An Author

Last week a friend told me about a service that coverts blogs into books.

http://blog2print.sharedbook.com

Using this service you upload your blog and can chose from a number of different formats, with everything from a scrapbook style to more of a traditional book.  With my blog being more word-heavy and being 4 years old I naturally chose the latter.

IT IS AWESOME!  2 volumes, 751 pages with black and white photos (I also got a color pdf copy with links included).

Even though it is just for me it feels so satisfying to hold volumes in my hands that I wrote.  That have my thoughts and ideas inside. It really does make me feel like an author.  It is exciting!

I remember a writer told me once to bind your first book whether it is published or not, and I can see why.  Its extremely satisfying to see your hard work in paper form, not just electronic.

Its just neat to see the proof of my life over the last 4 years! It makes me want to keep writing.

The front and back cover. Don't they look great!
Text with photos
the inscription

8 thoughts on “An Author

  1. That’s awesome! I’ve long thought about collecting all my published reviews into a book, but I haven’t gotten around to it, partially because I would want to go back and re-edit some of them. Perhaps I should just do this instead. There are several years worth of my newspaper reviews that I haven’t published to my blog, but this would be a start. Was it expensive?

    1. You can also include your comments which I know you would want to do as they are often so brilliant. 😉

  2. Because mine was so large it cost $83 including shipping and taxes which I thought was a pretty good deal. That includes the pdf copy.
    I know what you mean about editing. I often wish people could read my posts a week after I wrote them because of the editing I do. Its honestly hard to edit your own stuff anyways.
    I knew it would be cool but it was more satisfying than I expected. Really fun!

  3. You know what is amazing about these books- They start in 2008 but the second book is January 2011-February 2012. You can tell it was a crazy year if I wrote as much in one year as in 3 other years combined!

    1. I was surprised how much it meant to me. When I bought it I thought of it as a novelty, something fun, but I really love them and feel proud. I show them to anyone who comes to my apartment!

  4. Thanks for sharing the link to this website. That’s pretty neat. I’ve wanted to print out my blog for awhile and just haven’t gotten around to it. It’s great to see the finished product.

    1. It was really easy to do. Just a quick upload and some of them are more scrapbooky than mine. It depends on how photo heavy your blog is.
      Hope you are doing well.

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