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Before you start

In some cases, it is possible for you to modify and customize your book directly on our website, butif you want to create your book in only a few minutes, we recommend to make modifications on your social network or blog before importing it!

FOR FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, TWITTER AND TUMBLR
  1. Make sure that all the content that you want to see in your blook is available (not unmasked nor archived)

  2. Make sure to correct typos or spelling mistakes on the concerned platform, because most of those blooks won't allow you to correct them!

FOR BLOGS
  1. Make sure that your blog or contents are public, at least during the import (it will only be for a few minutes!)

  2. Make sure that your publications contain the least typos or spelling mistakes possible

  3. Make sure that your articles are correctly categorized and dated

  4. Make sure that your images are still present in your articles (for Canalblog, check that the photo source is still properly hosted by clicking on its preview in the article), and that they are of good quality (ideally more than 1000*1000 pixels originally)

  5. Don't forget to add new images from your blog interface, because it won't be possible to insert them after the creation of your blook!

Once you've check that all the changes recommended in the previous question are done, BlookUp will import and automatically format your content in just a few seconds!

You have to create an account to be able to save your project safely in your personal account and come back to it when you have more time!

  1. A blook that hasn't been ordered is automatically and definitively deleted after 3 months (90 days). By modifying it, the 3 months period will be reseted on the same day the modifications are made.

    last blook edit date
    Click here to see where you can find the date of your last blook modification in your account!
  2. A blook that has been ordered at least once is automatically and definitively deleted after 3 years. If you order it again, the 3-year period will be reseted on the same day the new order is placed.

  3. You will recieve an automated E-mail 7 days before the removal of your blook, which will allow you to come back on our website in order to modify or re-order it, avoiding its disappearance ;)

If you want to know more about blooks storage, check out our Terms and Conditions of Use!

Pricing and Quality

The prices of the following books are fixed:

  1. Top 100 Twitter (€19 - $22 USD)

  2. Top 100 Instagram (€22 - $25 USD)

  3. Top 100 Facebook (coming soon!)

  4. Our online tool shows the exact price in real time of all the other blooks, automatically taking into account the number and the length of the publications and images, the book's format, the chosen options (pages, comments)... These various settings make it impossible for our team to estimate a price in advance, this is why we invite you to try it out by importing your content! ;)


    Pricing examples for a 100 pages book
    BOOK FORMAT (CM) FORMAT (INCH) PRICE
    Blog book

    15 x 21

    5.9 x 8.3

    €22 ($25 USD)

    PDF book

    14,8 x 21 (A5)

    5.8 x 8.3 (A5)

    €22 ($25 USD)

    "Classic" Instagram book

    20x20

    7.9 x 7.9

    €22 ($25 USD)

    Blog album

    20 x 27

    7.9 x 10.6

    €35 ($40.50 USD)

    Tumblr book

    20 x 26 horizontal

    7.9 x 10.2 horizontal

    €20 ($40.50 USD)

    Facebook book (profile or Fan page)

    19 x 26

    7.5 x 10.2

    €20 ($40.50 USD)

    PDF album

    21 x 29,7 (A4)

    8.3 x 11.7 (A4)

    €20 ($40.50 USD)


    Shipping Fees

    €6,90 ($7.59*) worldwide, free for all orders above €100 ($123*)!

    *price may vary depending on the current dollar value

Decreasing prices can be offered for grouped orders starting from 50 copies. Contact our customer service to know more about it, depending on your project!

For all public partners (schools, administrations...), a minimum order of €150 ($185) has to be placed

REGION, COUNTRY MAXIMUM DELAY

Metropolitan France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany

10 working days

Rest of Europe

12 working days*

North America (USA & Canada)

15 working days*

DOM-TOM/ Africa / Asia / Latin America / Oceania / Worldwide

18 working days*

*Delivery times for some areas inside these destinations may vary from 24h or more

The tracking number will be automatically sent to you by email, or can be found in your order recap. Delays are estimated according to:

  1. The time required to produce the book, (3-4 days for softcover books, 4-5 for hardcover books)

  2. Transit time depending on the shipping method (from 48h to 72h on average for Colissimo and DHL) and on the possible waiting time in customs

Working days do not take into account weekends and public holidays.

