Earlier this summer we launched a few tools to make it easier for developers to create new apps for WordPress.com. Starting today, you can integrate your WordPress.com blog with Feedfabrik and Empire Avenue.
Turn Your Blog Into a Book
Have you ever wanted to publish your own book, or a collection of your favorite blog posts?
Feedfabrik makes it easy to convert your WordPress.com blog into a book format, and even allows you to customize the cover design and book contents. You can order a hard copy of your book, or a digital PDF edition.
To try it out, head over to Feedfabrik, choose Bookfabrik, then select “I’m on WordPress.com.” Receive a 10% discount on all September orders with the code “WORDPRESS-INTRO”.
Grow Your Social Capital Online
Empire Avenue is a Social Stock Market, where your social networking activity and engagement earn you virtual currency and determine your virtual share price. It also helps you discover new people and brands, and allows you to invest virtual currency in their profiles by buying shares on the Social Stock Market.
Along the way you’ll have a bit of fun, make new connections, and learn about social networking and the value of your network! Empire Avenue is completely free and deals in virtual currency. Sign up today to get started.
These integrations are made possible because WordPress.com supports a protocol called OAuth2. OAuth2 allows developers to build applications that securely communicate with WordPress.com. We have also launched a developer portal to help developers to get more information about our platform.
If your service wants to build with us, don’t hesitate to contact us through the developer portal.
Sep 7th at 7:53 pm
OK, seriously: I keep telling people that my blog is “my book, one crazy chapter at a time.” And now you’ve made it WAY easy to make that statement a reality?!?!
Best. Tool. EVER!!!
Sep 7th at 8:05 pm
How do we add a badge to our blog? Or can we?
Sep 7th at 8:09 pm
Nice features. I hope that in the future we could also get some more integration with Google services, like Analytics, Adsense, and so on.
Sep 7th at 8:37 pm
I’m confused…how do you link Empire Avenue with WordPress?
I can’t see it on either sites
Sep 7th at 9:19 pm
Sep 7th at 9:51 pm
There are several free ways that one can publish their blog as a book, or a digital PDF edition, so I’m not attracted to the paid Bookfabrik option at all.
Sep 7th at 11:02 pm
Sep 8th at 12:37 am
Thank You! I have been looking for an answer on turning an earlier WP blog into a book or e-book. I know one of the other blog sites has it. I can’t wait to check out the site.
Sep 8th at 2:34 am
This is freakin’ awesome! I write my blog for my three kids who I lost many years ago. Weird I know. If they ever surface, they could read my blog book….
Sep 8th at 4:34 am
Sep 8th at 7:11 am
Is there a free version of this app?
Sep 8th at 7:52 am
Just when I was wondering how to go about publishing my collection of short stories, you guys throw this at me! I love it!
Sep 8th at 8:33 am
Fun idea to be able to turn your blog into a book…will check it out…
Sep 8th at 9:13 am
WordPress is getting more and more exciting, keep up the great work
Sep 8th at 9:35 am
good good good
Sep 8th at 11:13 am
Sep 8th at 11:20 am
What a great idea on the book making offer. Love it. TY!
Sep 8th at 1:09 pm
I like the idea of a book. I’ve never managed to get the early idea of organising posts in reverse order with each one a chapter to work for me. Look forward to seeing this new idea developed.
Sep 8th at 1:44 pm
Empire Avenue is kind of cool way to built network and make new friend..
Sep 8th at 2:52 pm
Thank you for suggesting Empire Avenue!! Wonderful site!!!!
Sep 8th at 3:43 pm
Great information. I’m going to look forward to getting automatic updates on new apps in the future!
Sep 8th at 8:09 pm
Every time WordPress surprises me. That’s AWESOME!
Sep 8th at 9:52 pm
Sep 9th at 1:52 am
I joined up and linked up over at Empire Avenue . . . still figuring it out . . . but so far so good; people there are buying shares of me. hehe
Sep 9th at 1:56 am
it is really amazing plugin
Sep 9th at 2:40 am
This might be a “killer ap,” or “da bomb” for indie authors. The quality of the books looks top notch, but of course the production price is high. I can see great potential for other designers to find ways to connect with Amazon, or Apple Books, or Lulu, which could produce a true revolutionin in book publishing. “This could be the start of something BIG.” Also a good idea for a song.
Sep 9th at 3:30 pm
Sep 9th at 8:45 pm
These are some great features – definitely will try them out!
Sep 10th at 9:23 pm
Cool, I like the book idea. I’m an avid writer of songs, poetry and some prose. Keep at it.
Sep 11th at 10:21 am
Thanks for information
Sep 11th at 12:24 pm
Sep 12th at 1:25 pm
Exactlly this feature very useful for me
Sep 12th at 7:43 pm
Coolio. p.s. Keep on running!
Sep 13th at 6:28 am
definitely helpful for all.
Sep 13th at 1:26 pm
What? now we can turn our blog into a book? This is going to be an interesting app.. hope to try it asap.
Sep 13th at 6:15 pm
Very neat. Sure gonna check this out
Sep 13th at 10:39 pm
Awesome- I was just considered turning some of my blogs into a book. How amazing!
Sep 14th at 10:18 am
Sep 14th at 11:00 am
i tried the pdf proof. it is awesome!
Sep 14th at 7:17 pm
This is all pretty awsome, all making wordpress super connected.
Sep 16th at 7:24 pm
SO, I love this.
Just proves why I love WordPress so much!
Sep 17th at 1:02 pm
I signed up yesterday and it’s fun so far. We’ll see along the way…
Sep 20th at 8:36 pm
This is a really cool feature! What a great idea, and app.