This Blog Is Now A Book !

our_evolutionYep, all 314 posts from March 6, 2008 to August 30, 2009 and the book ended up being 789 pages!

I produced the book for absolutely no cost…

I started with BlogBooker which downloaded the blog into a PDF file…

Then, I used Lulu to upload the PDF and convert it into a print-ready file, with color cover and all…

Lulu lets you add whatever royalty you want to their basic costs to print the book when someone orders it—Print-On-Demand…

Well…

Since the book was 789 pages, Lulu could only produce it as a hardback; and, since the blog (and now the book) has a picture for each post, it had to be a full-color book…

So, I only added $4.00 as a royalty…

You can download it at Lulu for $5.00 or order the full-color hardback for $177.80… Ridiculous, right?

Plus, the download is much better because you can click on all the links and they pop-up in your browser…

Just for the fun of it, and so you can see what one of Lulu’s sales pages looks like, here’s the link

I suppose $177.80 for a 789-page full-color hardback is “reasonable” but I think the most important part of the whole process is that I took a blog and turned it into a book available for sale for not one penny!!

Also, I’d previously published a 305-page, black-and-white book in paperback (8.5×11) and their base cost to print was only $13.00…

Bottom-line:

Since, no matter how good this blog has been, no one should pay that much for it, you can download the book for free  right here… Since it’s a large book, give the file a few minutes to prepare itself for download…

Spiritual Quote:

“We have said in the past that one word hath the influence of spring and causeth hearts to become fresh and verdant, while another is like unto blight which causeth the blossoms and flowers to wither. God grant that authors among the friends will write in such a way as would be acceptable to fair-minded souls, and not lead to cavilling by the people.”
Bahá’u’lláh in the Compilation, Writers and Writing

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I’ve been giving my books away for awhile: the e-book versions. The printed/paper versions are at publishing cost plus shipping and handling and you can get those at Lulu.com.

Reality is a 300-page compilation of powerful spiritual writings. I did the gleaning of these excerpts during my initial recovery from a series of devastating experiences.

PlanIt–The Future Fable of An Action Designer is a short story about creative thinking and how it can change our world.

Is Your Soul In Here? A Poet’s Struggle With God is my first collection of poetry.

Astrological Repair Manual : my offering of 36 years of experience in learning/teaching, and counselling. It attempts to repair the persistent misunderstandings and psychological perversions of this ancient subject. A Very Positive Book !

“I have summoned the Maids of Heaven to emerge from behind the veil of concealment, and have clothed them with these words of Mine…”

Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 327