Saturday, July 10, 2010

It's Published!!!

I am officially a Publisher! My Blog is in print now. Well at least the first 500 post (give or take a few).
I went with and highly recommend, Blog 2 Print , the SharedBook Company.
http://blog2print.sharedbook.com/ It was so easy and fun to do. You can even see a test book within minutes (which is a great marketing tool as I immediately wanted to buy once I "saw" my book). For $14.95 you can purchase a basic 20 page soft cover Blog Book. If you want a hard back cover, add $10.00. Extra pages are $.35 each. My original book exceeded the limit of pages you can have in one book. So I reduced it by deleting (just from the book) a few postings, and deleting the comments. I wish I could have deleted the content section as that took 22 pages, but that wasn't an option. All in all, I condensed the book to 378 pages. It is 8.5" x 11, my pages are beautiful with full color photos. The only downside is a few of my photos are slightly blurred, but I believe it was a pixel thing as these are mostly photos that had bad quality. My book, hardback and all, came to $150.00. Well worth the price. Again, the people at Sharebooks were great to work with. I did the whole thing online and never needed to call them as it was so easy. Also, much to my surprise, it was finished and arrived to me ahead of schedule. I believe they said 3 weeks, and I got mine in half that time.

The finish product is wonderful! I am sooo very proud. It was a Birthday gift to myself. (Shouldn't we all give a little something to ourselves?) It sits on one of my desk in my office. Occasionally picked up, and smiled at often. I did this for me. It was a sort of validation. I love having the Blog for all to read on the Internet, but to have it in print is a Jan thing. I love books! I love reading. I love that I look over to it and can say, "I wrote that!"

7 comments:

JC said...

Cool !!!

Now, I have to go look this up ...

A human kind of human said...

This is wonderful. I would love to do it for myself also. I think I will, once I also reach 500 posts (lol). Congratulations and enjoy it.

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Great! This is really useful info. Many thanks for sharing.

Natalie said...

AWESOME!!!!!!!!

Mark Pressley said...

So Cool!

JennyMac said...

This is awesome! Thanks for sharing the link too. What a beautiful book that showcases your talent and memories. LOVE it.

Mary said...

It is great that you printed your blog. Too many things today disappear with the touch of a delete key or the failure of a hard drive. Your family will love it!!