Next time I have to fill in a form declaring my occupation I shall put “Author”, for I have finished a book. The problem is,
a) only one copy exists, and
b) you have already read quite a bit of it.
Yes, it’s this blog, printed and bound. Actually, the first three years from the nearly six years this blog has been going. Now I’m saving up for book 2, the next three years.
As quite a few of my readers are also bloggers, they may care to know how this printing was achieved. Easy. Through www.blog2print.com.
All you do is, give them the name of your blog and it’s URL, select the dates you want printed, choose a cover etc. and press a button. After a short wait, the book appears on screen and you can leaf through to look it over, then order the print and pay them quite a bit of money.
A sample page
The quality of the binding, paper and printing is very good, and there is a useful index giving the page numbers by post title.. There is just one snag. It is not cheap. Not even a bit cheap. I would be embarrassed to tell you how much my 270 pages cost, although I note that it would be a lot cheaper if I had chosen to have it in black and white. However I thought it was worth it as a keepsake, and I have enjoyed browsing through, as have the friends who have seen it.
Of course you can read it all here in the blog archives, but there is something nice about having it in a bound copy.