Update: Hardcovers for your blooks!

For a unique book, a book that will last longer… Choose the right cover!

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Since 2011, BlookUp always offered one unique type of cover, cardboard-made, soft and glossy, in order to bind all the pages of your digital life and keep them warm and sheltered for as long as possible.

Now, let’s move on to the top gear: Please welcome Hardcovers!

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Ooooh that’s pretty

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How can I get my Hardcover?

Go to your account or create a brand new blook from scratch, and select the hardcover option while customizing it!

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We know thanks to you that the choice of the cover was just as essential as the choice of your contents, and that some writings deserved to be presented in a different way in order to be truly unique and personalized.

Softcovers were well-adapted for thin and simple books, but beginning now, hardcovers will give your contents a solemn and solid flair, like several volumes of an encyclopedia!

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Hardcovers? Pure joy, we can assure you!

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Do not wait anymore! Today, choose the cover that will showcase your book on BlookUp!

Interview: Blogging and printing jokes about politics with Donna Troy!

People have their own way of reacting to politics, some get angry, some start lecturing others, some don’t seem to care all that much, and some choose to make fun of it.  Donna Troy falls into the latter category!
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Tell us a little bit about yourself : Your passions, your hobbies, your projects…
I work in payroll and that’s very boring.  In my spare time, I like to write, obviously.  I like to crochet and I have an Etsy shop where I sell my crafts.  I also enjoy yoga.

What is your blog about and why did you want to address this subject when starting it?
My blog has been mostly about making fun of politics in the U.S.  It was my brother’s idea to start the blog.  We were emailing back and forth during the 2016 election and he decided the stuff I was writing would make a good blog.  I didn’t know what I was going to do after the election, but then Trump won so there has been plenty of material.
 
What do you like the most about blogging?
I enjoy making people laugh and having an outlet to make light of things that are troubling.

What part of your blog are you the most proud of?
I think I’m most proud of how my work has progressed from the time I started the blog until now.
 
Why “Namaste, Bitches”?
That started as an inside joke with my friends.  We were all leaving work one night and everyone was talking about what they were going to do that evening.  I said, “Well, I’m off to yoga.  Namaste, Bitches.”  When I began the blog I didn’t think anyone other than my friends would be reading it.  Namaste, Bitches just kind of stuck.

Why did you want to turn your blog into a book?
I did that for my parents.  They aren’t technically savvy and my brother was sporadically printing out blogs for them to read.  Again, it was my brother’s idea to get the blog turned into a book.
 
How did you find out about BlookUp?
I found it with a Google search.  I tried a few different sites before I settled on BlookUp.
 
What did you think about the making process of your blook? Did you encounter any difficulties or issues?
I enjoyed using BlookUp. BlookUp was the most user friendly of the companies I tried.  I liked that I could preview the layout for each blog after editing.  The other companies didn’t have that option.  Uploading the images was also much easier with BlookUp.
 
Do you enjoy the final result? What does your family and friends think about your blook?
I loved the final result.  As an avid reader and writer, it gave me a little thrill to see my work in book form.  My family and friends loved it as well.
 
Would you recommend BlookUp and/or use it again in the future?
Yes to both!
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Huge thanks to Donna Troy for this interview! Don’t forget to check out her blog if you want to have a good time and follow her on social media:
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Sharing your library on #Shelfie

We know that internet, blogs and social networks gave or maintained a general taste for writing and creation, and gave the world of books a second youth by putting self-publishing at everyone’s reach.

Books and writing are part of the daily life for many of us, and the internet pays them tribute!

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What the shelf?

On Instagram, we find under the hashtag #shelfie a whole lot of inspiring photos featuring shelves and libraries. The word “shelfie” itself sets the tone by combining the words “shelf” with the word “selfie” (the famous self-portraits photographed in the 21st century, for those sleeping at the bottom).

Many of the photos feature furnitures arranged like they’re almost taken straight out of an IKEA magazine; But, and this is what interests us here, we can also find books!

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#Shelfie indeed is the occasion to make your personal library a star while the hashtag lasts, and to share your reading taste or your  storage foibles to your friends and followers… Or even to discover what composes the tastes of others and how people organizes and surrounds one’s readings!

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No boasting of elitist readings or endless rows of books here (even if we recognize that a full library is always pretty to picture 😉 ), only the joy of seeing beautiful book-related photos and starting exchanging about your favorite books!

After all, the contents of a library are often indicative of the personality of its owner(s): It is with this idea that the newspaper The Guardian launched the concept of the Shelfie in December 2013.

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More than 820 000 publications are now classified under the hashtag #shelfie and more are coming everyday, so it’s always time to get involved and show what you have and love!

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Article source (French) | Images:  @earthscorners, @culturetripbooks, @bluestockingbookshelf and @shelfjoy

Turn and print all your digital contents, blogs and social networks into amazing real paper books on blookup.com

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