Friday, August 5, 2011

A Mixbook Photo Book Review and Giveaway

I received my newly-completed, first-ever Mixbook Photo Book in the mail yesterday.  And boy was I excited!  

By the way, it turned out pretty good!

Now, I have the task of reviewing my Mixbook experience...

To start, I would like to establish a few facts:

  1. I love photos!
  2. I only create 1-2 photo books per year.
  3. I'm willing to pay extra money for a high-quality product.

With that said, here are my thoughts - the pros and cons of Mixbook, in my opinion.

THE PROS:

Mixbook photo books are very affordable!

Mixbook provides users an easy-to-use editing program, that boasts loads of customizing options.  For instance, they offer countless background choices (although I prefer just black and white), stickers for nearly every occasion, and lots of layout formats for the photo-heavy clients like myself.

Not to mention, my dealings with associates at Mixbook have all been positive.  And that's rare!  Their staff is prompt and eager to assist.

THE CONS:

Mixbook only offers two cover choices:  Hardcover or softcover.  And this is disappointing!  For instance...

I would've loved, and paid for, a padded photo cover option.

So you know, I didn't originally think the hardcover would be all bad. But when I opened my Mixbook package, I was honestly unimpressed. Mainly with the feel of my photo book.

And that's sad, because I spent so much time on the content of my book.  It's like trying to sell a beautiful house with zero curb appeal.

I mean, I traditionally create only one photo book per year (two at the very most), and given they're primarily intended as gifts (for grandparents), I'm willing to pay more for a product that wows.

But despite my criticism, the paper quality of my photo book wasn't bad.  There was, in fact, a nice sheen to each page.  

Overall, my Mixbook experience was good.  It could've been great had I been given a few more options.  (3 out of 5)




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Anyhow, enter now to win (1) 20-page, 11x8.5" landscape, hardcover photo book with free US Ground Shipping courtesy of Mixbook.


TO ENTER:

* Up to six ways to enter (leave a comment for each entry):

  1. "VOTE" for Baby Talk without the Babble by clicking on the TopBabyBlogs icon below.  (2 ENTRIES)
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    2.   "LIKE" Mixbook on Facebook.  (2 ENTRIES)

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  • Contest will be open until 11:59 PM EDT on August 22, 2011.
  • Contest winner must have a US or Canadian mailing address.
  • The winner will be randomly selected (from random.org) and announced online. Please check back to see if you won, or leave your email address with comment. The winner will then need to provide their name and shipping address by contacting: babytalknobabble@gmail.com 

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27 comments:

  1. I'm following your blog.
    I tweeted about your giveaway.
    I liked on FB.
    I shared about your giveaway w/ share button.
    4 entries please. Hope I win. I love making photo books.

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  2. I already like mixbook on facebook. 1
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  3. I already like mixbook on facebook 2
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  4. I follow mixbook on twitter 1
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  5. I follow mixbook on twitter 2
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  6. Just voted today 1
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  7. just voted today #2
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  8. Just voted today #1
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  9. just voted today #2
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  10. "VOTE" for Baby Talk without the Babble 8/13

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  11. "LIKE" Baby Talk without the Babble Lisa W.

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  14. I like Mixbook on facebook (2nd entry)

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  15. I follow Mixbook on Twitter (2nd entry)

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