Tuesday, December 9, 2014

I'm an Author!

Well. Sort of.
 Every year I publish my blog posts into a book form. It is kind of expensive so I love to wait until there's a sale. The 20% off code arrived in my in-box last week so I was finally able to publish the 2013 edition of Lollyquiltz.
 There's even a dedication page just like in a "real" book. This year I paid homage to my wonderful paternal grandmother, Rossie Ann.
 Although there is an option to print the book exactly like the blog pages, to save on cost, I always choose to condense the words rather than print them under each photo. I also choose to print the pictures in medium size rather than my favored blog standard of extra large. (Love big close up shots of quilts!)
 Besides getting to choose a photo for the front of your book, you get to have a second picture on the back as well. Love that.
Maybe, like me, you would like to find a self-published book for yourself under the Christmas tree this year!
Blog2Print makes it really fast and easy. I highly recommend it..and no one is paying me to say that. Here's a spot that might save you 15% too.

14 comments:

  1. I love that you do this, Carla. What a treat it will be for your grandchildren and their children some day to see the stories behind the treasures you make for them.

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  2. It is such a lovely memento of your 2014 quilting journey Carla! And now you have five! Very impressive!

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  3. I have never heard of this before! How fun for you.

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  4. Cool! What a great idea . A coffee table book of my own work : )
    Your collection looks amazing

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  5. What a wonderful idea - I've only recently started my blog but will seriously consider this next year :)

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  6. Hi Carla,
    Such a great idea! I have thought about doing this for a long time but never quite got around it. They look wonderful!

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  7. This is such a great idea! I've often thought of doing it, thanks to you, but never have. They are such fun!

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  8. I think it is a great idea! I only have one year published, but plan to do them all. I love looking through and being reminded of past moments.

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  9. This is a wonderful idea and a great gift to yourself! Maybe if I get back to regular blogging in 2015 I'll start this tradition for myself too :) Merry Christmas!

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  10. What a fun idea! I never thought of doing that.

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  11. I think I might need to do this before another year goes by!

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  12. I choose exactly the same book options you do, Carla. Thank you for sharing the discount information with me. I didn't order a book yet because the previous five books I've had printed are for a complete calendar year, from January 1 to December 31. So, I'll be waiting until the end of this month to order my book. So glad for you to have yours, as I do mine, as these will be a good keepsake/journal of our lives, for our children and grandchildren. Blessings.

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  13. This is terrific, so thank you very much! I'm so glad you are a published author!
    When I clicked on Blog2Print's link in your blog, a pop-up window gave me a 15% discount for signing up for their newsletter. I'll have to get started. . . I'm way behind!

    Elizabeth

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  14. Love this idea! You can do it for Facebook posts and pictures now too. I might do this.

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