the program was a bit clunky in the ease of use but with such a great deal I was happy to continue and work out how to get around things until I got it sorted.

    For other people reading this Officeworks have similar sorts of books with more options but they are a bit dearer. I’ve had good results from them though.

  42. dee says

    Save! Save! Save! as you go… I found it tedious but persevered. As I replaced a photo I LEARNT [the hard way] to save after each one [as it closed itself down or crashed a couple of times. It wasn't easy tho, to find where it had saved to.] Then at the end it said it was still uploading UNWANTED photos to Blurb. It took me awhile to see ‘UNWANTED’ in the box that came up. Not a particularly easy task! But thank you! I’m looking forward to receiving my book [$12.08 to Newcastle] tho it’s a mish mash of photos!!! Done in such a rush – after working afternoon shift. I’ll be better organised next time. My D-i-L did a beautiful one last year. Thank you again.

  43. says

    What a nice thing to do! I’m at work today though, I’d like to get a world clock on my iphone to see if I have time to make a photo book when I get in from work because I know it finishes at 6pm AEST but I don’t know what time that is in GMT (UK) but Australia is huuge! Which clock should I get? Sydney? Brisbane? I’ve never been to Aus so I have no geographical clue! Can anyone tell me?

  44. says

    In case anyone from GERMANY was wondering about the discount you get…
    The Code took off €18 (which is the price for a soft cover with standart paper) and the cheapest shipping rate with the delivery date of march 12th is € 5,99.

    Thanks, Chantelle. Wanted to make a book of my instagram sky/cloud pictures for so long but always put it on hold. Now I was kind of forced to do it because who could turn down an offer like that.

  45. Mary Champagne says

    Thanks so much for this! It was a little stressful moving photos around, but fun at the same time. I’m in Canada and, with the promo code, my shipping was CAD $9.43. What a great price for a lovely book. Can’t wait to see it.

  46. says

    Nothing like leaving it until the last minute, I’ve just finished & ordered & code still worked. I’ve been meaning to do this for ages anyway & its such a fabulous offer, thank you Chantelle & Blurb! I ended up using way over 200 pages so it cost extra but bought a 2nd copy for a family @ 50% so making some great savings today. Now to stalk the postie!

  47. says

    thank you so much Chantelle and Blurb. I put together my 2012 instagram pics, I’m looking forward to doing it each year, I’m sure it will be something I enjoy looking back on, especiall the pics of my daughter.

  48. says

    Oh gosh… I went to pay with paypal, and there was a hic-up on the ordering page, and I didn’t think it went through, so I just went an paid with my credit card. Now paypal is telling me that I have a payment pending… Will Blurb think I’m trying to get two books on the one email?

  49. dmitri says

    thank you – i ordered it with 30 pages. i wonder if you will do this again in the future or just once? i plan to order it again in the future with more pages than what i ordered with 30 pages. it’s pretty awesome. thank you again, ma’am. :D

  50. says

    I’m so glad I caught up on viewing my IG feed just in time to catch this deal! (I had literally two hours left and took one to make the book.) I had been looking for an opportunity to print IG photos at a good price. I live in the U.S. and am in no rush, and the book-making program worked fine for me. Thanks so much, Chantelle!

  51. kellieclark says

    Just finished my book! Barely squeaked it in before the time deadline. Thanks FMS for the deal! Love following you on Insta.

  52. Stavroulaki A says

    I had The intention to create a vacation photo album with blurb. Although I have started I ve never finished it! Today I decided to give it a try because of u and I finally ORDEr it!!! You gave me motivation !! I finished one more from my husband s side !! ;) what I I had The intention to create a vacation photo album with blurb. Although I have started I ve never finished it! Today I decided to give it a try because of u and I finally ORDEr it!!! You gave me motivation !! I finished one more from my husband s side !! ;) what I want to say is that actually u can put more that 60 photos if you want to make collages!! It is the same price! I tried both ways and it was same price!! Shipping only 12$ for Greece !! THAnK u for inspiration and motivation (one more time)!!!

  53. says

    I wish I had have read that the offer finished at 6am – I rushed to get it finished thinking it finished at midnight after remembering at 11:30!
    Oh well, I got it done (and didn’t submit til 12:30…should have realised something there!) – thanks so much Chantelle for sharing this awesome offer :D

  54. Lisa Hall says

    Thank-you so much Chantelle! Just ordered my book and had it shipped to the California for $7.99. Great deal! I was afraid I was too late, but the code worked! I also ordered a PDF version of the book that I can share with friends for $4.99. Thank-you for introducing me to this service!

  55. Hadassa says

    My book got here today – I’m really happy with it :) It shipped from the US-site of Blurb for USD 18 all the way to Israel.

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