I sure raised a lot of questions with my blog post regarding Blog2Print! Wow! I decided there were enough questions to warrant another blog post on this subject instead of trying to answer everyone's questions individually. I just hope I can answer them all for you!
Before I go any further though, I would like to say that I have no affiliation what so ever with the Blog2Print company. I just happened to choose this company to print my blog.
The Blog2Print home page has a section where you can actually page through a book. You can see pictures added, comments and other text. You can choose which cover you would like, what color, and what you would like to print, maybe your Facebook pages, your blog, Twitter pages, or Picassa, etc. If you choose to make the book of your blog, Blog2Print will ask you what blog platform you use, Blogger, Word Press or TypePad. You choose the title of the book and can make a dedication page. They make the process very simple! ****** Update! Upon Looking at the site tonight (1/28/2011) ~ Facebook, Twitter, Picassa, PDF and Word content is printed through everything2print.com !!!!
The first question comes from Mary of Mary's Musings. She asks ~
"Can you pick out certain posts when making the book?"
You can choose labels, more than one at a time and those labeled items will only be pulled for the book. You can choose date ranges only, or labels and date ranges. You can choose everything and delete what you don't want. There are different ways to go about it, but I think you could choose just those posts you want to print by using labels.
Heather Rojo from Nutfield Genealogy asks several questions ~
Are the bindings sewed or glued?
I'd say the bindings are glued.
How is the paper? Acid Free?
The paper is nice and thick, good quality to me. There is a comment on their home page from another blogger stating she was impressed with the paper and quality of the pictures, and I tend to agree. As far as being acid free, I have not seen anything stating that, so I doubt that any of it is.
Can you keep a copy of your book on your own hard drive or is it uploaded to their server?
All of the information you choose is uploaded to their site.
Can you print it out on your own home computer?
No, because it is uploaded to their site. You can however order a download of it for a nominal fee.
Was it easy to edit?
Truthfully, I didn't edit a thing. I wanted it just as it on my blog. I am not sure that you can edit the text, I doubt it, but I could be wrong. As far as adding the pictures or comments etc, that is just a matter of checking the correct box.
Judith Richards Shubert from Genealogy Traces has asked ~
How big did the pages turn out? Can you choose the size?
The pages are 8 1/2 X 11 and I don't remember seeing where you could change the size of the pages.
These were all excellent questions. I do not profess to know it all about Blog2Print, but I answered these questions to the best of my knowledge. I can see where some of these questions were leading. I do not think this is the answer for everyone's projects. There are definite limitations. For me, and my purpose, which was to save a copy of my blog, I am very pleased. If you are wanting to publish your genealogy, this may not be the route for you.
Blurb has been mentioned in the comments of the last post. I am not familiar with Blurb, so I can not compare. You will notice though in the comments of the last post, Brenda from Journey to the Past checked out Blurb and chose Blog2Print.
I hope I have answered your questions, thank you all for your comments and questions on my last post.
Thanks for stopping by!
Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts!
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