Lightroom Classic 8.0: Increase Book Module PDF output to more than 240 pages

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The Book Module of Lightroom Classic CC restricts PDF output to 240 pages.  Please check and remove such restriction, which should apply only to Blurb output setting.
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Celeste Walz

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Increase the 240 page limit for Blurb books on standard paper.

This functionality is fully implemented in InDesign's plugin to Blurb, but not in Lightroom. It is an artificial limit, confirmed by Blurb. There is absolutely no reason to not be able to fully utilize Blurb's 440 page limit from Lightroom plugin. I don't have any need for InDesign. I do all my work in LR and expect that many others have the same workflow.
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Hi Celeste,

Which version are you using?
In 8.1, You should be able to create 440 pages with Standard Paper Type.

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Celeste Walz

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6.14. I am not interested in a subscription model when my standalone version works perfectly well, and Adobe promised that stand-alone would always be supported. 
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"Adobe promised that stand-alone would always be supported."

Adobe has always had a policy of providing updates only for the most recent major version, which is now 8.   At the time that 6.14 was released, Adobe announced that it was the last minor version of 6 and that 6 would receive no more updates.
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Yes. But there is no option now for a purchase once, upgrade when you want to. It is all subscription model - no pay-as-you-go.  I don't want cloud, and I don't want to lose access to the Develop model if I stop my subscription. It might be a good corporate move, but I don't believe it fair to consumers. Why should I buy software when I don't need it?  

The only reason (in my mind) to upgrade is if there is a major security flaw, if you need a certain new process or feature, or if you get a new camera that isn't supported.

Stand-alone pay-as-you-go was supposed to be an option. It's not. I believe Adobe went back on their word.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Unecessary page number limits for Blurb books in Lightroom book module.

Lightroom 4.2 cannot be used to create books for publication through Blurb that are longer than 240 pages. Longer books cannot be exported directly to Blurb, and, while you can create longer books to export to pdf, these pdfs cannot be uploaded to Blurb. The decision to integrate with Blurb's services but to restrict access to certain options (the premium paper options!) is insulting and limits the functionality of Lightroom. I don't mind working harder to get my long, standard paper books, but to make it totally impossible? It's heartbreaking, since the process of making books in Lightroom is otherwise a breeze.

Will this feature be added in the future? Is there anything I can do to workaround this limitation?