April 15th, 2009

running, bomb tech


So! LiveJournal is partnering with BookSmart; this means that (at long last!) there will be a (hopefully) easy way to publish one's LJ.


This is done by means of a program you download. You then slurp your LJ, edit it (weed out memes and broken images and entries you'd not want to see in print and the like), upload it, choose how you'd like to have it printed, and order it. See the News post for a discount code (how snazzy).

You must register for a BookSmart account in order to download the software.

Sadly, as the EULA includes statements such as you might expect about intellectual property, pornography, and obscenity, people who write fanfiction should take a very *careful* look at this before choosing to use this to publish stuff that includes fic, and people who write smut may well be out of luck. :( BookSmart staff does reserve the right to review what you plan to print and reject it.

I'm downloading, and I'm going to see if it can take all eight years of my journal. Wish me luck!

[Edit: No, it can't.]
running, bomb tech

Alas! (BookSmart, the update)

That news post link is, again: http://news.livejournal.com/114780.html

Once you have the program downloaded, start a new book. In the layout, select Blog to Book.

It will download 500 entries. These are the first 500 entries you posted, in posting order rather than chronological order. It doesn't do comments. I see no way to make it skip some entries and start slurping the next 500 entries.

Sadly, this means that it is completely unusable for me, but more power to you if it works for you!

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