Monday, April 6, 2009

My book is HERE!

I have in my hot little hands by blog posts for 2008 printed as a book!


I am very pleased with the way it turned out. I created and ordered it through Blurb.com. It is an 8x10 landscape book with 180 pages. It cost me $57 to print and ship.









A few comments about the whole editing process. IT TOOK FOREVER! The program was really slow; I think because my file was rather large with alot of pictures (300+) and a lot of text. I did like the blurb program because it "slurped" up my blog posts and roughly put them into a book format. I spent a lot of time squishing it all down to 180 pages which required me to change page layouts, edit text, cut out pictures, and put multiple posts on the same page. There were also some pictures that didn't upload with a high enough resolution that I needed to upload the originals. There are quite a few program quirks but after awhile you know what to expect and it moves rather quickly. The actual uploading and ordering was very easy and I was even able to find a coupon code that ended up covering my 2nd day shipping.


Overall, I am pleased with the final product. But next year, when I'm not under a time crunch, I might look around a bit at other programs.

3 comments:

The Fullmers Three said...

Hooray!!!!! I am excited for you. I can't wait to make mine.

Anna said...

Wow! That looks incredible! What a great idea for family history ;) You are amazing my sister!

Charis said...

Yeah!