SHAREDBOOK DEMONSTRATES CURRENT BLOG2PRINT
BLOG PRINTING WIDGET AT BLOGWORLD & NEW MEDIA EXPO
Blog2Print is a One-click Way for Bloggers to Publish and Monetize
their Content in Professionally-printed Book Format
NEW YORK – November 8, 2007 – SharedBook Inc., the Reverse Publishing Platform provider, unveiled the latest version of its Blog2Print blog printing widget today with an enhanced embedded photo feature and the ability to allow multiple paragraphs of text to wrap around photos. The widget will be demonstrated throughout BlogWorld & New Media Expo in Booth #201.
Currently compatible with blogs on Google's Blogger platform, Blog2Print offers a one-click way for bloggers and their readers 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.
Anyone can go to Blog2Print.com to see how their favorite content flows into blog book format. Nearly 200 sites have added the widget to date – from family blogs and sites documenting memorable trips to professional bloggers.
"SharedBook's Reverse Publishing Platform is designed to simplify the book making process as much as possible," said Caroline Vanderlip, Chief Executive Officer, SharedBook Inc. "Our goal with Blog2Print, as with all of our solutions, is to generate a better book product automatically. We will continue to make updates to the widget as we learn more from the growing user community."
When users click on the Blog2Print button to print blog content, they are given several options. They can upload a cover photo, select all blog posts or the dates of the entries they would like to include in the book, and choose whether the posts should appear in reverse-chronological or chronological order. They can also select an introduction, or write their own.
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 if they choose.
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 domestic shipping of the printed version.
Compatibility with additional blogging platforms is currently in development. 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, Exposures, 4-H, JumpTV, Legacy.com, Little League International®, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Sportography, Inc., Steamboat Ski Resort, 30 Minute Photos Etc., USA Football, YAVarsity.com, and Yosemite. For more information, please go to www.sharedbook.com or http://sharedbook.typepad.com.