Thursday, March 24, 2011

Groupon: Custom Book Deal

I post Groupon deals on photo books (and other things I think mamas would enjoy) on my Fun Mama Facebook page quite a bit. Those get picked up by Twitter, and deposited in the sidebar of the blog. I don't normally like to clutter up the blog itself with deals though.

I thought today I would make an exception. Today's Groupon deal for Fort Wayne (which can be used anywhere, because it's an online deal) is $20 for $45 worth of custom books at Blurb. The deal says it is for photo books, but the Blurb site does not seem to make any distinction between photo books and blog books.

I thought since a lot of you are also bloggers yourselves that you may be interested in compiling a book of your blog posts. Blurb imports your blog into their software (which is downloadable and free) and then you can create a book of your words and photos to share offline with your family.

I've had in mind all along that I would like to print out my blog as part of my Library of Memories (my scrapbook collection) but had not decided on which company to use. This deal was too good to pass up for me, though. My plan is to make a book for each year that I've been writing my blog.

A side benefit of printing you blog is that you can choose to make it available for other people to purchase. I know I've mentioned before that I would be willing to buy a collection of several of my favorite bloggers' posts.

If you click on the link for the Groupon and purchase it and you are not already a member of Groupon, I do get a referral fee. I would refer people to Groupon (and this deal) even if I didn't get that, but I hope they continue to give it!!


Sue said...

Thanks for the tip. I am a Groupon member in my state - I wonder why they regionalize the online offers.

Fun Mama - Deanna said...

I'm not sure. Sometimes the deals are offered in multiple cities though. I know it can be frustrating to try to find the deals at times, but I think it's great that the online deals, like this one, can be purchased and used anywhere.

sharyncarlson said...

What a great tip! I've often thought about turning my blog into a book somehow.