What is a Blog and How Can I Have it Printed as a Book?

What is a blog and how can I print a blog into a book?

Blogs are individual entries that form a blog like episodes of a TV show, or entries in a journal or diary. Blogging is a great way to establish yourself in your areas you are an expert in. It can also be an effective tool to drive traffic to your website or educate people about the topics your business has to offer. Blogs are a great place to show off your writing skills and let others see your work. As with any genre there are different types of blog posts you can write. Here are just a few.

How-To Blog

A how to blog allows the writer to teach their audience how to do something that they are an expert in. It allows the reader to learn something new after reading the blog.

Lists

A list blog consists of a list of items which could be historical facts, a timeline, products, images, and quotes. Virtually any topics could be formed into a list blog.

Review

Some blogs serve as reviews for various outlets such as movies, films, products, services, and more. Review blogs would consist content relevant to their audience to allow the reader to understand a product or services before purchasing it.

News

The writer of news blog posts gives their specific commentary on the news article and states whether they agree or disagree with the information the news article contains.

Interview

Interviews are another type of blog post. They consist of a questions and answer format where the interviewer asks questions and the interviewee answers them. They are then typed up to create an interview blog post. Oftentimes, websites will have multiple interviews about different topics.

Personal

Personal blogs are written by people for a variety of reasons. Oftentimes if someone has a family member going through something medical they will write a blog to get information to family and friends quickly without having to send multiple messages. Other people write blogs about their daily life and can oftentimes have a large number of followers.

Now that you know what a blog is and the different types of blogs you can write you are ready to begin. Write your blog posts and if you have a website add them to your webpage to start getting visitors to your website. Then once you have a large number of blogs, you can print them into a book to give to customers, family, friends, or prospects. A blog printed into a book allows the recipient to have a product they can look back on and reference for years and years to come without having to use technology to access your information.

There are a few steps you will need to take in order to get your blog printed into a custom book.

First, you will need to save your blog as a pdf file so that it will be ready to send over to the printer.

Then, you will need to organize your blogs into the order you would like them to be in your book. There are different ways this can be done. You can have your book go in order from first blog post to last blog post or you can have them arranged by topics. It is completely up to you.

You will then need to decide how many pages you want your book to be, what type of paper you will use, what size your book will be, the type of binding you want such as saddle stitch, wire-o binding, perfect binding, pur binding, or spiral binding as well as the type of cover you want. Formax can help you decide all of these depending on your project or book making needs. But these specifics will give you a great starting place for creating your book. You will also need to decide if you want images in your book. If you do, you will need to get high resolution images saved so that they will look great in your custom book.

After you have your specifics figured out you are ready to send your files to the printer. Formax will work with you to ensure that your custom blog book is created just like your vision and will help you from start to finish. Our experts have been in the book printing business for over 30 years and know all the specifics of printing custom books.

We will send you a proof of your book before it is printed to ensure your custom book is exactly as you envisioned. You can suggest any edits you would like and they will be made in a timely manner and sent back to you for final proof before going to the printer. Whether you want a short run (a few books) or a long run (lots of books) we can always assist you with your project.

As you can see you can easily print your own book with a little help. If you have a custom-printed book project, get in touch with Formax Printing.

Just give us a call at 866-367-6221. Or, if you already know your specs, click here to access our easy quote request form. As always, we look forward to working with you!

Take care! Rick


About the Author

Rick Stallings is the owner of Formax Printing Solutions in St. Louis, MO. Formax provides a complete array of offset and digital printing services. Specialty areas include book printing, full-color printing, laminated printing, map printing and mailing services. If you ever have a printing question or project you would like to discuss, Rick is always happy to help. He can be reached at 866-367-6221 or by submitting our easy quote request form. Rick and the Formax team have been providing worry-free printing and related services since 1985.

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