January 6, 2011

A Book About My Blog

Here's something cool I did:  When posting to my blog recently I saw a little blurb about how to make a book from posts on your blog.   I was kind of in a spending mood so I followed the directions to see how it would work and what the cost would be.  It was very easy to navigate the site and follow the prompts.  My first few attempts, however, told me I had way too many posts on my blog and I'd have to narrow it down using a date range or tags.  I finally decided I would include only those items that I'd tagged as "Published" which meant I would have a book with all my published work and what I had posted about it.
You also had the choice to include the comments you received on those particular posts, but I chose not to do that.   You then chose whether you wanted your book to be a hardcover or softcover book as well as what picture (your artwork) you wanted on the cover, the dedication page, and the back page.    The total cost, with shipping, ended up being $30.
I have to say it turned out way cooler than I anticipated it would.  I'm very pleased with it! My book is 35 pages total and here is what it looks like.......





If you'd like to check out the site, it's called Blog2Print and you
can find it here:  http://sharedbook.com/.

 

23 comments:

Jacqueline said...

OH! I love this idea and your book looks fantastic! Would love to do this with the Tag Tuesday tags!!

Helen said...

What a great idea - your book is wonderful.

Robin said...

Very cool Louise!

Hugs,
Robin

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Fantastic idea and beautiful book, gratulation!Pity such opportunity I doesn't found in germany.
Hugs Anja

sharon sams said...

That is so cool! What a great idea. Thanks for sharing that Louise!

Lori said...

Wow! This is fantastic! And what a great way to "publish" your art!

Ann said...

This is phenomenol!!! I love your book, I really would love to do this.
Thanks for the info.
Ann

Joan said...

What a fab idea ! I wonder if they ship worldwide ? its the only chance I would have of getting published !

Sarah said...

I have seen the ads for these books but didn't know how they actually turned out. Yours looks really nice. What a good way to commemorate those famous moments in print.

ScrappyPam said...

Very cool! What a neat idea.

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

Your book looks great! Really like it!

Hellemor said...

This is cool. The book looks amazing. That a beautiful book to own.

Evelyn S. said...

Beautiful...and so nice to have! That's a good price, too. I first saw a "blog book" on Becca's blog, "Amazing Paper Grace."

nise said...

This is really neat! Looks better than a lot of coffee table books I've seen. I have been browsing some of my older Stampington publications and I keep seeing your work. It's always great, even years later. Happy New Year, Louise!

Jann said...

That is so awesome, Louise! Thank you for the info--your book is wonderful!!!!!!

Linda R. said...

That is so cool.. Thanks for that info. I would love to try that!

~Linda

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, your book is amazing!!! I love it!!! Wishing you a Happy New Year!!!
XO

2amscrapper said...

What a great idea!

Lynn Stevens said...

That is Awesome and very reasonable too!

Shelly Hickox said...

What a cool idea and a great way to have all of your published work in one place. I wonder if you could go thru and tag the posts you'd like for the book with 'book' or something like that. I'm not sure I have enough to fill a book at this point though!

debbiek said...

What a great memento, Louise! So nice that it's all contained in one place too:)

Dymphie said...

this looks so professional, really cool!

Paula said...

oh wow how neat - and what a lovely book to treasure and admire