PHOENIX--They say everybody has a book in them and these days, it appears everybody has a blog. Blurb is showing its BookSmart product, which makes it easy to convert a blog to a book. Sounds like a recipe for a terrible book, although maybe a good photo album (if your blog is primarily pictures). And to be fair, BookSmart doesn't only bookify blogs. It's really a tool to create a pleasing, bound document from whatever input you want--blogs, text files, photos, etc. It costs about $30 and it's like Apple Computer's iPhoto albums, but far more flexible: You can make novels, albums, coffee-table-like books, cookbooks and so on. The books look great, and the product looks like a winner.
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