Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Wrapping Electrons: Prices

In the comments for my last post several folks had some questions about the cost of turning your blog into a book. There are several full-service options available out there. Blurb being one of the more famous, but their prices are quite high. That's why I went with the BlogBooker and Lulu method.


Digital? Does that have something to do with losing all your fingers
in a Heidelberg? Done!

I was able to get the 74 page 2010 post book (the one I featured previously ) for $4.60 + shipping. The next volume (2011) is a little larger at 292 pages with 184 posts. The price for me is $10.10. So, pretty reasonable.Lulu lets you design your own cover with either their wizard or your software.

6 comments:

  1. Am I to assume with these two options that the typesetting is b/w only? That is, color blog photos would be rendered b/w?

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    1. Yes, you would be correct. All color is rendered in B&W. It's their "publisher grade" paper and B&W printing. I find it's similar to many trades that I have here at home.

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  2. hmmn, spent a few years at the helm of a Heidelberg GTO-52, and didn't lose any fingers! (:

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    1. Ok. Ok. But, did you make a pressman's paper hat?

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    2. Yep, that's something all printer fathers teach their sons. (:

      Word Verificattion "falebro"

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  3. For affordable color on-demand printing, you might look into CreateSpace.

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