My wife, Ellen Seltz, is a writer who has created a vintage style mystery series based on a character named Edmund Mottley. I decided to create a chapbook of one of her short stories – Mister Mottley and the Key of D.
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My first bookbinding video tutorial was successful beyond my wildest dreams (as I write this it has been viewed more than 784,000 time – that is crazy!) I decided it was time to revisit that tutorial, update it a little, and try using hot glue to bind everything together. This new video also features my […]
Book Board (aka Binder’s Board) can get expensive. Archival quality supplies can cost as much as $5 US per board. But, you probably have access to a large supply that will cost you nothing more than a little time – used books! In my town there are several places that sell second hand merchandise. They […]
Holding the pages of your perfect bound book together while you glue everything together can be frustrating. This simple DIY tabletop bookbinding jig is an easy way to get the job done.
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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_Or7wetXQs After a very short introduction about […]
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 […]