How to Convert your Blog into a Book
If there is anything that democratized the writing and publishing industry it’s blogging. It made the voice of anyone with a computer and internet connection be heard. We’ve had thousands of authors sharing with the world their thoughts and experiences. To a great extent that people are now earning a paycheck and living their best lives through blogging.
That being said, there is still a level of prestige that comes with publishing a printed book. It stamps your authority and expertise in your field, establishing you as a thought leader. So why not get some inspiration from your already existing content? You’ve spent hours building a kick-ass blog so why not use it as an outline for your book?
We understand that at times your blog might look like a sporadic collection of unrelated events. However, they all revolve around your life and experiences and you’ve got some related themes going on. This gives you the perfect place to start.
Converting your blog into a book is hard work if you choose to do it manually. You’ll have to copy and paste posts to a word document first before creating your book.
Lucky for you we found a way to do it without a sweat.
With Filestar, you can easily convert your WordPress blog to PDF, Word, or any eBook file format you want. However, you first have to export an XML document from your blog. The process is so easy, don’t panic.
- Log into your website dashboard.
- Go to Tools > Export.
- Click on Posts. Here you’ll be able to select the category you want to download and the time period.
- Finally, click the Download Export File button.
So you’ll now have the XML file format of the blogs you want to convert into a book. Don’t get too excited as what you have in your hands are the makings of a manuscript.
In order to edit and organize your posts into a book, open your .xml file with Word. The main work starts here. Revise, delete, and fill in any content gaps because you’ve got a bunch of posts slapped together. Not a book. Edit and organize it as you see fit and create a flow. Proofread it and have someone else read it for you.
Once that is done, you can convert it into a PDF or an eBook.