This all started with a blog post about bookbinding I saw over at Brad Isaac’s Achieve-IT! blog (He’s since turned it into a really nice inexpensive report called The Fun and Easy Guide to Binding Your Own Paperback Books at Home… Fast!)
Until I read this article I had been printing out e-books from my computer on full sheets and stapling them together – very wasteful and bulky. When I saw this simple approach to glue bindings I was inspired to try it myself (who knew you could make your own books without thousands of dollars worth of supplies and years of training?) The DIY Bookbinding tutorial on this site (originally published on my Go-To Guy! blog) documents my adaptation of Brad’s tutorial and when I was done I was hooked on bookbinding.
I’ve spent many more hours and dollars studying the subject and experimenting with glues and techniques. The content here is a result of that research. There is plenty of junk content out there and reprinted public domain information that is 100+ years old and offers little to the do-it-yourselfer who just wants to make some durable and attractive paperbacks and hardcovers.
This little bookbinding hobby has grown into a fairly comprehensive collection of information on the subject of self-publishing and I look forward to watching it continue to grow.
I wish you all the best in your bookbinding and self-publishing endeavors,
The Go-To Guy!
P.S. In addition to my personal blog, I also operate several sites dealing with marketing online and information publishing that may be of interest to DIY Publishers. They are Internet Marketing Insights and E-Book Marketing Secrets. I also sell an information publishing audio course at my Info Product Seminar site.