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Turn your blog into a book with BlookUp!

Are you part of the 250 million people who own a blog all around the world? Whether you blog for fun or make a living out of it, BlookUp gives you the opportunity to turn your blog into an actual paper book.

Make your own blook and join the 12 000 other bloggers who did the same before you!

Printing your blog? But…why? There are a lot of reasons why you should print your blog, here are the main ones:

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1 – First and foremost, to protect your content

As seen in the news recently, nobody’s safe from a bug that would ultimately delete our blogs. Unfortunately, we cannot predict what will become of our blogs in the next 5, 10 or 20 years. By then, it is likely that a lot of data will disappear.

2 – There is nothing like a book.

There is something exhilarating in holding the result of countless hours of writing, you should try!  Once you will receive your blook, you will experience the feeling of flipping through the pages full of articles and pictures,  feel the authenticity of the paper under your fingertips and you will ask yourself: “How come I didn’t make my blook earlier?”.

3 -It adds extra value to your work

Printing a blog allows its author to experience it on another perspective. Very few are those who take the time to dive into their archives full of old pictures, stories and memories. You will realize what a year, or even a lifetime worth of writing looks like. 

With a book, you see your content in a new light, rediscover your articles and relive your best moments in pictures!

You add something truly unique to your work when you make a book, something that makes you proud and arouses admiration of others. Because making the book of your blog is a unique experience, after all, you are making YOUR book. Making your blook is a creative process, the bloggers who decide to make theirs customize the cover and page layout thus bringing to life what used to be a digital object and turning it into a  book everyone can share and enjoy.  The result of this process is truly priceless: Because blogs are often personal, they are about families and friends, they require a lot of time and dedication to put into them, whether it be for the writing, posting on social media, or even interact with the readers.

The more the authors put time into their blog, the more they want to keep a written record of it. In a world where everything tends to be over-digitized and the content ephemeral,  there is something truly special and almost relieving in putting aside the internet for a while and immortalizing your blog in the form of a book.

4 – It is the best way to keep it close to you!

There is nothing like a book to read through your blog posts again and again, sharing anecdotes and remembering some events, all while being comfortably seated on your couch! Say what you want about tablets, kindles and laptops, but nothing matches the authentic experience of a book…plus it is waaay more convivial!

5 – You can share it with the people close to you!

Share your blook or offer a copy to your relatives and your friends and see how they experience your blog page after page. Everything is real and authentic, they will be holding in their bare hands the result of your work and it is more pleasant than having to read the articles on a computer screen.  Also, remember that not everyone in your family (take your parents or grand parents as an example) is comfortable with using devices like a tablet or a laptop, and for them what you call “blogging” is something they might not understand. Luckily for them, BlookUp has THE solution: offering them a printed copy of your blog!

6 – You can sell it!

Your book can have a real monetary value if the content you wrote interests other people. BlookUp, gives you the possibility to make your blook “public”, this way it will appear on the BlookshopYou can sell it at the price you want and tell you friend to check it out on BlookUp and order it online! Who knows, this might be the beginning of your career as a writer that just started!

What will my book look like?

Electric blue paper-wrapped bookWith BlookUp you can make all kinds of books. Here are some tips to help you getting started:

First you have to create your blook by choosing among all the platform the one you want to import your blog from and selecting your favorite articles, or by defining a time period (“Articles from 2016…”  or a theme. You can also choose to only keep the pictures and make an album or remove all of them. Here are all the different formats and platforms you can choose from:

  • 15×15 cm (Instagram only)
  • 15×21 cm and 20×27 cm (blog book formats)
  • 15×14,8 cm and 21×29,7 cm  (PDF only)
  • 19×26 cm (Facebook only)

You  can order a single book if you want to! You can print as many books as you want and benefit from an excellent manufacturing quality thanks to on-demand digital printing. 

Print the books of your Facebook and Instagram!

blook-facebook-first-pageIf you do not own a blog you can always print a book out of your Facebook page or Instagram. Nowadays people like to share everything they do on social media. And while we tend to create more and more content online, BlookUp  takes it the other way around by Immortalizing your digital content in form of paper books.

The Facebook book is available in an exclusive format (20×26 cm) and lets you choose between 2 different layouts (2 or 3 columns). You can choose a time period over which you want to import your content from. BlookUp automatically imports all the content you published on your Facebook page  automatiquement tout le contenu publié sur votre compte Facebook (statuses, photos videos, places you visited, comments…) then you can choose the types of content you want to appear on your blook as well as the number of comments.

That’s exactly the same with Instagram! You can choose the pictures you want to keep along with the time period. Your book will be printed in a 15×15 cm format.instagram-blook-opened-flowers

 

 

How can I create my book? Is it complicated?

You can start by importing your blog (Go ahead, you can do that for free!) by clicking on the platform you want to import content from. Then all you have to do is to register and go with the flow!

As we previously mentioned, you can customize your blook in a lot of different ways (Types of content, font, page layout, cover, etc…) Once you are happy with your book, you can order it and you will receive it within 15 business days.

 

They tried it and they loved it!

Grisélidis, founder of Yes We Blog.

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“You spend hours writing articles for your blog, taking pictures and editing them. But even though it is a thing in the digital world, you still can’t touch it. It’s not like a good old book you’d be reading at the parc. Having your blog on a book format adds another dimension to this little place of the internet that we love and take care of. I also think that it is a very cute and friendly way of sharing what we do with people who are not very familiar with web-related stuff. Believe it or not, but there are still quite a lot of people that are not so interested in the internet.”

