Archive for June, 2007

June 20, 2007

The Mixbook Beta Promotion

We’ve been so busy adding new features that we’ve hardly had time to update the blog. Watch for more on that soon. In the meantime, we have a great promotion that everyone should take advantage of: Beta Mixbookers get free books! Here’s how it works:

When you’re done making a book on the site, publish it and make it public. Then, click the Order button on the book’s page, and we will automatically credit your free book in the checkout process (S+H not included)! For every book you make, you will get the first copy free if you order it before June 25, so get started now!

If you’re already on Mixbook, check out our beta promotion page for more information. If you’re not on yet, then put a comment on this post and we’ll make sure you get an invite soon!

June 14, 2007

Wanna get on Mixbook?

Are you desperately in need of a Mixbook account? We sent out the first 50 invites today, and we’ll be sending out more over the next couple of days and weeks until launch. If you want a Mixbook account, put a comment on this post, and we’ll send you an invite!

P.S. Stay tuned for information about our “Make a Mixbook, Get a Mixbook” promotion – beta users get free printed books!

June 8, 2007

Sneak Preview of the Mixbook Creator

So many of my friends and family members are asking me: “When is Mixbook going to launch?” “When can I use it?” We’re just about there, and many of you will be receiving invites over the next couple of days. In the meantime, I thought I’d give you a little preview of the Mixbook Creator – the primary tool used to create Mixbooks on the site (hence the name).

The Mixbook Creator allows you to quickly and easily create beautiful books (“Mixbooks”) that can be printed as professional photo books or shared online with your family and friends. However, Mixbook is different than all those other photobook creation sites out there. Some of the main things you will notice:

  • We save everything for you. There is no save button, because you don’t need to save. We’ve got it covered with our amazing auto-save feature.
  • Try before you click. Wondering what something will look like after you apply it? Are you afraid to try out that cool new layout? Just hover your mouse over and watch as your page automatically previews what it would look like if you clicked to select that layout. No need to commit yet – just try putting your mouse over it, and we just might give you a preview so you don’t lose your work!
  • Awesome Colors – Having trouble selecting a color? Open the color palette and try moving your mouse over a picture on your page. See that? We pulled the color right out of your picture! It’s magic. 🙂

Now that we have you excited, check out these beautiful screenshots of the Mixbook Creator in action:

Our Wedding
You can create beautiful covers like this easily with Mixbook! Notice the transparent text box background…

Tiptoeing Through the Flowers
This is one of the beautiful layouts that comes with Mixbook! We already have over 100 different layouts to choose from, and more are coming.

Crazy Brothers
My crazy brothers on Mixbook!

The Cat
You can view your Mixbook online and flip the pages – just like a real book!

Crazy Faces
Check out the great pages you can flip through!