Blurb is a fairly new web 2.0 site that allows you to create and publish your own book. You are able to select the size of the book, hardcover or softcover, as well as color or black and white.
Each book is priced depending on the size of the page and the number of pages. You are able to create a black and white 5″ x 8″ softcover book for as little as $4.95 + shipping. Prices can get expensive very quickly, as a 13″ x 11″Hardcover book starts at $54.95.
I feel that Blurb is a special web 2.0 site because users have the capability to make money off of selling books. It promotes creativity and is perfect for photographers who are looking to make a more professional looking portfolio. Beginning writers are able to cheaply create books to help get their name out in the world.