Unecessary page number limits for Blurb books in Lightroom book module

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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?
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Erica Nofi

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Dorin Nicolaescu-Musteață, Champion

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It's a Blurb's limitation, not Lightroom's.

I imagine, with a 190 gsm paper, at more than 240 pages a hard cover book will be about 4 cm thick.
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Erica Nofi

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No. Blurb will print up to 440 pages on their standard 118 gsm paper.

There is no way to print a standard paper book from Lightroom.
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Celeste Walz

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You can select standard paper, but LR still won't go past the 240 page limit. Verified with both Blurb and Adobe. No reason, as they have it implemented in InDesign. Which I don't need, so....
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Michael Norkitis

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I would also like to make photo books using Blurb's standard paper which allows for books to be published that have 440 pages.  I do not understand why Adobe would not implement this support.  The Blurb integration for me is one of the key features for the product.  Please address this silly limitation.

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