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In order to differentiate yourself and create engagement, it is important to publish impacting photos on your social networks.
No matter if you are a brand or an individual, it is crucial to adapt your photo’s dimensions to each platform’s standards.
Here is the guide for image dimensions on all social networks !
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.
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 Blookshop. You 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?
With 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!
If 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.
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.
“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
“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“
“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“
“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.”
Discover the new service that gives value to your digital posts!
Blogs appeared in the 90’s. First used by professionals and companies, private individuals haven’t waited to adopt those digital spaces of expression.
Maybe you too could own a blog like 250 millions of people in the world?
Blogs and social networks have replaced private journals nowadays, people like to speak about them, what they love, their passions and express the need to share every single moment of their daily life. And while we spend more and more time feeding digital accounts, BlookUp offers to do the opposite! Give tangible form again to digital contents to turn them into books.
Inventor of this new use, BlookUp allows to “blook” (contraction of the words “book” and “blog”) your blogs or social networks accounts, to materialize your virtual contents in the form of a book, using the codes of a traditional publication.
That is to say with a customized cover, pagination, table of contents…
Why make your blook?
If blogs and social networks are amazing spaces to express yourself, internet remains insubstantiable and this accumulation of digital posts!
It is pointless if it’s not shared or valued. That’s where book still have a bright future, because beyond a reminder book or a sharing book, making your blog book is an event! It’s making YOUR book.
By creating their blook, bloggers customized their cover, adjust the layout, they give life to a publication! A transmissible work, certainly modest but dear to them and the ones they love.
Because the content of a blog is often very personal and concerns a family, it requires investment, passion, time to write, post…
The more time they spend on their blog or their social network accounts, the more the authors want to keep a material track of their work.
Paper is approximatively 3000 years old and it’s not ready to disappear.
On the contrary, paper has recently known a renewal thanks to the cohabitation with its sworn enemy! The digital.
Nowadays, digital and book are no longer contradictory, but they complement each other. `
We all know QR codes or Flash codes. Children books now offer augmented reality, packagings of frozen fish tell us many informations about the product and where it’s been fished, the specie, the receipes you can cook with it.
Connected paper allows the readers, the companies and the brands to use a new space of information and communication thanks to our smartphone’s screen.
Thanks to digital technologies and databases, printing companies like Maqprint are able to print very customized contents and deliver documents limited to only a few people.
Part or all the elements (texts, pictures, graphs, colors, lay-out) composing a document or a book can be different from one another, allowing to target more efficiently the needs of the customers or readers.
Digital combined to databases opens up to the possibility of various marketing scripts. So, tomorrow an airline company could offer on-board customized magazines to travellers according to their own interests.
Proof that digital and paper mustn’t be opposed is BlookUp
Since 4 years, BlookUp offers to print books from personal blogs.
Today thanks to a reversed technology we lay-out digital flows, texts and pictures to turn them into real paper books.
Reasons to materialize your blog again are numerous. To keep a track of your writings, save it because you are afraid to loose it one day, and to offer it and share your book (books are a great gift!) or to sell it to other readers!
Making your “blook” (contraction of the words “blog” and “book”) is a great thing to do.
So, you can love digital, blogs, social networks… But also the smell of a new book, the touch of the paper, the pleasure to show it to others, commenting moments of your life around a nice and beautiful paper book.
You have a blog on WordPress that you have created several months or several years ago? Do you regularly publish posts and pictures on this private space? Like many people that are passionate? You invest your time and energy to make you blog everyday and like many people, you maybe tell yourself that it would be great if you could one day print the book of your blog. All to keep track of its digital content!
Well, thanks to BlookUp it’s now possible. To save your content, print it for yourself or to offer to others! We have made printing a blog a reality for all bloggers.
A blogger enjoied making a comparative study. In every case, the digital book is more expensive than paper book!
It is a real problem when we know, and we are placed well for the knowledge in the edition of books of blogs, that one of the main costs it is paper (60 % of the price in self-publishing, even if certainly the technique of printing is different).
What is interesting it is to deal with comments, debates and claiming of the Internet users, on the subject.
Between the ecology, the remuneration for the authors, the hacking, the boycott of the publishers. Everyone brings his own arguments. The digital debate vs paper extends in the infinity. But does the debate really exist? Each should have the choice of lira on the support of its choice, the whole being only a packaging of contents.
Should not the publishers and the booksellers more anticipate and to reposition with regard to this advance of the digital technology in their world, rather than to make understand, in a clarify way, that they are not still ready for the digital technology?
That is what we could soon hear in the mouth of the youngest! The generation “digital native” been born a transplanted keyboard left hand and a smartphone right hand.
If 98 % of the young people prefer to read on paper rather than on screen. The question is whether the paper will always have so many followers when this “digital natives” will reach the age to be bibliophiles?
Maybe what is more for this new generation, the expression ” to turn over a new leaf” will be transformed there “to refresh the page”, more adequate to what defines the current digital page.
Be up to date!
Turn in a loop ! The record is crossed off! Will these expressions have only another sense tomorrow? Or will they have become unusual since the progressive disappearance of their support? Mp3 havetaken an important place in the current musical consumption. It is logically that the market of the Compact disc tends to disappear. Already met phenomenon there are more than about twenty year with the extinction of the vinyl for the benefit of Said CD.
For the book and the appearance of its malefic double.
The digital book, it is about a similar foundation. Real debate, the dematerialization of the book causes the same debates today which enamelled the passage in the digital photography and in the dematerialized music. Paper book(pound) Vs digital book there will be there only one? Which? And why not both if we take into account economic data and sociological?
The paper book, the museum piece or the collector’s edition?
In the coming years, we are going to observe a “collector’s” future of the paper book in front of development of his digital antagonist? It is also the difference! The material. Between paper and digital support, the material entraine this clear quality gap, the paper becomes a luxury object in the face of a dematerialized support. Actually, hypothetically, it is not impossible that the digital book comes to replace the paperback.
The future of the book, the Print-On Demand?
A complete report has just been made in May by the Association of College and Research libraries on “the scenarios for the future of the book”.
Indeed; it explores 4 alternatives with which can be confronted the book. Since almost disappearance of the paper book for the benefit of the digital technology or mutually, the failure of the ebook because of a too expensive technology and which does not convince the readers, certain data are however common to all the scenarios:
- The technology of the printed books does not go out but occupies a position, a different function. Let us remember ourselves that even if the electricity produces the light, candles kept a status mattering in our company)
- The readers of books are less numerous
- A new phenomenon expands! Print-On Demand.
However, in 2020, the creation and the publication of books will be less expensive and easier. We shall not find any more only authors’ big names! A lot of people unknowns will self-publish their own paper books to share their papers with friends or to keep a track of things, facts. In these conditions the ISBN will not be any more an essential component of the book and there will be more and more titles of books of fiction, short stories, poems, theories.
The authors continues to find that the paper book is more taken seriously than his digital counterpart! And the paper books becomes the new business cards. Leave me your book, I would tell you what you are worth.
The world continues to be invaded by the paper book! Therefore ironically it will be made possible by the digital technologies.