How many blogs are you writing? Wouldn’t it be great to transform your blog into a real book?
When my first daughter was born I started a pen and paper journal to document her growth, interactions, firsts and day-to-day as well as eventful experiences…a few years later and 6 or 7 journal books later, I started my first blog – JULIA-isms – to document the funny, surprising and loving things my preschooler said and does. Then when daughter #2 was on the way, it honestly was more challenging to maintain Julia’s blog and a pen & paper journal for the baby…so I switched closed the JULIA-isms blog and started A DAY IN THE LIFE blog to first document our family’s anticipation and arrival of baby sister Stella. The A DAY IN THE LIFE blog lives on to document our sometimes silly, crazy, busy & possibly boring lives. I personally find it therapeutic and enjoy it…and in this digital/technological age where we hardly print photos we take as it’s all on iPhoto and Facebook, I found transferring our family blog to a hardcover book for a family keepsake is wonderful!
I used Blog2Print – this on-line service can take your blog from Blogger, TypePad or WordPress and literally transfers your text (and comments if you want) and photos to a professional soft or hardcover book! You choose from a decent variety of covers, type in a title, dedication and closing. Pricing for up to 20 pages (size 8.5″ x 11″) – softcover $14.95, hardcover is $24.95 and each extra page is $.35. If your blog is just text – no photos – then for a black & white text only book it starts at $10.95 and extra pages are just $.10! Shipping is included in the price and it takes about 2-3 weeks to receive your book!
You can see a sample book on-line!
This company also offers services to transfer your Facebook, Twitter, Picasa, PDF & Word content into a book through Everything2Print.
My wife and I are extremely happy with the product of our blog to books! So check it out and make your professional quality books too!