The price of a social network or blog book depends on its number of pages, and therefore, all the modifications aiming to reduce or increase the number of contents will have an impact on the price of your blook. Amongst these modifications, you'll find:

  1. Reducing or increasing the period of posting covered by your blook

  2. Including or excluding articles (Blogs), photos (Instagram) or types of content (Facebook, Tumblr)

  3. Add or delete text in an article, delete photos in an article (Blogs)

  4. Enable or disable options like page breaks after each article (Blogs), adding comments (Blogs, Facebook)...

BlookUp ensures to retrieve the better photo quality made available by you on your platform and to choose a printing house providing a great printing quality; However, differences may appear between photos on screen and on paper. Here are a few tips to help you anticipate the result of your printed photos:

  1. You can modify your photos via an image editing software in order to get closer to your printing expectations and/or directly recalibrate your screen in order to ensure that the rendering of your images on screen is the closest to the result on paper. Nevertheless, these modifications are subject to the variations advanced in point 2.

  2. A color distortion can happen when the image goes from RGB format (calibrated for optimized web use) to CMYK format used for paper printing.The last time the machines were cleaned, the change of ink toners (colors), the moment when the blook is printed, etc... may also affect the rendering of a book, even printed several times. These rendering differences are ascribable to actual printing processes, all printing houses, printing machines and printing techniques combined.

  3. BlookUp ensures that your images are highlighted by giving them the most room possible on paper. It is therefore necessary to make sure on your end that you possess large, high-definition pictures on your social network or blog in order to secure a maximum printing quality!

Data Import

To create your blook, the content you want to transform into a book has to be from one of our compatible platforms and files:

BLOGS SOCIAL NETWORKS FILES
wordpress blogger tumblr canalblog overblog skyrock facebook instagram twitter pdf xml

If it isn't the case, the only solution you have is to copy/paste your content into a specialized software (Word, OpenOffice, InDesign...), format it as you like and, once your document is ready, convert it into a PDF file. Some online tools such as DocumentCyborg can help you convert the web pages into text documents or .PDF to gain some time, and other websites can help you gather all your PDF documents into one: you will then be able to import your PDF to BlookUp and print your 100% customized book!

In order to turn a social media or blog into a book, it is technically and safely required to be able to connect to the account you want to import!

This data is sensitive and as a result, the surest way to offer a beautiful book to a loved one woulb be to offer a BlookUp Gift Card when they are back on the wabsite!

When the social network and blogging platforms' application interfaces (API) allows it, BlookUp will only ask for reading permissions in order to accomplish the import and transformation of your content. However, it may happen that the API also requires that BlookUp asks for writing permissions to create your book.

BlookUp undertakes to never use the later authorizations, in compliance with its Terms and Conditions of Use.

The reason depends on the platform you selected. Here is some help addressing the most common issues:

FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM

  1. Those platforms are the most affected by temporary bugs and generally, you just have to try importing again later!

  2. Concerning Instagram, the API limits the import to 5,000 posts per hour for an open Instagram session: Before you try to import your content again, first sign out of Instagram, then sign back in again and see if this solves the problem.

WORDPRESS AND XML

  1. Check your blog URL: Only a public and complete link (for example https://www.blookup.com/en/blog/) can work. Then, verify that the blog credentials (username and/or e-mail, password) are correct (active account and/or linked to the right blog)!

  2. Depending on the kind of Wordpress blog you have, a few manipulations may be necessary to ensure a safe import: More information about this can be found in this Wordpress Import Guide!

BLOGGER

  1. Blogger now belongs to Google: So, if your Blogger account is seperated from your Gmail account, and you're connected to it, our platform will automatically connect you to Blogger with your Gmail account to which you are connected and won't find the associated blog. To solve this issue, you just have to sign out of your Gmail account before importing your blog (you'll see a sign in pop-up window appear where you'll be able to enter your Blogger credentials), or you can link your Blogger account to your Gmail e-mail address.

  2. Verify that your Blogger blog's feed is activated by going to your Blogger administration, then in "settings", "other", "allow blog feed" and choose "full" as an option. Once it's done, you just have to save the changes and you will be able to create your blook!

authorize blogger feed in your settings
Click on the image to see how to authorize Blog feed in your administration panel!

