Now you can create your own hardcover book by blogging to Blurb.com. Instead of creating your book all at once, you can create it over time, slowly compiling your entries until you have a cool new book. Ideas: coolbooks, portfolios, family albums, etc.
Those who can't publish, blog. It's one of the enduring knocks against the blogosphere. But what happens when any blogger, or blog reader, has one-button access to cheaply printing a neatly bound, customized slice of Kottke.org?
Blurb.com, a self-publishing startup, will invite 600 bloggers this week to test out its new service by creating a free bound copy of their blog. It's a fresh shot across the bow to traditional publishers in an industry already facing disruptive changes from digital giants Google and Amazon.
Blurb CEO Eileen Gittins wants to position Blurb authors at the forefront of an increasingly digital publishing landscape, where a high Technorati rank is as important as a place on The New York Times bestseller list in traditional publishing.
1. Self-publishing - The trend of self-publishing enables bloggers to easily create and sell their own hardcover books, disrupting the traditional publishing industry.
2. Digital Publishing - The rise of digital publishing platforms like Blurb.com opens up new opportunities for authors to publish their work in a more accessible and customizable format.
3. Blog-to-book Conversion - The trend of converting blog content into hardcover books allows bloggers to compile their writings over time, creating unique and personalized publications.
1. Publishing - The publishing industry faces disruption as self-publishing and digital platforms offer new avenues for authors to distribute their work.
2. Printing - The printing industry can explore opportunities in catering to the rising demand for customized hardcover book printing services for bloggers and self-published authors.
3. Technology - The technology industry can support the growth of digital publishing platforms and develop innovative tools to enhance the blog-to-book conversion process.