Archive for October, 2010

October 28, 2010

Mixbook Redefines Photo Calendar Creation

The Only Collaborative Photo Book Creation Solution Brings Ease of Use, Creativity to the Tired, Traditional Calendar Space

SAN JOSE, CA–(Marketwire – October 28, 2010) –  Mixbook, the free online photo service that offers the most customizable photo books and photo cards on the planet, today announced that it is redefining the photo calendar marketplace by offering the first fully customizable, collaborative calendar builder, bringing unlimited creativity and flexibility to what has traditionally been a very structured, frustrating yearly photo project.

“In 2010, people are no longer happy to accept static, restrictive designs and layouts. They want to build calendars that not only reflect their personalities, but are specifically geared towards the dates they care most about,” said Andrew Laffoon, CEO and co-founder, Mixbook. “With our new calendars, we’ve taken the unlimited creative flexibility and social collaboration features of Mixbook and applied them to one of the most popular holiday gifts. People can now build their calendars with their families, friends and co-workers, and can easily access the photos they most want, no matter who took them. We look forward to seeing how the content and format of calendars will change this holiday season as our customers usher in a new era of ‘social calendaring.'”

As with Mixbook’s comprehensive line of photo books and cards, Mixbook’s new photo calendars are completely customizable, and they enable social calendar creation through Mixbook’s unique collaboration features, letting users pool together their photos and build calendars that capture the essence of their family or organization. In addition, because of the speed and simplicity of the proven Mixbook Editor, calendar makers no longer have to worry about losing their work while in process or having difficulty creating projects that fit their specific needs — or even the orientation of their photos — as is often experienced with other calendar solutions.

Mixbook calendars are currently available in two sizes, 12″x12″and 11″x8.5.” Mixbook calendar creators can:

  • Add photos from a number of photo sharing sites including Facebook, Flickr, Picasa, and Smugmug;
  • Feature your own special days such as birthdays, wedding anniversaries, and vacations right in your calendar, even including a picture, stickers, or a caption on the actual date on the calendar;
  • Add and remove holidays as you wish;
  • Use different backgrounds on each page, both for the featured picture page and behind the calendar dates themselves; and
  • Enjoy a constantly growing list of themes, including related “sticker” elements to further personalize your calendars.

Mixbook calendars are available now starting at $19.99. For more information or to start your calendar today, please visit http://www.mixbook.com/photo-calendars.

About Mixbook

Mixbook is a free online service for creating and sharing the world’s most customizable photo books, cards and calendars. Mixbook’s intuitive online software allows users to quickly and easily create professional-looking photo masterpieces, and fully personalize them with thousands of free creative elements. Users can then share their creations for free on the web or as high-quality printed books and cards. Mixbook is rated 10 out of 10 by customers on ResellerRatings and Google Products. Try out Mixbook at http://www.mixbook.com.

For more information, please contact:

Eileen Conway
Scout PR for Mixbook
650.245.9015
eileen@scoutprsf.com

on the planet, today announced that it is redefining the photo calendar marketplace by offering the first fully customizable, collaborative calendar builder, bringing unlimited creativity and flexibility to what has traditionally been a very structured, frustrating yearly photo project.

“In 2010, people are no longer happy to accept static, restrictive designs and layouts. They want to build calendars that not only reflect their personalities, but are specifically geared towards the dates they care most about,” said Andrew Laffoon, CEO and co-founder, Mixbook. “With our new calendars, we’ve taken the unlimited creative flexibility and social collaboration features of Mixbook and applied them to one of the most popular holiday gifts. People can now build their calendars with their families, friends and co-workers, and can easily access the photos they most want, no matter who took them. We look forward to seeing how the content and format of calendars will change this holiday season as our customers usher in a new era of ‘social calendaring’.”

As with Mixbook’s comprehensive line of photo books and cards, Mixbook‘s new photo calendars are completely customizable, and they enable social calendar creation through Mixbook’s unique collaboration features, letting users pool together their photos and build calendars that capture the essence of their family or organization. In addition, because of the speed and simplicity of the proven Mixbook Editor, calendar makers no longer have to worry about losing their work while in process or having difficulty creating projects that fit their specific needs—or even the orientation of their photos—as is often experienced with other calendar solutions.

Mixbook calendars are currently available in two sizes, 12”x12”and 11”x8.5”. Mixbook calendar creators can:

Add photos from a number of photo sharing sites including Facebook, Flickr, Picasa, and Smugmug;

Feature your own special days such as birthdays, wedding anniversaries, and vacations right in your calendar, even including a picture, stickers, or a caption on the actual date on the calendar;

Add and remove holidays as you wish;

Use different backgrounds on each page, both for the featured picture page and behind the calendar dates themselves; and

Enjoy a constantly growing list of themes, including related “sticker” elements to further personalize your calendars.

Mixbook calendars are available now starting at $19.99. For more information or to start your calendar today, please visit http://www.mixbook.com/photo-calendars.

About Mixbook

Mixbook is a free online service for creating and sharing the world’s most customizable photo books, cards and calendars. Mixbook’s intuitive online software allows users to quickly and easily create professional-looking photo masterpieces, and fully personalize them with thousands of free creative elements. Users can then share their creations for free on the web or as high-quality printed books and cards. Mixbook is rated 10 out of 10 by customers on ResellerRatings and Google Products. Try out Mixbook at http://www.mixbook.com.

For more information, please contact:

Eileen Conway

Scout PR for Mixbook

650.245.9015

eileen@scoutprsf.com

October 22, 2010

Mixbook Photo Calendars Are Here!

Hey Mixbookers!

We’re so proud to introduce Mixbook photo calendars!  Just like our photo books and cards, you can use the Mixbook Editor to create beautiful, fully- customizable photo calendars with your favorite photos and stickers.   You can choose from many new themes, and make your calendar either an 11×8.5 landscape or a 12×12 square.

One of our coolest features is the ability to add photos to specific dates on the calendar grid.  Use a pretty picture of mom on her birthday or a photo of the blushing bride on the date of an impending wedding.  Why stop there!  Select “Manage Events” from the top right corner of the Mixbook Editor to pick and choose which holidays you want to include in your photo calendar, and put in your own events like a long-awaited family vacation or a wedding anniversary.

You can also customize the calendar grid pages.  Stickers and photos can be in front of or behind the grid itself.  Make them slightly transparent for a neat watermark effect.  Change up the background of the grid pages to give your months more flair.

These are just some of the cool things you can do to personalize  your photo calendars.  Once you get started, we know you’ll love them as much as we do! Happy Mixbooking!