Do any of you bloggers have concerns that your blog posts could disappear from the Internet and years of your heart and soul will be deleted along with them? My blog has been like a new baby to me over the past two years, and I like to know that I have the contents of it in a hard copy sitting in my living room. Also, in case I ever move on to other creative pursuits, it feels good to know that I still have the hundreds of pages of Preppy Mountain Farmhouse, and they won't be lost if I close my blog.
I went to BlookUp for publishing all of my blog posts, and they made it so easy to do this seemingly daunting task. It didn't take me much more than an hour to choose the size, which posts I wanted to include (all of them, of course), where I wanted page breaks, and what to include as the cover photo and the bio on the back. Their home page can be found by clicking here.
Before placing your order, you get the opportunity to preview the entire book online. Then you can order a softcover printed book or pay only a few dollars for an e-book. You can even choose to make your book available to the public and by choosing your price, you can sell it to others. Each volume of my blog was nearly 500 pages (the maximum amount for one book), and it was a bit pricey, so I couldn't imagine anyone other than me purchasing it. But if you have a smaller book or you choose to only publish certain posts by categories, you might want to place yours up for sale and see what happens.
You can choose any picture for your front and back covers; they don't have to be from within your blog.
At the back of the book they place a Table of Contents with each post title and its page number. How handy is that?
I was thoroughly pleased with the layout and design and the quality of the printed pictures.
Since my blog is about my family, these two volumes will be the equivalent of two years of family scrapbooks that usually take me weeks to complete, and they end up more expensive than the BlookUp books, without all my commentary.
Shipping is free if your book totals around 100 euros, I think. My books came by USPS within a week or so. BlookUp will also print whatever posts you choose from your social media sites, if you're so inclined. I haven't seen any of those in person, so I can't give my review on them. But I do give a high recommendation for their blog publishing services.
Have a Wonderful Week of Spring, Everyone!