I’ve written about this tool before, but so few people know about it—and it’s so incredibly useful!—that it’s worth mentioning again.
Anthologize is a free plug-in for WordPress-based sites and blogs that allows you to manipulate and edit your site content into a book. (Unfortunately, this plugin will only work with self-hosted WordPress sites, not WordPress.com sites.)
Anthologize has drag-and-drop organization, and it exports your content in formats ready for print or digital distribution. Here’s a screenshot showing how easy the interface is.
It’s also possible to edit your posts within the Anthologize interface (inside WordPress). Posts that you might edit here, as part of a specific book project, do not modify your live, original post on your site. Cool, huh? There’s also an append function that allows you to mash posts into one another.
Other functionality includes:
- Importing content from an RSS feed or external source (use responsibly!)
- File exporting options of EPUB, PDF, TEI, and RTF
- Image export if they’re included in your original posts
Jane Friedman (@JaneFriedman) has nearly 25 years of experience in the media & publishing industry. She is the publisher of The Hot Sheet, the essential newsletter on the publishing industry for authors, and was named Publishing Commentator of the Year by Digital Book World in 2019.
In addition to being a professor with The Great Courses (How to Publish Your Book), she is the author of The Business of Being a Writer (University of Chicago Press), which received a starred review from Library Journal.
Jane speaks regularly at conferences and industry events such as Digital Book World and Frankfurt Book Fair, and has served on panels with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Creative Work Fund. Find out more.