Blurb, the website that allows you to create and publish your own book, has unveiled a new scheme that lets web users create and sell books with the proceeds going to charity.

The Blurb for Good platform, which is open to everyone, not only lets web users create original books using its Blurb Booksmart software, it also ensures they can give 100 percent of all profit generated to charity.

Furthermore, authors of Blurb for Good books can promote their book in the Blurb Bookstore and also apply for a contribution from Blurb for every book sold, in a bid to increase the money they raise for charity.


"The vision for Blurb has always been inclusive of a platform for social good," said Eileen Gittins, founder and CEO.

"We have now reached the scale and platform richness that makes this dream, possible. Even before the launch of Blurb for Good, we have seen authors use the Blurb platform to sell over 17,000 cause-related books and raise over $500,000. Blurb for Good provides a means to supercharge efforts to use Blurb books as a means of raising awareness and generating funds for a specific cause."