I used Blog 2 Print after seeing one of their ads online. The process was easy but pricey--it costs around $50 for one copy! The price goes up if you choose a hard cover, or if you have a lot of pages. I chose the soft cover and my number of pages was included in the basic price. I searched online for a coupon, so I ended up paying only $45. I wouldn't have done it for myself, but I want to be able to share my blog with my mother, and this seemed like a great way to do that.
The front cover (above) doesn't please me as much as the back cover (below). The small image I saw on the website as I chose the background for the covers didn't help me that much! I would have used a picture with a dark background for the front cover if I had known better. They offer a lot of different cover colors and designs, so if I ever decide to do this again I will choose my cover photos to coordinate better with the cover.
Here's a glimpse at the inside pages. I chose the space-saving option of having the text run along the side of the pictures. Although it is different than the actual layout of my blog, I think it looks fine, and it kept me below the number of pages that would have cost more!
Everything in all of my posts is included, but the reader comments are not. That's too bad, because the comments add a lot!
If I do this again, I think I will pay the extra $10 for the hard cover. After paying $45, I want my book to last!
I'm on my way to Little Rock, Arkansas this weekend for the Craft Gossip Fork and Talk event; conveniently enough, that's where my mother lives, so I will be visiting her and giving her this book! (Of course, my mom is the real reason I travel to Arkansas regularly; it is a great bonus that I can schedule my trip to coincide with this blogger's meet-up.) I will post again on Tuesday; see you then!