Monday, June 15, 2009

How to Make BLOG = BOOK


Check out my Sue's News, Views 'n Muse blog book.

All these printed pages add up to a family and personal history that will last indefinitely.

What's more, now the people I love (and those who come after us) can actually benefit from my previously irredeemable blogging addiction, all thanks to Blog2Print.com, my favorite excuse for posting as if there were no tomorrow. It isn't cheap, but it won't break the bank either, given the choice of hard back, soft back, or e-book. More specifically, I paid $72.00 for a 225-page hard back first volume, while the soft back would have been around $15.00 less. The e-books are only $2.99. (Geez, I sound like an advertisement for these guys!) But I am really pretty happy with the result. And it's easy, too, with lots of good choices for cover design.

The downside is that your ability to edit is quite limited, which means that some of the formatting doesn't come off quite the way it should. But, all things considered, I'm pleased. And it feels good to know that I am doing something constructive with my blogging habit.

So that's it, my friends. If you think this is right up your alley, mosey on over to Blog2Print.com and order up a handy-dandy, genuine blog book for posterity. I just ordered Volume 2 and can't wait to get it!

11 comments:

jen said...

Fabulous! I love it! Gonna head over there as we speak!
P.S. I'm not overdoing it. Just gotta get that nervous energy out sometimes. Thanks for the concern

karen said...

What a great idea! Not sure if I'd want EVERYTHING in the book, but it's worth exploring! Thanks for the tip.

Emmy said...

I plan on doing that someday too. You should check out booksmart also. I will have to compare prices now see what is best.

Kristin said...

very cool. i've heard about sites like this so it's cool to see it in person. i definitely need to do that!

Natalie said...

Ohhh, I am so loving this!! Thank you for sharing it with us! I plan on doing this...after I get moved & settled in of course!

NBlake said...

Lulu.com also publishes books. I am planning to publish an anthology of student work from my classes next week, but it might be even easier to have them enter in their work on my class blog. I'll have to check it out. There are so many fun things you can do now! Last time I checked the lulu.com sight published a book for about $20.00

Sue said...

I'm not sure those others mentioned are able to print a blog out right from blogger. All you have to do is give Blog2Print the url for your blog, and it's a done deal. That's what I liked about it.

Jill said...

I am so glad to know this! I have a question though....what about videos on blogs...is there any reference to them in the book or are they just deleted when going to book form?

Heather said...

I've always wanted to do this! I'm going to go check them out.

Fiauna said...

I'm so going to do this. I hope I like it as much as you like yours.

em said...

ok, i was literally JUST thinking about this yesterday, wanting to see how yours turned out. the program i've been looking at just wasn't doing it for me. i'm so excited!

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