PRINT YOUR BLOG: SHAREDBOOK INTRODUCES ENHANCED BLOG2PRINT WIDGET
An updated version of the Blog2Print widget is now available as a result of feedback from the user community.
NEW YORK – August 2, 2007 – SharedBook Inc. the Reverse Publishing Platform provider, introduced an enhanced version of its Blog2Print blog printing widget today with a new embedded photo feature and improved performance overall. The updates are based on feedback received from the user community since Blog2Print was introduced in beta form June 28.
Blog2Print offers a one-click way to turn blog posts into printed book products. The widget also provides bloggers with an opportunity to monetize the content on their site(s) by receiving a 20 percent share of the retail price of all blog books made by others of their content.
Blog2Print was built in a few weeks using SharedBook's application programming interface (API), which is available for anyone to use, and one of Google's APIs for the Blogger platform.
With today's release, Blog2Print now automatically flows photographs and other images into blog book format along with the appropriate text, similar to the way content appears online. Additional enhancements include the ability to format more complex blogs. All updates will seamlessly apply to the Blog2Print widgets that have been placed on blogs to date.
"Since we first introduced Blog2Print in beta form, bloggers from around the world have been telling us what works, what doesn't and which features they would like to see," said Caroline Vanderlip, Chief Executive Officer, SharedBook Inc. "The feedback we've received from the user community has been invaluable to date, and we hope to learn more as the public beta program continues."
Anyone can go to Blog2Print.com to see how their favorite content flows into blog book format. A Photo or Two, a photography site, and 46er Family featuring a family's summertime tales from the Adirondacks, are two content-rich sites that illustrate how the widget appears online.
As with other SharedBook products, once the blog content flows into the blog book structure, individuals can preview and purchase the book, or personalize it further by adding or deleting content. Users can also invite others into their personal book making space to contribute additional information.
Pricing begins at $19.95 for soft cover blog books and $24.95 for hard cover. This includes a full-color 20-page book and a readable flipbook version of the book that can be virally distributed, plus free shipping of the printed version. For more information, please go to http://www.blog2print.com.
SharedBook Inc. is a technology company that specializes in integrating and publishing data from various sources into a structured book product that can sit as a flipbook on the Internet or be professionally printed. The company's collaborative on-demand Reverse Publishing Platform allows users to extract data and content from multiple sources, manipulate it, and then distribute their unique creation in digital or hard copy format. SharedBook partners include Boston Symphony Orchestra, The Canyons Resort, CarePages, Inc. (a division of Revolution Health Group), Cruise West Cruise Lines, 4-H, Legacy.com, Little League International®, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Sportography, Inc., Steamboat Ski Resort, 30 Minute Photos Etc., USA Football, XOS Technologies, Inc., and Yosemite. For more information, please go to www.sharedbook.com or http://sharedbook.typepad.com.