Monday, September 10, 2007

FeedJournal Web Service Launched

FeedJournal proudly presents the availability of a web service for bloggers and other content providers to publish their latest articles as a PDF newspaper or magazine (see left column of this blog for a sample). The service enables an easy export of your RSS or Atom feeds to a newspaper. Full branding capabilities and customization options are available in the service. The newspaper is regenerated on the fly by simply pinging FeedJournal's service.

To learn more about how it works, and to get started, head over to


  1. Hello Jonas.
    It´s very cool that you solved Ninebows and and live in Israel.
    But my question is, Have you ever talked/chatted to anyone namned Jonas Martinsson?

    I thought I was the only one.

  2. Heh... I remember I had a namesake in the same city when I used to live in Lund. There seems to be quite a few of us with the same name. Here is the phone listings from Sweden with people who share our name:

  3. I guess this app was not extensively tested?
    [i use FF 2.0]
    1. the link "Start now" on the is under Writers/Publishers column only - yet the blog post declares to open service for eveyone
    2.Why do i need to state how many reader do i have? Who even knows such things?
    3.What are all those '*' asterisks for in front of field names - Do they mean it is required to fill these fields? Why?
    4. After clicking Submit got 404 with this URL:
    5. Refreshed - got "You already submitted information"
    6. Never got any emails
    7. Clicked Back and submitted again - Same 404 story.

    Good luck

  4. lascar: The web site issues have been taken care of, thank you for pointing them out to me.

    The service is currently only available to bloggers/content providers. The reader service will become available later this year.

  5. Jonas,

    I suggest giving folks a date certain as to when the Reader Service will become available. Its doesn't have to be absolutley perfect, it just has to do what is says it will... Ask Microsoft.


    Be mindful of the:

    First-mover Advantage


    A sometimes insurmountable advantage gained by the first significant company to move into a new market.


    It is important to note that the first-mover advantage refers to the first significant company to move into a market, not merely the first company. For example, may not have been the first seller of books online, but was the first significant company to make a entrance into the online book market.

    First-mover advantage was initially touted as crucial in the Internet economy, although now there is a growing backlash against it. First-mover advantage can be instrumental in building market share, but this may or may not translate into business success.

    Basically, being a first-mover only makes sense if the rewards justify the risks. Some industries reward first-movers with near-monopoly status and high margins. Other industries do not offer similar rewards, allowing late-movers the chance to compete more effectively and efficiently against early entrants.

  6. Jonas,


    I would make sure that the "Feedjournal" name is visible someplace on the page so that people know that your software was used to organize the RSS content.

    I can't wait to organize my RSS Paper so I can print it out doublesided and read it while I'm on the Pot!