How to Convert a Blogspot to an eBook

The question of how to monetize a blog is an important one for any business and there are no "one size fits" all answers. One way you might be able to turn your blog into an income stream is to convert your existing posts into an e-book. With the right service, you can compile what you've already written, tweak it for a new audience, and turn it into a viable commercial product. Various blog conversions tools are available. Three that work well with Blogger (formerly called Blogspot) are ZinePal.


ZinePal

Step 1 Navigate to the ZinePal website (link in Resources) and create an account. The basic account is free, and ZinePal branding will be inserted along the bottom of your e-book page; alternately, you can upgrade to a Pro account. When you are ready, go to the main page and fill in the blog URL. ZinePal fetches articles using your blog's RSS feed. Click "Select Stories."

Step 2 Preview the entries displayed and select whether ZinePal shows the entire entry or a partial entry. You should only see a partial entry if you've set Blogger to truncate your feed entries. If you are not sure, choose the option to have ZinePal determine for you.

Step 3 Choose articles that you want to include in your e-book. Articles are located below the URL text box – each has a check box, which you can select to add an article or deselect to remove the article. When you are ready to proceed, click "Preview Your eBook" at the top of the page.

Step 4 Set the title and font choices for your e-book. ZinePal offers a drop-down menu of standard font faces and size options. If you don't want to make any changes, click "Update Preview" to review your work. You can make further and more in-depth changes to the book by clicking "Customize eBook."

Step 5 Click "Finalize eBook" to create your e-book. Select the format to use when readers download the book; the options are PDF, MOBI and EPUB. ZinePal will email you a copy of the e-book.

All these services offer free options for generating your eBook, though branding may be inserted into your book, or you may be charged a percentage of the book's sale price.