Wednesday, October 28, 2009

blog to book


I found this idea online back in July and the thought keeps popping into my head, it sounds like a good idea and a good rainy day/wintertime project: Make your blog into a book using Blurb.

Paula tried it and recommends it, she is making a separate book for each year of her blog. She gives the advice about picture sizes - find the original large size picture (not the small downsized one you put on the blog).

I emailed her about her project and she had this to say about the quality of the finished books and using the software:

I have received 2 books. The first one was a thinner book so it was a stapled spine. The second was thicker and was what is called in the industry as a perfect bound (smooth flat spine). Quality is very very good.

Ease of use of the software is about a B. I say that because it imports the WHOLE blog which is huge. Once the posts for the years that I don't want are removed from the import the software works good because it doesn't have to go thru the whole thing.


Have I really been doing this (blog) for 4 years and have over 900 blog posts? Is it worth putting into a book? What about being paperless and saving those trees?

It sounds like a fun project, I will probably do it, now finding all those pictures...


2 comments:

June said...

I've heard of people doing this...nice idea.

Anonymous said...

sounds like you could do four books. one for each year??