I'll admit that I'm a digital book junkie! I love to be able to create these fantastic little books that slip perfectly onto the book shelf and take up a minimum of space. I also love the ability to be able to order several copies of the same book. My future daughter-in-laws will love me when I hand them a stack of books of my boys' lives!
I have previewed the Heritage Makers Studio 2.0 "Drag and Drop" software and IT ROCKS! I signed up to be a consultant for HM to offer the opportunity to ScrapBiz members who might want to offer digital scrapping for others to their customers. I struggled a bit with their old software as it lacked the sophistication of other digital scrapping programs. While the Scrap Girls content is UNBELIEVABLE, it was difficult to sort through the thousands of elements because the software lacked something as basic as a SEARCH function. Also, the photos and elements were so tiny on the page that you couldn't see detail.
Studio 2.0 will be officially launched Monday and after previewing the beta version, I must say that if you are looking for a digital place to land and make some awesome books using some awesome software, you must check it out!
At first, I was not totally in love with their shiny full-bleed covers, BUT, after making a couple of books using the Studio content (with a totally customized digitally scrapped cover), I am liking them more than the plain covers of other digital book companies (although HM will soon be offering leather covers). It makes the books more personal! Here's a link to my first book.
It's $9.95 to set up a basic account. A Studio Premier Subscription (where you get access to the new software and Scrap Girls content vs just a basic photo and journaling book called the "Classic") is $19.95 a month but includes something like 20,000 elements with more added every month. It's a terrific bargain for someone actively making digital books.
You can browse the Heritage Makers products HERE click on each link to see pricing.