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Downloading and Installing BookSmart

Zo Silver
posted this on January 7, 2013, 16:09

Ready to try out Blurb BookSmart? Get started by downloading and installing the free software.

To download:
1. Visit the BookSmart download page, and click the blue download button. Then complete a registration for
2. Depending on your browser settings, it may start to download automatically or you may be asked to save the download somewhere specific. Proceed as you are accustomed to with anything you download from the internet.
Note: By clicking the Download button, you agree to the End User License Agreement.

Installation for PC after download

  1. Locate the installer you downloaded (it’s probably on your desktop).
  2. Double-click the Install Blurb BookSmart icon to launch the installation wizard, and follow the directions.
  3. Double-click the BookSmart icon to launch BookSmart, and start creating your book.

Installation for Mac after download

  1. Drag and drop the BookSmart icon into your Applications folder. This should override any older versions of BookSmart you may have downloaded. If you happen to have other versions of BookSmart not residing in your applications folder, please drag the older version to the trash.
  2. To launch BookSmart, open the BookSmart folder (inside your Applications folder), then double-click the BookSmart application.
  3. Note: You must have the Java 6 runtime (or later) installed. If you start BookSmart without it you will receive an error
    dialog with an option to download it from Apple. You can alternatively download it separately from the Apple support site.

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