I used to have this entire blog converted into an e-book up for sale.
Of course, the most common question was – How did I turn 150+ blog posts into more than 400 pages, cause it sure sounds like a lot of work. And it was, but I had a little help from a cool plugin.
To make the long story short :) I used the Anthologize plugin (free, install it from your WordPress dashboard). However, I do have to say I had problems with it so I won’t give it 100% recommendation.
If you have a blog as big as mine, or bigger, you can expect some issues with the plugin. The first time I ran it, it kept reporting some error in converting the blog. Second time it had problem with file names of images from a post that I ended up excluding.
So for bigger blogs, I would recommend converting in groups, for example, converting one category at a time.
However, it still beats copying one post at the time, regardless if you are doing it or paying someone to do it for you. The plugin allows you to edit each post before it is converted, without affecting the live version on the blog. Comes in handy to remove images you can not use for commercial use and additionally format the content.
After I converted the posts, I created the title page, copyright and last page I would put in the book and ran all those files, along with the converted blog, through Adobe Acrobat to create a single PDF file. I have the full version of the program, so it was easy to use it to edit the PDF file I got from Anthologize, since there were some minor mistakes in it.
You can probably find someone on Fiverr that can do it for you, or if you need some “expert help”, you can always hire me ;)
It did take me half of day to finish it, considering the errors and reformatting some of the posts, but overall, it was time invested good. So if you want to sell the content of your blog, or give away a part of it to build a list, just use this plugin to make it easier on you.
To learn how to actually use this plugin, check this post – How to create book from a blog?
Let me know if you tried this plugin or maybe plan to do it?