Affordable mini photo books for when you have lots to send.

Kindred Photo Books | Cool Mom Tech

Editor’s Note: Kindred Prints has changed focus from creating photo books to photo printing services for app developers.

Especially as the holidays approach, I find photo books make perfect gifts for so many people. But man, they’re not always cheap. I’d love to get my pictures off my phone and send my parents a little book of the kids each month if I could, but at $20 or way more for a book, that would mean tightening my morning coffee budget—and that’s not good for anybody.

So woo-hoo for Kindred Prints. They’ve simplified the photo book process and made it super affordable for those of you who send lots of them. For a $4.95/month membership fee, you can make as many little 6″ square photobooklets (think, size of a CD cover insert) as you want for just $5 each, tax included. Plus the first one is free. Although you can cancel the monthly fee at any time, if you don’t want to commit, you can order a single book for $11.95. Convenient, but really the monthly option makes more sense if you’re the type who has a whole bunch to make, like as a souvenir from a party or event, or a year-end holiday book for all your relatives.

Kindred Prints app | Cool Mom Tech

Photo editing in Kindred Prints | Cool Mom Tech

I do wish they had a variety of fonts and booklet sizes to choose from, but it’s hard to beat the fact that you can literally create a book in under 60 seconds. On your phone. Plus Kindred Prints will ship the finished books to you or directly to your family or friends. For free. There’s a whole bunch of stocking stuffers right there.

Start making your mini photobooks on your iOS device today with Kindred Prints.


Kate Etue divides her time between the book industry, checking out the newest tech trends for kids, and indulging in craft foods in a cool suburb of Nashville.


  • Reply December 27, 2014


    I love the idea of Kindred Print’s offering as you’ve described it in this post (which I realize is dated as I read it)… but it appears they do not offer this service any longer. Is that true, or am I missing something when I visit their site?

    • Julie
      Reply December 28, 2014


      Looks like you’re right, Michelle. We checked through their site, their Facebook page, and their Twitter account, and couldn’t find any explanation for the change or a way to access the photo book service. We’re bummed too! Thanks for bringing the change to our attention. -Julie

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