It may happen that other reasons prevent you from importing your content: If you have already made these verifications or if you're not concerned by them, please feel free to contact our customer service!

BlookUp temporarly connects to your social network or blog and only import the content that is available at that moment. After that, we do not communicate with the chosen platform anymore; If you modify or add content, you'll have to start again, import and create a new blook!

Content and Customization - General

BlookUp can take care of the layout of your social network or blog's content. Depending on the blook you chose, you will be able to freely select the content you want to see in your book and/or customize the covers.

Our team will not be a substitute for you to assemble your book but please know that our customer service is here to help you if you have any questions or if you are experiencing technical difficulties during the creation of your book!

No, your blook is independent from your blog or social network, so you can edit your blook without worrying about messing up your original content!

A Top 100 book cannot be customized. The main principle of these blooks is to rank the posts your community liked the most. The result is therefore determined by your friends and followers! The internal layout, the cover and the back cover are predefined and cannot be customized.

Here's the list of BlookUp's Top 100 books:

  1. Top 100 Twitter

  2. Top 100 Instagram

  3. Top 100 Facebook (coming soon!)

For now, our online tool only supports latin alphabet. In order to create your blook or retrieve content from a social network or blog containing another alphabet, you can create a PDF in accordance with the method described in the question: "I can't find my platform on your website, what can I do?"

Blooks have to be at least 24 pages long and are limited to 400 pages in order to garantee their solidity (300 pages for Instagram books). You will not be able to order your book as long as you haven't increased or decreased its pages number.

THE BLOOK IS TOO LARGE:

BlookUp will display a partial preview of your book. Two cases are possible:

  1. Open your blook's navigation panel by clicking on the icon icon opening the blook's navigation panel and use it to locate the last publication entierely visible in your blook. Memorize it!

  2. Click on the icon icon opening the select content page to go to your content selection and use the date selection tool to stop the book at the date of your last publication (this si the most efficient method to unslected many articles at once when you want your blook to be chronologically arranged) and/or unselect more content manually by clicking on the "exclude" icon to exclude an article displayed when placing your mouse cursor over an article. For Instagram, you just need to click on a publication to deactivate it; For Facebook and Tumblr, you will need to exclude a whole content category. Those two methods are detailled in the "Content and Customization" part made for each blook, below in this page.

  3. Regenerate you blook's preview by clicking on the icon eye icon leading to an updated blook and check that all the contents you want are fully displayed in the book. If your blook contains 400 pages or less, the "Buy my Blook" button will be active again and you'll be able to put the book in your cart... If you're done customizing it, of course! ;)

  4. MAKING SEVERAL VOLUMES: Import your blog or social media again and choose a publication interval which will begin after the last publication of the first book, and so on!

THE BLOOK IS TOO SHORT:

Only one solution here: Create more content before reimporting your social network or blog!

Content and Customization - Blog Books and Albums

A blog blook can be of two kinds: A Blog book (15x21cm format) or a Blog album (20x27cm format). Choosing one or the other only affects its format; After that, each blogging platform affects how you will be able to customize your blook. If an option isn't there, your patform doesn't allow us to propose it - yet!

To see what options are available for a precise platforms, please take the time to discover each step of the customization!

Click on the following image to see a common type of customization that you can do on most blog books:

mises en forme disponibles pour livres et albums de blogs

The "Sort Your Content" section allows you to:

  1. Include or exclude articles that you want to appear in your blook or not,

  2. Put your articles back in order by maintaining your click on the line of the concerned article and by moving it where you want it to be in your list,

  3. Sort your articles by categories: click on "Chapter Mode". This option allows you to easily delete or organize multiple items, including, excluding or reorganizing an entire category.

organize your content in a blog book or album
click on the image to see where to organize your content!

We highly recommend to make all necessary modifications on your blog before importing it. However, it is possible to change the title and content of your articles: In the "Sort your content" section, click on the pencil (icone de modification d'article) appearing on the article you want to edit.

The content editor will then open and you will find the "text" and "source code" versions of your article, like in most blog editors. Both will allow you to modify your content without impacting your blog!

It is currently not possible to:
- Individually change the size or alignment of a photo,
- Add new photos.

