You read it here first. Our new BookSmart blog-to-book beta program is live. A select number of Six Apart TypePad bloggers are now testing a blog beta that allows them to convert their blogs into bookstore-quality books automatically.
Yes, you read it correctly … automatically. Our new Blog Slurper lets bloggers choose how they want their blog slurped – by date or topic – and whether to include images, comments, and links. Our BookSmart app then inserts the slurped blog directly into a professionally designed book template, producing a draft book in minutes. Say goodbye to copying and pasting.
Support for additional blog apps including Moveable Type, Blogger, and WordPress will follow, incorporating feedback from this first beta release.
If you’re one of the testers, have fun. We know you’ll give us some great feedback. If you write a blog and want to create your own blog-to-book, check back soon to see if your blogging platform is ready to test.
Of course, if you can’t wait, you can always copy and paste your blog content into a book design of your choice.