Men in Sheds – The Bookbinder Bookbinding can be an entirely practical endeavor. I got my own start by producing paperback versions of e-books I had downloaded so I could read them offline and make notes in the margins. But, there are people who take the same basic process and end up creating books that […]
In this video tutorial, by Jennifer of Sea Lemon, you will learn how to create a hardcover case binding for your DIY book project.
Want some insights into commercial bookbinding? Take a look at this video I found recently called “Americans at Work” that was produced back in 1961 by the AFL-CIO union. The video shows the bookbinding process in an early 1960’s bindery and highlights the tasks involved in the process. After a very short introduction about the […]
DIY Bookbinding reader John Grafton took the basic concepts from the basic bookbinding tutorial and gave it a little twist. John made his own binding jig to speed up the work and improve overall quality. In addition, he used another technique. Before applying glue to the spine of his book he notched it. The notches […]
I did not start out to be an indie but that is where I ended up. I have published the book, “Mr. Prescott and the World Beyond…” from the ground up including making my own book trailer as you will see on my site. My story is about a wealthy man who has an encounter […]
I recently recorded this DIY Bookbinding video tutorial showing how to create a simple origami mini-booklet from a single sheet of paper. This is a fun craft project to do with kids and makes a great book-themed school activity. Primary skills required are paper folding and simple cutting. Applying glue is optional, but something I […]
I just found this really nice bookbinding demo video from a self-publishing author. His method of printing 2 books together, using a cheap thermal binding machine to do the final gluing, and then cutting the book in half at the end is pretty clever. If you have to use a copy shop’s stack cutter to […]
When I began searching for instructions on how to bind a book I didn’t realize how difficult it would be to find a reliable and useful information. I only wanted to create a simple paperback book (I later learned that paperbacks are called ‘perfect bound’ books) but found a huge number of websites that were […]