Marion Legras, globetrotter and blogger

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“Our blog contains all the 367 articles about the 19 countries we visited and more than five times as many pictures we wanted to keep in the form of a series of books dedicated to this dream come true. It was very important for us to keep a written record of our memories abroad, that all our writings and pictures will not be forever imprisoned behind a computer screen or lost somewhere inside a folder. These books allow us to dive into these wonderful memories at any moment and there is nothing that can match this feeling!”

Pauline Savary, author of “Pauline savary’s daily

pauline-savary-daily“It is an interesting project with a lot of advantages. Whoever is looking for a job and wants to keep a tangible record of his/her blog (assuming that the said blog is relevant for the job), easily readable and enhanced by the paper format and/or with exclusive content, will certainly be intrigued. Blookup will prove interesting to professional bloggers, fashion bloggers and photographers who are very focused on design and visuals. It is also a good idea to offer it a gift. As for the commercial aspect of the books, that remains to be seen…”

Sandra, nerdy mom, author of “Le blog d’une maman geekette

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Blookup is a great way of keeping track and promoting your blog. It can be offered to your parents or grand parents and can also be an excellent memory for  wedding blogs.”

Print the book of your brand’s Facebook page!

Turn your brand’s Facebook page into a book with BlookUp!

As a Community manager or Social media manager, the role you play in the online communication of your brand, company or even association is central. Whether you operate within a communication agency or inside your own company, Facebook is a major tool that you use on a daily basis; which implies that you constantly need to keep track of what you do on the page.

That’s exactly what BlookUp offers you. Currently leading the book of blog market in both France and Europe, our platform now targets digital marketing and social media professionals/experts with a physical record allowing them to keep track of their company’s presence on Facebook.

A brand new way of promoting your company

Immortalize your interactions with your fans, your best events or marketing operations, your most popular photos and posts, keeping a written record of your work year after year or even surprise your collaborators, customers and partners by offering them the book of your company’s Facebook… For all these reasons, this product is made for you! BlookUp gives you the opportunity to get your hands on your company’s or brand’s own book. Because there is nothing like a book to record your interactions with your community and keep them close to you.

How does it work?

You can create your book in a few clicks: All you have to do is to sign in to BlookUp.com, choose a Facebook page for which you are the admin and the time span over which you want your book to be about. After having successfully imported the content, the book organizes all your posts, videos, photos, places visited as well as the comments on your page into an smooth layout. This layout remains customizable, which means you can select which type of content you want to keep, change the color of your theme, front and back covers and visualize the changes in real time.

All that’s left for you to do is ordering it online, the book will be shipped within 8 business days at the location of your choice.

What are you waiting for to print and get your hands on the book of your company’s Facebook page ?

 

Interview with Andy Smith, turning 10 years worth of paintings into books!

Do you like art?  Yeah we thought so.

In this week’s interview Andy Smith tells us about his love for watercolor painting, the challenge of “A Painting A Day” he took on years ago and the process of making a blook out of his work!

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Tell us a little bit about yourself : You, your passions, your hobbies, your projects…
As a man, I am passionate about my family life and I love bicycle riding. As an artist I am passionate about watercolors. I have been a full-time artist for over 35 years. I specialize in watercolors and my style is realistic. I paint and my wife runs the business so we are together all the time. I paint every day, most of the day and attend art shows on weekends. We enjoy traveling where I find new subjects and inspiration. In fact we will be in France in a few days! My wife has real wanderlust and I am happy going wherever she wishes to explore!

What is your blog about and why did you want to address this subject when starting it?
About 10 years ago the craze of “A Painting A Day” became popular. You start and finish a miniature painting (4×6”) every day and offer it for sale at a discounted price so anyone could own an original piece of art. I thought I could easily do this. So we decided to feature this painting on a blog and add bits about the day in the life of an artist and share a bit about our family life and travels. It has given me a greater connection with clients that live far away.

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What content (articles, illustrations) are you the most proud of?
After 10 years I often feel like I have said all there is to say, so it’s a little hard to think outside the box and come up with something new. Last year we invited clients to be a guest writer and share what my paintings mean to them. I found it moving to hear what clients see in my work. Every now and then I get asked to write my thoughts on a subject… how to start a collection… how to stay inspired, fresh and motivated.

What do you like the most about blogging and painting?
I am amazed that after 10 years of blogging I still really enjoy the discipline of creating a painting every day. I like that I can explore subjects that I may never paint in a large format. I use them as studies to improve my skills.

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Why did you want to turn your blog into a book?
We always printed out the blog just to have a copy, I am 64, I am not of the age that trusts computers! There is something about holding paper! To have a year of blogs in a book form is fantastic. It’s like having a diary, I can go back to any year and see what I painted, where we traveled and just a general snapshot of my life.

How did you find out about BlookUp?
An ad just turned up in my emails one day and my wife mentioned it and we saved the information.

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What did you think about the making process of your blook? Did you encounter any difficulties or issues?

I think it was just unlucky but our first book was lost in the mail for several weeks. BlookUp was excellent in returning my emails and then printed a second book and mailed it. Weirdly both books arrived on the same day. The next issue was that it did not print in date order. Must have been a glitch on our end. But again BlookUp offered a discount to reprint and I decided to print all 10 years at one time.

Do you enjoy the final result?
Very happy!

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Would you recommend BlookUp?
Yes, I mentioned BlookUp on my blog and I have a friend going to print her blog.

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Thank you very much Andy for this interview, for recommending our service to your friend and for mentioning us on your blog!

Don’t forget to check out Andy’s blog to see more of his fabulous paintings!