What can be customized?
How many photos can appear in one volume of my book?
How big will my photos be in my blog book?
How do I change the photo size in my blog book?
I chose the large photo option, but some photos still look small. What do I do?
What is that yellow triangle that appears over my photo?
Why are my captions appearing in my blog text and not below the photo?
Can I add more photos to my blog book?
How do I make each blog post begin on a new page?
What are My Pages?
How do I remove blog posts from appearing in my book?
How do I change the start or end date of a saved blog book?
Can the layout of the books be altered?
How do I change the title of my blog book?
How do I change the front and back cover photos?
What cover types can I choose from?
Can I edit a blog post once the book is created?
How can I remove comments from my book?
Not all of my posts are carrying over from my blog into my book! What do I do?
My book is too long to fit into one volume. What do I do?
Is there a way to preview a sample of my blog book before I order?
Can I preview my book during the checkout process?
Can I complete my blog book at a later time?
Can I personalize my book without registering?
How will videos appear in my blog book?
There are a variety of customization options for blog books, including:
- Cover style
- Cover design
- Cover text
- Cover images
- Page layout
- Image sizes
- Date ranges
- Selecting/Deselecting specific posts
- Including/Not including comments
- Adding additional content
There is a limit of 1,150 photos for each book.
If you have too many photos in the selected date range you may create multiple volumes of your book using smaller date ranges or remove some photos before creating the book.
Blog2Print has three photo sizes: small, medium, and large. The photo size is determined by two factors: the photo’s quality and your chosen photo size. Here’s a reference image to give you a better idea of the differences between the photo sizes.
Go to the Posts section of your saved blog book. In the top box you’ll see a drop down menu of the photo sizes where you’ll be able to select either small, medium, or large photos.
During the book creation process, our site uses your blog’s feed when generating the books. There are many occasions where the blog feed only includes the smaller version of the photo instead of the large resolution version.
In these cases, we don’t enlarge the smaller photo because it doesn’t meet the resolution requirements.
Our site doesn’t use the large resolution link that appears after the smaller photo. This is because our site only gathers the initial information that appears within the blog feed. Therefore only certain photos in the book will appear in the large size.
Small photos cannot be enlarged as this will reduce the image resolution and cause a blurry photo to appear. Although this may be disappointing, this process will result in a better looking book, as it ensures image resolution integrity throughout the book.
If you’re seeing a yellow triangle with an exclamation point in the middle of a picture, this means your file size is too small for that photo location. This icon is only a warning and won’t appear when printed.
While you may still use your photo in this spot, it may appear pixelated when printed.
If the photo looks fine in the Adobe Acrobat preview when zoomed in at 100%, it should be fine when printed.
This can happen when you select the Compact layout option. With Compact, the photos are rearranged so your book has fewer pages. It takes all of your posts and photos from your blog and lays them out in a way to reduce the total number of pages. If you’d like to keep your captions and text with their associated photos, try the Snapshot layout when you’re making your book. Snapshot better approximates your blog’s layout.
You can add more photos in a special section of your blog book called My Pages. Once you’ve saved your blog book, you can add as many photos as you want in the My Pages section of your book.
After you sign in and open your book, under the Contents section, you’ll find a link to My Pages. Here, you can add pages of photos or text. It’s a perfect place for those photos that didn’t make it on your blog.
Go to the Posts section of your saved blog book. At the top of that section you’ll be able to choose whether you want to insert page breaks between your each of your blog posts.
My Pages are fully customizable pages you can add to your book where you can add your own photos or text.
Use our templates to customize your My Pages to your liking. You can choose different photo layouts or write text arranged in either a regular block or two columns.
These pages will appear after the blog content towards the end of the book.
Once you’ve saved a blog book to our system, you may remove individual entries by following these steps:
- Sign into your book with your username and password.
- In the “My Books” section of the page, click the blue button with your blog’s name on it. Then click the green “Open Book” button.
- Under “Contents,” select “(Edit) Posts.” This will open up a listing of every blog entry currently included in your book.
- You may click on the title of the blog post to view it. Once you’ve confirmed you wish to remove this post, simply uncheck the box.
- Repeat this process until you have removed every entry you do not want to include in your book.
- Select the green “Save” button, located on the top right hand side of screen, so your changes will be updated.
Simply create a new blog book with your desired start and end dates.
Our blog books are created using a fixed template that cannot be altered in any way because we do not own the rights to your blog content.
All text and captions will appear left-justified in the books.
Sign into your account and open the book you want to edit. In the Contents section, select Front & Back Cover. From there you’ll be able to enter your title. There’s a 72 character limit. Your title will be front and center on the cover of your book so if you’d like your name to appear there too, be sure to include it.
