New York, NY—MyPublisher, a pioneer in high-quality, single-copy, custom photo book publishing at an affordable price, will cease operations on May 8, 2017. Founded in 1994, MyPublisher evolved as a leading Internet retailer of personalized photo applications. The company’s mission was to enable consumers to creatively customize, share, print and preserve digital photographs.
The company, which never outsourced any segment of its business, grew to be one of the largest digital photo printers in the world. At one point, it printed and shipped more than 120 million photos for its customers yearly. Known for its easy-to-use photo bookmaking software, MyPublisher was acquired by Shutterfly, Inc., in April 2013.
Notice of its closure was disclosed on its website and in an e-mail to customers. The company notified its loyal customers that they would still be able to order photo books up until May 8. However, orders of albums made with software, albums made via the company’s design service and photo retouching services would be cut off on April 24, April 5 and March 19, respectively.
After May 8, MyPublisher advised its customers to make their photo books with its sister brand at shutterfly.com. MyPublisher’s BookMaker software will no longer be functional after that date.
MyPublisher Vouchers & Gift Cards
For customers with MyPublisher vouchers, starting May 9, Shutterfly customer service will provide them with another voucher code for the same amount, redeemable at shutterfly.com. Gift cards will only be redeemable up until May 8 at 11:59 p.m. PDT at mypublisher.com. Following that date, the dollar value remaining can be used toward the purchase of any Shutterfly product.
Neither Shutterfly nor MyPublisher have yet gone on record as to why the decision was made to shutter MyPublisher. mypublisher.com