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Make a book of your blog

With the Booksmart service from Blurb.com you can turn your blog into a book to keep on your coffee table or give to someone who hates reading on the computer.

tech reviews Updated: Jan 11, 2010 20:01 IST

Ever worry what will happen to your amazing blog posts if the Internet blows up? With the Booksmart service from

Blurb.com

you can turn your blog into a book to keep on your coffee table or give to someone who hates reading on the computer.



After installing the Booksmart software you select a blog book and then you point it to your blog to “slurp” your blog entries. The program works with blogs on

Blogger, TypePad, LiveJournal

and

WordPress.com.



You can choose to fill the book with all of your posts or only certain ones. Since the maximum length of each book is 400 pages, if you’ve been blogging for a while, you won’t be able to fit everything. The software auto populates your book with your posts, headlines and photos.



Booking your blog


The Booksmart service also works fine even if the software is reasonably sluggish, I found it to be a somewhat easy task. We made a 328-page 7-by-7 hardcover colour book that cost $64 (there are cheaper options).



We also liked the fact that we were able to customise the front and back covers with photos from the blog. The only problem is that the book’s binding was poor. A Blurb spokesman said the binding on the book did not meet the company’s standards and if a customer has problem, a properly binded replacement will be given for free.



— MCT