If you blog and love your content so much you want to capture your content in a beautiful hard copy format, then Blog2Print is something you need.
I recently closed* my side business Blankie Keeper and am discontinuing the blog that accompanied that. I wanted to keep the content in an archive that looks nicer than my Word files that populated the blog site. Sure, I could have laid it out in InDesign with the photos neatly displayed to duplicate the look, but who has time for that? The other option of course is to just print it out, but there’s a definite lack of polish with that choice. I don’t have time to lay it out and because there is Blog2Print I didn’t have to.
|Table of contents is automatically created from the titles of your blog posts.|
If you are using Blogger, Typepad or WordPress, you just enter your blog address and it paginates the whole thing and creates a table of contents from the titles of your blog entries. You can choose the dates to include which allows you to create one-year volumes or the entire life of your blog. You can choose whether you want one blog per page or just a continuous wrap of stories. It is so simple! There are options for soft and hard covers, dust covers, etc. You type in the name of your book, choose cover art, and write an introduction. If you have a devout following, you can even offer the set-up on-demand on your blog and people can order copies for themselves.
The Blankie Keeper blog is still up because I have pins on Pinterest that are still being re-pinned from the blog. I’m not sure what to do about that—if you have an idea let me know, but I am thinking that is a whole different therapy session.
The book came to me yesterday and I couldn’t be more pleased. The paper is nice—glossy and thick enough that it doesn’t feel fragile. The photos are vivid and sharp and it truly makes a lovely book. I had blogged about my children quite a bit so they loved seeing their photos from 2010 forward printed in a book.
|You can pick the art for the front and back cover.|
This would be a great gift to commemorate a milestone of your company or organization (“First Five Years”) or an appreciation gift to your board members—sort of a yearbook of their service.
Check it out and let me know what you think.
*I’m selling the left over Blankie Keeper supplies on my Etsy site if you’re interested.