How to Publish a WordPress Blook

You might have read the title of this post and thought that my eyesight is slipping. I assure you, it’s not. I wrote blook, and I meant blook.

But, what’s a blook? Basically, a contraction of the term blog and book, which was coined way back in the day by Jeff Jarvis. Of course, the term has fallen out of use in recent years, but I’m hoping for a comeback.

And one way to see that happen is to tell people how to create a blook of their own. If you’re on WordPress, it’s actually pretty easy with a quick and simple plugin. There’s a small caveat, however, because the plugin is still in alpha. Using the Anthologize plugin, you would be able to comb through your blog’s archives and choose which blog entries you’d like to include in your book.

Another way to create a book from your blog’s archives includes using Kalin’s PDF Creation plugin which allows you to comb through your blog’s pages and posts in order to output your blook in PDF format.

Of course, there’s always the manual way of creating a book using good old-fashioned copy/paste. Go through each of your blog’s pages individually, selecting and choosing, editing and tweaking as necessary, and paste the content into a document file which can later be converted in a plethora of formats, including PDF, ePub, Mobi, etc. As you may have guessed, this last option probably gives you the most flexibility, however, depending on the size of your blog, may require the most amount of work.

To close up, always make sure you use your own blog’s content and not someone else’s, at least not without her permission first.