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Tablet Publishing: Make Your Blog Into a Gorgeous iPad Magazine (free)

Tablet Publishing: Make Your Blog Into a Gorgeous iPad Magazine (free) | Web Publishing Tools | Scoop.it

Robin Good: OnSwipe is a brand new service which allows any web publisher to instantly create a beautiful-looking iPad magazine by simply providing the references to RSS feeds, Twitter, YouTube/Flickr channels and more. OnSwipe does the rest.

The service is extremely simple to use. Just go to OnSwipe.com, click Get Started, and one registered you only need to provide the URL or name of your different content or social media channels. 

OnSwipe also helps you select an appropriate design layout theme, that will be used to display your content on your iPad output.  

Once you have setup all of your content sources, OnSwipe provides you with a snippet of JavaScript code to place in the head tag of your web site. iPad-based web site visitors visiting it will automatically "see" the "optimized" OnSwipe view.

You can also setup a custom domain such as robingood.onswipe.com for your iPad aficionados.

Very promising. 9/10

N.B.: The service looks like it has been freshly baked and there are a few things that may not work yet as expected. I am myself testing it and trying to understand how to make it work.

Read more about Swipe and the philosophy behind it: http://blog.onswipe.com/news/the-road-ahead 

Find out more: http://www.onswipe.com/ 

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Print a Book With the Best Content From Your Social Media Channels: Scribr

Print a Book With the Best Content From Your Social Media Channels: Scribr | Web Publishing Tools | Scoop.it

Scribr is a new service which makes it possible for anyone to publish a print book that includes all of the best content and images from their selected social accounts.

Scribr lets you plug in your social media accounts – Twitter, Flickr, Facebook, Tumblr and Foursquare – and create a printed book of all of your updates, photos, check-ins and posts. You can also include your Instagram photos, but only if they are shared on your Facebook or Twitter accounts.

How it works: Connect your accounts, and then choose between two options.

a) Either generate a book with all of your posts for any given year, or

b) determine the time frame and which items from each account you want to include.

At the moment you can include or exclude your personal Scribr diary, Facebook photos, likes and notes, all Flickr images, Foursquare checkins, Tumblr photos, text, and quotes, and of course, all of your tweets.

More services will be added in the future, including Google+, Posterous, 500px, and native Instagram support, as well as support for RSS feeds.

"The book itself, which will cost you $45, looks pretty impressive. The glossy cover has a magazine feel to it, while the matte paper will show off your yearly photos beautifully."

Scribr books are printed in vivid full color on 80-pound matte "snow white" premium paper, and perfect-bound in a glossy customizable cover. 

Read the full review: http://thenextweb.com/apps/2011/12/30/scribr-preserves-your-social-media-posts-turning-them-into-a-beautifully-printed-journal/ 

Find out more: http://myscribr.com/ 

Get priority access: http://myscribr.com/tnw 

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Convert Your Blog Contents Into a Professionally Typeset Book: FeedFabrik

Convert Your Blog Contents Into a Professionally Typeset Book: FeedFabrik | Web Publishing Tools | Scoop.it

Generate a printed book from your blog by simply selecting a few options and letting FeedFabrik do the rest for you.

FeedFabrik can hook up with major blogging platforms such as Blogger, Wordpress (hosted and self-hosted), Typepad and Tmblr as well as photo sharing sites Picplsz and Instagram and can convert selected contents (you can specify a date range) to be formatted and printed as a physical book with cover, full table of contents and everything else you expect in a traditional book.

Once you have connected FeedFabrik with your blog, you are offered a number of options to configure the content to be published and the layout of the book.

The standard and only format available now is the A5, with both soft or hard-covers in black and white or color. Only one font is available right now and you can select which posts to incude only on the basis of a date range. The order of posts can be set to standard or reverse chronological order.

Three types of paper are available plain white paper, plain creme paper and photo quality paper.

FeedFabrik provides the user with three final output options: 

1) printed Book - starting at 7.45€ ($10)

2) PDF Book - 4.95€

3) PDF Proof - FREE

The print proof PDF file is a file that shows your book just like we send it to the printer. It is perfect to make sure that everything looks like you expect. The printed book will look the same. The print proof file has crop marks around the content which are used to cut the printed pages out of the larger print sheet.

You can order any number of print books: one or a hundred, and they will be shipped to you from Europe.

See an example: http://www.feedfabrik.com/bookfabrik/view/zszd8s 

Wordpress plugin: https://www.feedfabrik.com/blog/wordpress-printing-plugin 

Very interesting. 8/10

Find out more: https://www.feedfabrik.com/ 

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