Lightroom Classic: Can not upload books to Blurb anymore

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Unfortunately it is not possible to upload books from lightroom to blurb anymore. It always quits with an error (without any details). Tried it with three different books. The alternative workflow of creating PDFs from lightroom and uploading them to blurb is pretty unclear. If exporting the PDF via the blurb panel, blurb raises errors because of missing (?) pages. If exporting the PDF via the left panel the quality settings can not be changed, etc. ....

Can you please fix that upload issue and provide more valuable hints if something went wrong.
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hhumml

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Hello Todd, tried this already. It somehow worked, with all problems described above. Still not sure if the quality of the books will be ok. Will see it in some days. How ever, previously the workflow was quite seamless with Lightroom and Blurb, now it isn ́t anymore and causes a lot of questions ...
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Take a look at this entry. https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2570917
Temporary fix for me has been downgrade install to 7.3 (7.5 did not fix it).
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Will give it a try when I create a new book. Hopefully in the meantime the bug will be fixed by Adobe.
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@hhumml,

Which Lightroom Classic version are you using?
Is the issue on MAC or WIN?

Regards,
Prabal Kumar Ghosh
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MacOS 10.14.2
Photoshop Lightroom CC Classic 8.1
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When I experienced the problem, I was PS LR Classic CC 8.1, on my Mac v10.14.1. I have downgraded to Classic 7.3 to be able to upload to Blurb, and I am sort of stuck here until there is a solution.  There is no error message; the upload hangs about 2⁄3 of the way through - I have given it an hour or more, but it did not progress further.
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Apologies.  I see two different responses by you on this thread, and I am not quite sure who you are addressing them to.
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@Jk10003,
What is the error you are seeing when upload fails?
Also, is the upload issue happens with every book.
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No error message, just a hang,  I only have one active book, but two different versions of it hang.
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Prabal Ghosh, Computer Scientist

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Is it possible to share the book with us.
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Jk10003

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I would prefer not to, especially since others seem to be having the same problem. I am willing to test solutions.
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hhumml

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No detail infos, just says after 50-70% that upload is not possible. I created 3 different books and it happened always.
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Hi @hhumml

Can you share us the catalog to investigate?
In the mean time, share the details of the book (Title, Subtitle and Author)

Thanks,
Bhargav
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hhumml

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All my family photos are in there and it would be too huge. Problem should be easy too find as so many people have the same issue as well.
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We don't need the images. We just need .lrcat file. It doesn't contain images and that should be enough for us to investigate.

Also, we couldn't replicate the issue at our end.
Are you facing the issue with every book you upload or any specific book?


Thanks,
Bhargav
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I am facing the issue with the latest three books I created with Adobe CC. According to the other replies it seems to be an issue in the latest version. I did not reinstall the old version and used PDF downloads instead. Beside of having issue with the last page (for the blurb and/or lightroom logo) all books were printed in very good quality (no matter if I download the PDF using the button in lightroom panel on the left side or the button in the right blurb panel when switching from book to PDF. Can you give me your mail address than I can share my .lrcat file with you, without sharing it publicly.
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@hhumml,
You can share the Lrcat file via dropbox or any other means and share the details at prghosh@adobe.com
Also please share the title,author,subtitle of the book.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom Classic 8.1 Unable to upload book to Blurb.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom Classic 8.1: Unable to upload book to Blurb.Running PS LR Classic CC version 8.1, I was unable to upload a book to Blurb. The upload proceeds about two-thirds of the way, and then stops; repeated uploads produce the same behavior. An older version of the same book had worked fine a few months ago.  I read an entry on the forum suggesting that downgrading to LR 7.3 had solved the problem. Seeing 7.5 was the next one down available for me, I tried that, and it did not work.  So I went on down to 7.3, and the book uploaded correctly.  What do I do now?  I don't want to stay back leveled, but I want/need to be able to upload books to Blurb directly from Lightroom.  I have also seen suggestions to export to PDF and upload to Blurb, but this is also merely a temporary workaround. It looks to me like a significant flaw which needs to be fixed, unless someone can pinpoint problems in my book or my configuration which are causing this.  It also appears that multiple people on this forum are having the same or similar problems with v8.
Thank you.

Note: This conversation was created from a reply on: Lightroom Classic: Book Module: Cannot build a book properly and export it to PDF....
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Hi,

Can you share the book details you're trying to upload?
Title, Subtitle, Author, Book, Cover and Paper type.

It will help us understand the issue better.

Thanks,
Bhargav