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Friday, March 11, 2011

As close as I may ever come to being published.

Blog2Print had a 15% off special through March 10, so I finally printed two volumes of my 2010 year of blogging. Splitting the year into two books helped cut down costs since Blog2Print typically offers smallish books (meaning that after a certain number of pages, additional pages are charged individually). You can choose hard or soft cover, and there are a lot of different styles for your book.

The books arrived on Tuesday and I love them. I purchased soft-cover to save on cost, and I tried two different types of compiling the year to see which I liked best. I definitely prefer taking a "snapshot" of my blog to preserve the layout. When it comes time to print 2011, I'll make the book(s) snapshot style rather than asking Blog2Print to condense the material (text and photos got misaligned in that style).





Overall I'm really pleased. I should have paid more attention to the size of the photo I used on my cover because it's pixelated. But that has nothing to do with Blog2Print. They had an alert on the mock up but I ignored it! Next time I won't be so lazy and I'll resize it for a better product.

If you need books, this is less expensive than Blurb, and much less time-consuming. Blog2Print has a fast upload, and it doesn't require you to install any programs. I'm so happy to have these, especially since someday Aspen can look through them and read about my pregnancy with her, as well as her birth. There's just something special about reading words in print rather than on a computer screen.

6 comments:

  1. I totally want to do that, but I am always scared because I have heard it takes forever and is frustrating. Your books look so cute, I think I am going to ask Kev for some as a Christmas gift!

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  2. Thanks for sharing! Your advice is really going to help when I go to do mine. Looks awesome by the way! When it gets warmer outside I'll have to stop by and look at them in person! :)

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  3. awesome i am def going to do this too. xo

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  4. Blog2Print isn't hard at all. It takes about 5 minutes for the website to automatically read your blog feed and turn it into a book. No rearranging photos, no moving text. It's all automatic and simple!

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  5. Those are awesome. What a great way to have your family history. It is super cute.

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