I've been thinking of trying Blurb for my next book. Barb, did they print your colors true to your layouts?
I've used Shutterfly before (my Homecoming book that is in my gallery), and it came back really DARK. When I called customer service, the girl kept trying to tell me my photographs were too dark, and I couldn't seem to make her understand that no, the whole page for each layout was dark (my scrapbook papers, etc.) I wound up having to go back through all my jpegs for the layouts and lighten the whole page for each one, and then I reuploaded them and printed the book again, and it was okay. But that's a lot of trouble and expense that I won't be doing again. We work too hard on our layouts!
Having said that, I did make a previous book with Shutterfly and used one of their templates and uploaded photos to it, and it printed pretty true to color, no problem. I also made one with Snapfish with their template, plus a little bound 4x6 photo book. I used to have Snapfish print my photos years ago and was very pleased with them, but my little book projects not so much. The photos in the little 4x6 book were too dark, and the bigger book were just not clear and sharp.