The new Instagram book is here. Print your’s today !

The new Instagram book is here ! and it is enough for all your pictures ! It is often said that size doesn’t matter, and that it’s more about how you use it. At BlookUp, we decided not to overlook any aspect of the popular saying!

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A Hardcover for your blooks is now available !

A Hardcover is the right cover to allow you to create 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!

The option is, for now, only available for:

  • Blogs Books
  • Facebook Books

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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!

Dogs and Humans finding trust and confidence by reading

We already know that reading for ourselves has several beneficial effects. Escaping to other universes brings us solace, discovering other cultures opens our mind, we can learn, imagine, travel, ease our mind.

 But we don’t often read to others and communicate those feelings. Thus making reading a solitary hobby and, above all, a very “human” hobby.

But can reading be used to both build confidence in children and help abandonned dogs to trust humans again?

This strange-sounding question is what started the Shelter Buddies Reading Program, created by the Humane Society of Missouri.

Helping Dogs Relax !

The idea is to ask children and young people (between 6 and 15 years-old) to volunteer at the shelter in order to practice their reading and public speaking skills by reading one (or more!) book(s) to lonely dogs waiting in their kennel.

They freely decide which book(s) to read and the dog they want to read it to, they sit in front of him or her and initiate the first contact.

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Jo Ellyn Klepacki, assistant director of the Missouri Humane Society explains that the goal of the program is to get the dogs to move from the back of the kennel to the front, as dogs staying near the front of their kennel get adopted more quickly than the others. Knowing this, it’s easy to understand how slowly adjusting them to the presence of kind humans can help them trust people again and find a new loving home faster.

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“We started this for two reasons”, Klepacki adds, “Dogs in a shelter environment exhibit a lot of signs of anxiety and show stress signals, so we wanted to do something to comfort them. We have a lot of children in our area who are really engaged and they ask, ‘How can I help?’” 

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The program benefits both dogs and the young volunteers, who are able to practice their aloud-reading skills in a safe and nonjudgmental environment. Thus also helping to tame their fear of audiences. The shelter encourages them to generally interact with the dogs as well, by talking to them and by passing them treats if they make their way to the front of the glass.

The program is a success, and you can still become a Reading Buddy now if you want to help!

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Source – Photos credits: Humane Society of Missouri, abcnews and twistedsifter

Index Update: New fonts and Index Options

NEW FONTS TO PRINT YOUR BLOG!

A font board Your blog has its atmosphere, its personality, and its paper version must absolutely reflect it? After several weeks of testing and researching, we finally found the fonts you needed to make your blook more unique and extraordinary!

In addition to Arial and Times New Roman, choose THE font that will have the honor to represent the spirit of your blog among the 7 new proposed:

Economica, DejaVuSans, Lato, Free Serif, Noto Sans, Noto Serif and Courier New

QUESTIONING THE INDEX…

blook-example-table-of-contentsNot everyone needs a table of content in his or her blook, and we have been asked several times to make this feature optional, or to have the possibility to place the index at the beginning of the book instead of the end.

Weel, starting today, choose to keep your index or not, and to place it before or after your main content!choice-table-of-contents

The book of your Facebook: Choose your Content!

A few months ago, we asked you to share your thoughts about our new product, the book of Facebook, and your opinion really mattered to us!

Our inquiry pointed out that for our users, one of the main key points to a well-done Facebook book was to be able to select the types of content that truly reflected their social adventure. Today with BlookUp, you are the only one to decide what you want to keep from your profile, administrated page or favorite Fan page!

Are you a photography master? Choose to keep only your albums! Do you usually write long, motivating tirades? Choose to transform your publications into a book worthy of the name!

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How do I choose the contents I want?

Create a new blook or edit a Facebook book that you already began a few days / weeks / months ago. Then go to the 2nd step of the customization process!

Here you’ll find again the usual layout choices (2 or 3 columns). As well as the possibility to reduce your publication interval in order to better target your contents (within the interval that you already chose during Step 1) and the possibility to choose them properly!

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You can select one or more type·s of content, and decide whether to keep the index or not!

If you chose the option “Import Comment” in step 1 but are having second thoughts and rather remove them. You just have to set the “maximum comments” on 0.

Warning ! The maximum comments you can get depend on the popularity of the page or profile you are trying to import. You can therefore vary from blook to blook!

So, are you ready to personalize the book of your favorite social network with BlookUp?

Chose your best content!

And turn your Facebook experience into a beautiful paper book with 15% off thanks to the MARCHBLOOK coupon code, valid until 14/03/2017!