Why save your Twitter in a social book?

What’s a social book? It’s the possibility to import content from social media and/or blogs and then print it as a paper book. At Blookup, we give you the possibility to make your own social book from your Twitter! 

But with what aim?

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Extend the impact of your professional tweets!

Extend the impact of your professional tweets! Why do that ? Because today, 500 million tweets are shared everyday on Twitter. In this constant flow of information, these posts remain transient and only impact their key audience partially.

The cover of a proffesional twitter account

In order to solve this issue, BlookUp launches an original solution ! Thus aiming to extend the impact of professional Twitter accounts: the twitter Classic! This new “blook” enables companies to gather the high-points of their news. Doing so alongside their key audience whilst enhancing the value of their digital endeavors.

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Social media image dimensions : The perfect guide!

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 !


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Books and videos: Who are the Booktubers?

When it comes to reading, profiles and behaviors are very diverse! More or less assiduous readers, young or not so young, with three tons of books on their hands or without any idea of what to read next…

Whatever the situation, navigating on the ocean of books that is literature can quickly become a real challenge. What are the trends? A title teases you, but you’re not sure you want to buy it  because you’re afraid of being disappointed? Which genre will truly move you or are which book will get you out of your comfort zone?

Well, as usual, to answer those questions, you have to look up for information. You may go to the nearest library, bookshop or on an online store… Or on Youtube.

A trend that actually began a few years ago

Booktubers appeared in the United States and in Mexico around the years 2010-2011. PolandbananasBOOKS, the most famous channel in America created in 2010, has currently 361,000 subscribers while Raiza Revelles, the most famous channel in Mexico and created in 2011, has 1,196,000 subscribers!

By comparison, Les Lectures de NiNe, a French channel, counts only 58,000 subscribers!

Many articles have been devoted to Booktubers since 2011, many channels have been created and have disappeared. The phenomenon is now generally well-known and followed by the english-speaking and spanish-speaking countries.

A French “Ipsos” study of 2016 made for the National Book Center (Centre National du Livre) linked the omnipresence of Internet and screens with new reading habits, not with a disinterest in reading! Booktubers, which attracted only 5% of young people according to the study at the time, are the expression of these changes!

Young people talk to young people

Their profile? Mostly female Booktubers under 30, whose audience also includes young female readers. The books presented come from all genres and lovers of great classics or more specific styles can find what they want between two fantasy or science fiction novelties!

A variety of speeches and formats form the wide range of videos made by Booktubers, like “In my Mailbox” (IMM), “Bookhauls” and “Wrap-Up”. for example.

Some of these formats already existed on Youtube for a while, such as the unboxing, which consists of opening a package (sent by a brand) in front of the camera in order to discover its contents with the subscribers. Like other Youtubers, Booktubers often initially order objects themselves, privately: When the channel becomes more famous, publishing houses send them gifts for them to talk about.

The key here is to find a form of book club 2.0: Booktubers talk to people with whom they share the same love of reading (or sometimes convert those who were not interested!) and organize Challenges and Events in order to animate and unite them.

No wonder why publishers are trying to forge partnerships directly with these video makers who are now invited in trade shows and literary debates! But even when they are part of a network, very few Booktubers make book sharing their main activity. Each of them deserves to be viewed though, and of course to be followed!

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Article Source | Crédits Vidéos :A Clockwork Reader, jennaclarekPolandbananasBOOKS,Little Book Owljessethereader 

BlookUp: Blog, Medias, frequency, news and THANK YOU!

At the end of 2016, we gave you informations about BlookUp‘s blogging and social networking activities. Today, we – already- have to update you on the situation!

THANK YOU !

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In the first place (yes, we start the article by the last element of our title, like some kind of blog punks), we would like to thank you from the bottom of our heart for your growing support, your shares, your commitment…

In 2017, significant subscriptions goals have been reached for all our communication platforms, and that is obviously thanks to you!

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logo-wordpress-blueGOAL REACHED: 5,000 SUBSCRIBERS

The blog is still there, in French (here) and in English (here. Like, no, really, no need to click, you’re already there 😉 ), but as some have noticed, our publication rhythm has kind of declined; No more publications on Tuesdays and Fridays but don’t panic, we explain why!

The first reason to this is simply our desire to propose a unique rendez-vous, every Wednesday, in order to make every article more  like a weekly celebrity coming to sign autographs at a given time. Punctuality is key!

The second reason is also quite simple, and that’s…

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Tumblr is the latest active network of BlookUp. This microblogging platform will be ideal to share with you the daily life of our startup!

