Booking Your Blog

Although I like technology, there is still something about having something physical to hold. I dedicated almost four years to this blog, and basically it is a medical diary of sorts. Although it is always available for me to peruse, I thought it would be nice to have a hard copy of the blog.

That is when I found Bolg2Print. It is a really cool service that will put your blog into a printed book format. It is very easy to do. All you do is allow the service to log into your blog and it will automatically create the book with a table of contents too! There are different printing options from just plain black and white soft cover to full color hard cover.

I went with the black and white soft cover, and did an individual book for each of the years 2010 through 2012. I’ll print 2013 in January. Each book averaged about $20.00. I though it is a nice way to preserve my blog.

For info check out http://www.blog2print.com.

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  1. Thank you so much. I’ve been wanting to do this for my blog. You’re so kind to share this information. Wow! 🙂 *hugs*

    Christine

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    1. Basil Rene says:

      You’re welcome! I’ll let you know how it turns out.

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      1. Great! Yippee!!! Thank you very much! Hehe! How exciting.

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        1. Basil Rene says:

          I got my books and they came out really nicely. They are 8×10 and the quality is really good. The only thing is that you have the option to have each blog post start on a new page or you can have the posts flow into each other. Of course when you chose each post on its own page, it uses more pages and costs more. I went with the flow option as it is just for me. So it configured where I would have some posts headline at the bottom of the page and the story starts on the next page. Also, there was no option to include comments. There is another site, blurb.com that will include the comments but they only are able to import if your site is xxxx.wordpress.com. My site is not a “WordPress” site as it is my own site name hosted by WordPress. I used the blurb site before years ago and was quite happy with the outcome. The only other thing is that I don’t think blurb does a table of contents with page numbers automatically. Blog2print does. I guess you have to decide which option is more important to you, table of contents or comments attached. Personally I would prefer the comments.

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          1. Thanks for your feedback Basil. I actually went ahead and made a book from my blog. I think I did mine a little differently by leaving out some blog posts. The thing that I don’t care for with this company is the book cover choice. It looks a little low tech. I purchased a soft cover in the a solid blue color. I didn’t want a photo on the cover but couldn’t remove it. The overall turnout of the book is really good though. I did the same as you with flowing the blog entries one after the other instead of each having their own page. The price for what I received even with the 15% discount was still costly. Don’t you think?

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            1. Basil Rene says:

              Self published books tend to be costly in general I find. I recently did a coffee table book of a trip I did to Arizona, and the book is hard cover, large format. There are 151 pages and it cost me $132.00 to make. Once you are just printing one book the cost is high.

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              1. Ouch? I use Shutterfly often for my photo books. Their prices are reasonable since they have sale/coupons all the time. 🙂

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