It was just about a year ago today that I began this blog and my journey toward my sustainable homestead in a Tiny House. I spent this morning waxing nostalgic and rereading posts from the beginning. I have written about such a large variety of things related to my adventure, everything from the toilet (Loveable Loo) to the kitchen sink (My Kitchen is Coming Together). As I got to reading I thought to myself that maybe I should print out the first year and save it. This led me to wondering if there was a way to have a blog printed out as a book. Could I produce a book from my blog? I went to my trusty Google and discovered, yes, there are places that do that! So, if you have ever wondered if you could turn your blog into a book as a keepsake, here are some companies that do just that:
- 45 Cover Options
- Color or Black and White Printing
- Hard Cover or Soft Cover
- Digital File
- You choose page breaks or No page breaks
- Base Fee for 20 Pages is $24.95
- Additional Pages: .35 cents each
To print my blog into a book using all posts from Oct. 1, 2012 to October 26, 2013 which is 206 pages, including page breaks and hard cover would be $90.05, softcover would be $80.05, and Digital Download just $7.95.
Blurb is software you download and then import your content into. You then edit page layouts add or remove posts and finally upload to print. Printing is done on demand with bulk discounts starting after ordering seven. If you are looking to self-publish and sell your book, this is a way to do it. They also do ebooks and photo books. You can even sell your book in their website book store.
Prices begin at $12.95 for a 7" x 7" softcover color book. They have a wider variety of finished book sizes than Blog to Print. You can also create notebooks and planners. The software is free, so you should play around with it and see if it is right for you.
Blogbooker turns your blog into a high quality PDF book. Here is how it works (taken directly from their website):
How does it work?You submit an export file provided by your blog system to BlogBooker.
Your file is verified and all linked images are fetched.
Entries, Comments and Images are assembled into a high-quality PDF.
PDF is provided without any restriction and thus can be submitted for printing to third-parties.
Best of all? It is FREE!! So, if you are looking to archive your blog, distribute it on CD, or send it to a friend to read on their computer offline, this is a great option. They will even help you market your book on places like CafePress and LuLu. You will, however, need to go in and edit your layout and such. You will see that it will take some work to get it ready to go, but for free, hey, can't beat that!
Have you ever considered turning your blog into a book?