Our Tumblr will be more like a Facebook page, a Twitter or an Instagram account, with a freer and more casual tone. The publications are to be short but more numerous, and this is why WordPress articles, longer and therefore more demanding in terms of research and writing, will be posted once a week to ensure their quality!

That being said, if you have a Tumblr account (or if you are just curious!), Subscribe to this new blog and enter the daily BlookUp life, joys, pains, environment, team… And much more!

SOCIAL NETWORKS

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REACHED GOAL: 3,500 SUSCRIBERS

Logo Twitter

REACHED GOAL: 1,200 FOLLOWERS

Logo Instagram

REACHED GOAL: 1,200 SUSCRIBERS

(Click on the images to access the corresponding social network!)

There are also some changes on the social networks side, which regularly relay each publication from the WordPress blog (and soon Tumblr), and had a fairly fixed number of publications per day… Now we blow up the locks, get free, and we post, we share, we react live!

We are as well increasing the emphasis on mages… For the pure pleasure of the eyes!

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So, are you ready to choose your favorite platform(s)? Subscribe, and don’t be shy: Participate! 😄

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!

A book with Facebook content

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!

The book of your Facebook with BlookUp!

Examples of Facebook books' covers On Facebook, we rarely look back on our publications because we often possessed our account for years. We posted thousands of status, shared thousands of pictures, left wackiest applications post on our behalf.

So, even when we have the option to see our past activity year by year, going indefinitely down and down our browser to read all this in detail discourages us in advance.

After several months of research and developement, BlookUp found the solution to have all your Facebook contents at hand’s reach and browse at will through it without getting tired!

YOUR FACEBOOK BOOK !

Composition of photos of the Facebook blook

It’s beautiful, it’s brand new!  This is the new product that seals the year 2016 for BlookUp, a year full of great changes! After 5 years putting emphasis on conventional blogging platforms and focusing our efforts to improve our tool for them, we decided to celebrate our 5 years by renewing our social medias offer! Through  Facebook and its 1.59 billion registered users being the first one to haveits own makeover!

You may have already tried to import your profile via our tool before, but our tool has since evolved, and our book has nothing to do with the one you knew before !

You will love this new edition!

Inner and outer Facebook blook of John Davis

Thanks to your feedbacks,  we have reworked our book so that it faithfully reflects the spirit of your favorite social media.

Status, photos, videos, geolocation, and even likes and comments from your friends … All are  automatically imported!

We now offer you 2 internal and external layouts in order to allow you more customization possibilities for this particular book completely redesigned graphically and editorially.

This is the beginning of a new era! Christmas is approaching and on this occasion, BlookUp offers you the possibility to turn your Facebook into a book !

 A book that looks like you, a book you can read again and again with family or friends.

Couple reading the book of their Facebook

Click here to create the book of your Facebook

And enjoy a 20% discount on your order with the FACEBLOOK20 promo code, valid until 11/30/2016 !

You take pictures, write posts ,now you can blook!

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…

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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.

Already 8000 bloggers have made their blook, what about you?

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Blogs and bloggers : not BlookUp’s only target

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Did you know?

BlookUp allows to create easily his book from his publications on pateformes of blog;. But not only!

Indeed, the system is also accessible for Instagram and Facebook and could become it for Twitter.

As regards Facebook, data which will appear on your Blook will be the publications which you realized or the photos which you published. So, for a particular event or simply to keep a written and personal track of all these publications and ideas ! Creating a book which will be called then “Blook” is the ideal solution.

What will be the depiction of the blogbook of your photos Instagram?

As for Instagram, the import of photos is very quickly made and allows to visualize an overview free of charge so as to being able to modify him before adding it to its basket. It is obvious that it is better that an album photo where it would be necessary to select photos, possibly to make them develop, find an album with a cover which enjoys us, to sort out them, to put notes by hand by risking deletions, to stick photos (the error is then complicated to modify)… No speak to want to make several albums by hand for several people! (The anxiety)

No, by choosing to create an album photo via BlookUp, you will win at time, in energy and even on the price. The whole for a beautiful book photo delivered directly at your home!

For it you just have to choose “Instagram” as platform at the time of the first stage of creation of your book, to personalize either partially or totally your cover and to choose your photos. The layout makes after these few choice, automatically. You will not have then more than to admire the depiction and to command your Blook. It will be then FINISH.

You can command it of course in several copies and offer it to whom you will want!