However, you can delete a photo:
- By placing the mouse cursor on the right of the image and by hitting the "Backspace" (backspace key on keyboard) key on your keyboard.
- y clicking on the image and pressing the "Delete" (delete key on keyboard) key on your keyboard.
- By clicking on the "Source" button visible in the article modification window, locating the tag < img > linked to your image and deleting it entierely.

You can also move a photo:
- By clicking on the image, dragging and droping it where you want it to appear in your article.
- By clicking on the "Source" button visible in the article modification window, locating the tag < img > related to your image and cutting / pasting it where you want.

reordering or deleting a picture by accessing the source version of the article reordering or deleting a picture, finding the image tag
Click on the images to se where to reorder/delete a picture while in "source" mode!

Sometimes, some platforms aren't able to give us all the contents we ask for all at once. In order to solve this issue, follow those steps:

  1. In your account, click on the blook you're trying to layout then go to the "edit your content" section where your articles are listed;

  2. Click on the pen icon next to an article where the images are missing (icone de modificationd'un article) in order to enter the editor;

  3. If you already modified the article, save your changes somewhere on your machine. Make any other modification in the article (like adding a space, a letter, whatever) then, instead of clicking on "save", click on "Cancel": The article will automatically reload and reimport the contents directly from the blog, which can make the missing images reappear!

  4. Repeat the operation on other articles (if several others have the same problem) if this manipulation was successful for the first one!

XML FILES:
  1. Make your blog public, at least until we're done improting all your contents;

  2. XML files don't contain your images but only the links leading to them: If your contents are not available because they're protected or missing (for example if your blog is down), we won't be able to retrieve them. Also bear in mind that galleries can't be always properly imported via XML and as such, you may try importing your blog by entering its public URL on our website. This is still the best way to retrieve all your contents easily and quickly!

  3. Don't hesitate to contact our customer service if you already made those verification or if you spot any problem on your preview, so we can help you before you finalize your blook!

In order to transform web content in paper form, our online tool deletes the web formatting tags as much as possible and some layouting options cannot be forced, such as:

  1. Align text left or right, center it;

  2. Applying line breaks and page breaks using Enter, Space, tags < br / > or HTML code " ; n b s p ;"

  3. Insert font colors or background colors

  4. Change the font

In order to bring your personal touch to you blook, you can choose from different cover models to which you can integrate your own image. Choose a high-quality image for your cover (at least 885x1240pixels for the Blog Books and at least 1192x1554pixels for the Blog Albums).

customize covers for blog books and albums
Click on the image to see how to customize your front and back cover!

  1. Choose a color that will represent the spirit of your book;

  2. Choose between a soft or hard cover cover;

  3. Choose your cover model in order to give some personality to your blook!

  4. Fill in the title, subtitle and author's name. These fields are filled by default, so check them!

  5. Select an illustration to include in an existing template;

  6. Write your biography and the summary of your book: Pay attention to the number of characters and make sure that everything appears on your preview!

  7. Select an image from your computer that will be used as a author's portrait for your back cover.

Content and Customization - "Classic" Instagram

Instagram books are easy and fast to customize! Here are the options and choices available for this book:

  1. The period of time your blook must cover;

  2. Including, excluding or reordering the photos individually;

  3. The possibility to modify each picture's caption. Be aware that only 3 lines will be displayed under your photos in the blook, so choose your words wisely!

organizing contents in an Instagram book
Click to enlarge the image and see how to organize your contents in an Instagram book!

To add a personal touch to your blook, you can choose one of the 10 colors available and add a front cover and back cover image of your choice.

customizing Instagram book's covers
Click to enlarge the image and see how to customize covers for your Instagram book!

  1. Choose the color that will reflect the personnality of your book;

  2. Select an image from your computer to integrate to the already existing design.WARNING : Images imported by default from your Instagram may not be optimized for printing, make sure they are of good quality on your Instagram account or to replace it by a good quality image with a mimimum resolution of 2000*2000 pixels;

  3. Write your biography: Pay attention to the characters limit and check that everything appears on your preview!

  4. Select an image from your computer that will be used as the author's portrait for the back cover. Make sure it also is of high-quality.