You’ll also be able to edit your book’s Side Text, which will appear along the side binding of the front cover. The Side Text has a 54 character limit.
If you have the photos you’d like to use saved on your computer, you can change the front and back covers by following these steps:
- Sign in to your book with your username and password.
- In the “My Books” section of the page, click the blue button with your book’s name on it. Then click the green “Open Book” button.
- Under “Contents,” select the “(Edit) Front & Back Cover” section. You’ll be directed to a preview of how your covers will look when published.
- On the bottom left hand side of the screen, you will see a green “Upload” button, along with the two photos currently associated with your book covers.
- Select “Upload” and choose either the Quick Upload (which will require installing the Quick Upload Tool) or Single Upload Tool.
- Browse for the photos you wish to use for your cover. Once they are selected, hit the green “Continue” button.
- Once the upload is complete, select “Return to Book Creation.” You’ll be redirected back to the preview of your present book cover.
- Starting with the front cover, select “Replace Photo,” directly above the photo you’d like to replace. This will place a red outline around the photo.
- Next, click the photo you would like to replace it with, which should now be in the gallery below.
- Repeat to replace the photo on the back cover.
- Select the green “Save” button, located on the upper right hand side of screen, so your changes will be updated.
Once you return to the “Personalize Your Book” screen, immediately preview your book to ensure you’re satisfied with your changes.
There are four options for creating your blog book:
- Softcover: the softcover book has a premium glossy heavyweight laminate cover and acid free, semi-matte paper. The maximum number of pages that can be included in this style of book is 490 pages. You can select either full color or black and white pages.
- Hardcover: the Printed hardcover book consists of a sturdy binding with a premium glossy laminate cover. Your selected photo appears on the cover along with your choice of title for the book. Also, the title appears printed on the spine. The maximum number of pages that can be included in this style of book is 430 pages.
- Deluxe Hardcover: A black, cloth-bound book that comes with a dust jacket. The cover design and spine title are printed on the dust jacket, and the interior is printed on high gloss paper.
- Digital File Format: the digital file format is provided to you as a PDF. With your purchase, you’ll receive a download of your completed book. The file is yours to read, print, and save on your computer for reference whenever you like.
Each book type has multiple cover designs to choose from.
Because we don’t own the rights to the content that appears on the blog, all edits must first be performed on your blog site. Once the corrections have been made you will be able to create your book again to include the updated posts.
After you’ve opened your blog book find and select Posts under the Contents section. This will bring you to a page that lists all the posts and comments in your blog book. To remove all comments for one post just mouse over the that post and select Remove All to remove all comments from the post.
To remove individual comments, select the post and then just scroll to the comments section located at the bottom of the page (you may need to click the up arrow to make it visible), find the comment you’d like to delete, and click remove. If you decided you want to delete all of the post’s comments from here you can simply scroll to the bottom of the comment section and click Clear Selected Comments.
If you are missing posts at the beginning or end of your date range, you may need to adjust your date range to account for your time zone.
Blog platforms assign posts dates using Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
Depending on where you are located, the time zone may be adjusted differently.
When the book is too large, there are a few options to reduce the page count:
Changing the size of the photos from Large to a smaller size or removing page breaks can significantly lower the page count.
If either of those options are selected for your book and you do not wish to modify them, you can also split the book into multiple volumes by choosing a shorter date range during book creation. This option will allow you to choose a different cover design, photo and title for each volume, as well as let you control what appears in each book.
The third option is to save the book as-is. However, if the book exceeds 430 pages when purchased, it will be automatically split into two or more volumes by our printing facility. If this option is selected, all volumes will have the same cover design, photo and title, to which Volume I, Volume II, etc., will be appended.
Because this process is automated, we have no control over where the split will occur, so we recommend splitting the books manually by date range so you have full control over which content appears in each volume.
There sure is! After you’ve signed into your account and opened the book you want to preview, just click the Preview Your Book button to see an online preview of your blog book! In fact, you are required to preview your book before you can complete your order.
To preview your book, click the title in the shopping cart.
You can save your book and access it later by logging on to your account with your username and password. Then, click on your saved book located in the My Books box on the left side of the page. Click the Open Book button to resume working on your book.
To customize your Blog2Print book you must register as a new user and create an account. Registration is free and only takes a few moments.
Embedded videos will appear as a blank space in your book. If there is accompanying text referencing the video only the text will be visible.
Adding a photograph to accompany the video and/or text in your blog is an easy way to remedy this problem. Additionally, you can always manually remove that post during the book creation process.