21 February 2010

Now Available in Paperback

Ever since I can remember, I wanted to write a book. The leprechaun book I wrote in elementary school doesn't count, although I'm still holding out hope that I'll find it in a box someday.

My love for writing was the main reason I started this blog, so it kinda made sense to turn it into a book. Thanks to Blurb, I was able to.

I tried using the Blogger-recommended Blog2Print, but between you and me - it sucks. It's not easy to use; it's not customizeable and their customer service is nonexistent.

Blurb, on the other hand, is easy to use, highly customizable and a lot of fun. (And I'm not even getting paid for saying all that.)

If you've been looking for a way to preserve your blog entries, I strongly recommend giving Blurb a try (you can even buy a copy of my blog while you're there - how cool is that?).


Wendy said...

Wow! How many pages? So, it's a paperback? I want to see what the inside looks like - post more pics! Does it look just like your blog entries, with photos included? That's so cool!

Ky (Two Pretzels) said...

Ugh. I'm so jealous. I've been meaning to this for like, um... 3 years now. Maybe four.

Tell me - did you have any issues with linking old images? And, can you go through and SELECT which posts you want to include?

I need to do this. UGH. Especially for my Produce reports/Lila Lunes updates.

Amber said...

I'm telling you guys - this is awesome!

I am doing a book a year, so the page counts vary. You can do paperback or hardcover. The hardcover books even have dust jackets.

You can make the inside look however you want. There are at least a dozen templates, but the templates are customizeable, so everything is up to you and your imagination.

You can include photos or not. You can even add photos that were never on your blog. Linking old images was not a problem, as long as they were still on my blog. (Blogger has been deleting some of the oldest ones because I'm running out of space.) The only hitch with photos is that a lot of my photos were web-quality (72 dpi), not print-quality (300 dpi). In that case, I could just swap those photos out for higher-quality ones, or leave them out entirely.

You can select which entries and which photos to include. You can also edit the entries.

You can change font, font size, alignment, color. Everything.

You can use their software, which is what I did and is Mac or PC compatible, or you can use whatever design program you already have.

Love, love, love it!

Iris Took said...

This is awesome!

Doing this once a year is a great idea especially if content will be lost.

Thanks for the info!

Quiet Oasis said...

Ooh, very cool! I was trying to copy and paste all my blog posts to print them out.... maybe I'll just do this!!!!!!!