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 20 years of experience in the publishing industry, with expertise in digital media strategy for authors and publishers. 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 columnist for Publishers Weekly, Jane is a professor with The Great Courses, which released her 24-lecture series, How to Publish Your Book. Her book for creative writers, The Business of Being a Writer (University of Chicago Press), received a starred review from Library Journal.
Jane speaks regularly at conferences and industry events such as BookExpo America, Digital Book World, and the AWP Conference, and has served on panels with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Creative Work Fund. Find out more.