Content and Customization - Facebook

Facebook books are easy and fast to customize! You can choose to create the book of your Facebook profile or the book of your Facebook Fan Page. Choosing one or the other will only affect the contents source; Then, you will be able to cusomize them both with the following options:

  1. The period of time your blook must cover;

  2. The import of comments (limited number depending on the density of the content to import);

  3. An inner page layout in 2 or 3 columns;

  4. The choice of the type of contents to keep in your blook. Facebook books allow you toselect the type of publication but not each post individually.

organizing contents in a facebook book
Click on the image to see how to organize your contents for your Facebook book!

To add a personal touch to your blook, you can choose between 2 cover designs to which you will be able to integrate the banner (main image) and the avatar (squared image) of your choice.

customizing the covers on a facebook book
Click on the image to see how to customize your Facebook book's covers!

  1. Choose the color that will reflect the personnality of your book;

  2. Choose between a hard or a soft cover!

  3. Choose the type of cover that will give personnality to your blook;

  4. Fill in the title, subtitle and author's name that you want to see on the book. Those fields are filled in by default;

  5. Select an image from your computer to integrate to an already existing design.WARNING : Banners imported by default from your profile or your Facebook page might not be optimized for printing, make sure to replace it by a good quality image with a mimimum resolution of 2000*2000 pixels;

  6. Write your biography and the summary of your book : Pay attention to the characters limit and check that everything appears on your preview!

  7. Select an image (avatar) from your computer that will be used as the author's portrait for the cover and back cover. Make sure it also is of high-quality.

Content and Customization - Tumblr

The Tumblr book is easy and fast to customize! Here are the options and choices available for this platform:

  1. The period of time your blook must cover;

  2. The choice of the type of content to keep in your blook. Tumblr books allow you toselect the type of publications you want to see appear in your book but not each post individually.

organizing contents in a tumblr book
Click to enlarge the image and see how to organize your contents in your Tumblr book!

To add a personal touch to your blook, integrate the illustration of your choice that will be shown at the front and at the back of the blook.

personnaliser la couverture d'un livre tumblr
Click on the image to see the customization options for your Tumblr book covers!

  1. Fill in the title and the subtitle that will appear here. The title is filled in by default;

  2. Select an image from your computer to integrate to the design WARNING: Make sure the qualityof the image is optimized for printing, as it will cover a large portion on the blook!

  3. Write your biography: Pay attention to the characters limit and make sure that everything appears on the preview!

Managing orders

Our blook creation tool saves and applies your modifications each time you come back on your book's global preview via the icon eye icon leading to the preview of a blook ou aye icon when a blook is updated. At any moment, you can make changes and update the preview, without time or try limitation, until the result is exactly how you want it to be!

This preview reflects precisely, page after page, the book that you will get in your letter box and is your ready-for-press proof. Once ordered, a blook cannot be modified anymore so it is absolutely necessary to double check attentively your entire preview because only you know your contents and the ones that you want to keep in your book or not ;)

example of a preview inthe book editor
Click on the image to see how a book's preview looks like!

Contact us if you notice any problem on your preview so we can investigate and correct things before the finalization and the order of your blook!

When you create and customize your book, a "Buy this book" button will allow you to quickly and easily add it to your cart and order it.

When you import your blook without ordering it, it stays saved in your account. Click on the button "order my blook" located right under it to buy it!

It is completely possible to order some other blooks by repeating the same operation, or to order the same blook several times by adjusting the quantity in your cart!

details of a book in the user's account
Click on the image to enhance it and see where to buy your book!

While your blook is in your cart, you can still modify it by removing it from said cart but once you order it, you cannot modify it anymore. Don't forget that you can see the preview of your blook (eye icon leading to the preview of your book or eye icon whe a book is updated) as many time as you want and ask our customer service if you notice any issue before placing your order.

If you want to modify your order (delivery address, blooks quantity...), you must contact our customer service as fast as possible so we can see if making changes is possible, depending on the order's current status. Each demand will be treated depending on its feasibility in accordance to our General Terms and Conditions of Sale.

Selling and sharing blook

b>The Blookshop will come back soon as the brand new BlookStore! If you already put your blook up for sale before the launch of our new website, you can at any moment contact our customer service in order to take stock of your sales and collect your due! ;)