Last week I shared my published blog book on my blog, and several people have asked me to let them know how Janet's Blurb blog book turns out. Well, Janet stopped by to share it with me this week, and I'm happy to report that it looks great and was very economical. Especially compared to the heart palpitating amount I paid for mine.
Janet's book is much thicker than mine as Blurb doesn't limit the number of pages. That is a huge selling point, in my opinion. When you want your whole blog for a year, you want your whole blog for a year. Am I right?
Although you can't "slurp" Blogger blogs on Blurb anymore, you can do what Janet did, which is to copy and paste from her blog directly to her Blurb book, with a window open on the blog and a window open on Blurb.
Looking through Janet's book, it was obvious that there were many template choices for pictures and text. Also, the book was printed very professionally and bound nicely. It came in a matte finish.
Here are some details that Janet shared with me:
1) Her book is 8x10 in size, although 12x12 books are also an option.
2) Janet's book is 180 pages, so she didn't have to cut out any pictures, which her blog is full of, and she got all of 2008 into it.
3) Janet uploaded her book to Blurb on January 28th, it was printed on January 30th, and she had it in her hands on February 5th.
4) For Janet's 8x10 book, it cost her $69 . . . for a hardbound book including shipping and handling! Amazing.
I am very impressed with the quality of book that Blurb produced, especially at that price. If you want to do one for yourself, go to Blurb and check it out.
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Janet for sharing her book and her experience with us. Thank you, Janet! You're the best!