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Curate Any Blog or RSS Feed Into a Downloadable eBook with Bloxp

Curate Any Blog or RSS Feed Into a Downloadable eBook with Bloxp | eBook Publishing World | Scoop.it



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Bloxp is a free web app which can autmatically convert any blog feed, from start to end, into a downloadable eBook. But there's more.


Before you actually download the final eBook in your preferred file format, you can actually select which stories from the selected blog feed you want to be included in the final publication and in which order you want them to be.


You could therefore "curate" your own selection of best posts on a specific topic you have covered in the past and rapidly create a downloadable  ebook to share with your readers or to use as a lead generation offer.


Bloxp can capture up to 250 posts and clean them up properly for use inside most ebook readers, Kindle included.


Bloxp offers also the option to convert all found links into footnotes and to create a full Table of Contents.


You can download your blog feed converted into an eBook as an ePub or Mobi file, ready to be distributed anywhere you like. (You can also easily create a PDF by using the "Preview" function and then saving to PDF from your own browser).


N.B.: Unlike other similar services, where only the most recent posts are included, Bloxp will crawl the given blog feed searching for every post written since it was created.


Free to use.


More info + try it out now: http://www.bloxp.com/


P.S.: Not all sites may work with this, but Sergio, the great guy behind Bloxp, will be happy to be notified of such instances and to try to correct them.


Blogs that works perfectly with Bloxp are those that contain a "next" and "previous" post structure, but other sites and blogs, may work fine as well.


Contact him here: contact@bloxp.com


(Thanks to Fulvio Colasanto for discovering this interesting tool)

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Josette Williams's comment, April 12, 2013 11:44 AM
Thanks Robin. Your input is invaluable.
Robin Good's comment, April 12, 2013 12:17 PM
Thank you Josette, glad to be of help.
Marianela Camacho Alfaro's curator insight, April 29, 2013 1:36 PM

"Bloxp is a free web app which can autmatically convert any blog feed, from start to end, into a downloadable eBook."

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From Blog To Book: Hyperink

From Blog To Book: Hyperink | eBook Publishing World | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Hyperink is a new publishing service which picks new blog authors and builds great story-books out of their already published content. 


From FastCompany: "If you're a blogger who'd like to add the line "book author" to your resume but are too busy, well, blogging to get that far, e-book publisher Hyperink has a new solution for you.


The e-publisher today launched its "blog to book” service, with the goal of make the publishing process a whole lot easier, accessible, and profitable for bloggers who wouldn’t typically have access to a book deal.


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Hyperink’s demand-first philosophy flips the way books are selected on its head.


Instead of starting with the writer, which is often the case with traditional publishers, they look at Google search trends, what people are talking about on social platforms, and what areas are selling well on Kindle. Once they analyze the data to identify areas where people want books, they then look for a writer (or blogger in this case) for that particular area.


With their blog to book service, eBooks are created using existing published content which means there’s no new writing on the blogger’s part.


...Hyperink identifies your most popular posts based on comments, views, shares, etc. and then assigns an editor to layout the content with a narrative flow.


...the typical amount of time required is just about 5-10 hours total.


Once the eBook is complete, Hyperink publishes it to its marketplace, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, and Kobo (iBooks coming soon). They then provide the blogger with copy, widgets, and tools to promote the title via his/her own blog.


Proceeds on books sold are split between both parties, giving bloggers the chance to turn their content into a passive income stream and enabling Hyperink to recoup their costs and generate revenue."


Full review: http://www.fastcompany.com/1836051/hyperink-launches-blog-to-book-publishing 


Find out more and sign-up: http://www.hyperink.com/blogtobook 

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Transform Your Blog, RSS Feed or Web Page Into a Downloadable eBook with Zinepal

Transform Your Blog, RSS Feed or Web Page Into a Downloadable eBook with Zinepal | eBook Publishing World | Scoop.it

Robin Good: ZinePal is a free online service which allows you to build an electronic book or magazine, by utilizing the content of any web site, RSS feed, or specific web page.

You set the layout format, fonts, sizes and number of stories to include and ZinePal outputs a professionally-looking ebook / magazine in PDF, ePub and Kindle/Mobipocket formats.

Here is how it works: 


1) Start on the Create Yours page by entering the address of a web page, blog or feed that you want to include in your eBook.


2) If you enter the address of a single web page, then Zinepal adds the page to your eBook. If you enter a blog or feed, then Zinepal displays a list of stories. In this case you can select with the checkbox available next to each story, the ones that you want to add to your eBook.


3) When you are done, click the "Preview Your eBook" button at the top of the page and see what your publication will look like when completed.


4) Once editing is completed, click on "Finalize eBook" to create your eBook in PDF, ePub and Kindle/Mobipocket formats.
 

5) If you want to edit the contents or change the formatting of your eBook, then click on "Customize eBook".


More info: http://www.zinepal.com/

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How To Get Your Blog or RSS Feed Into The Kindle Store (and make money from it) | Journalism.co.uk

How To Get Your Blog or RSS Feed Into The Kindle Store (and make money from it) | Journalism.co.uk | eBook Publishing World | Scoop.it

From the article intro by Sarah Marshall: "This guide explains how you can submit an RSS feed of your blog to Amazon in less than 10 minutes for it to be available in the Kindle store a day or two later.


Not only will you see your blog on a much-used device, bloggers can also hope to earn a little money.


Amazon sets the £0.99 or £1.99 monthly subscription price it charges Kindle owners, of which the blogger gets 30 per cent.


Okay, so you are unlikely to become rich, but you are offering readers the ability to access your content on another platform for very little time and effort.


This guide explains everything you need to know."


N.B.: Non-US bank account holders get paid by cheque, US bloggers are asked to submit their bank account details.


Very useful. 8/10


Full guide: http://www.journalism.co.uk/skills/how-to-publish-your-blog-to-kindle/s7/a548303/ 

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