Soumitri last class wanted me to turn this blog into a book, along with culling down my pre-major document. I have been looking into both of these but I am wondering if its really worth doing this, and if any one is really interested in reading in its entirety. I have just over two hundred posts now, and it would mean a lot of editing. I don’t mind taking out my reflections though this is ok as I feel there is some content in them at least.
I have deleted so far 15 pages and still have many more to get rid of and I am aiming for 250 pages for the final document. My last book was 240 so its essential that my culling is vigorous to ensure high quality content and enough pages to add things from this semester including the mini folio at the back.
So here are a few links on how to turn your blog posts into a book.
Blog to Book with Blurb
Blurb is a self-publishing service that facilitates the formatting process for you with a free software called BookSmart. On your own time, on your own schedule, in the comfort of your own home, you can play around with all the options to design something you love. While they offer a variety of publishing tools, the tool that makes them most attractive for blog-to-book publishing is the seamless and instant download service they offer. Read more: http://press-publisher-profiles.suite101.com/article.cfm/blog_to_book_with_blurb#ixzz0QzPdnoWG
HTML and CSS, two of our favorite acronyms, are normally associated with web pages. And deservedly so: HTML is the dominant document format on the web and CSS is used to style most HTML pages. But, are they suitable for off-screen use? Can CSS be used for serious print jobs? To find out, we decided to take the ultimate challenge: to produce the next edition of our book directly from HTML and CSS files.
This was a little article about a printing press.
magine walking into a book store and knowing that even the most obscure or out of print books will always be in stock.
Angus & Robertson today became the first Australian book chain to install the Espresso Book Machine (EBM), capable of printing, trimming and binding a paperback book on demand within minutes.
It was dubbed an “ATM for books” by Time magazine, which last year named it one of the best inventions of the year.
Shoppers will initially be able to choose from several hundred out-of-print or difficult to get hold of books, but Angus & Robertson said the range would expand daily, reaching 10,000 within 18 months. They would cost the same as the current shelf price of paperbacks or less, the retailer said.