By Brian Sawyer

ISBN-10: 1449307698

ISBN-13: 9781449307691

Bookbinding could be a loss of life artwork during this electronic age, yet you can the right way to do it your self with this easy-to-follow booklet. in reality, you could opposite the process evolution and convert this actual electronic specimen right into a sturdy, hand-stitched e-book that would final for generations. while you’re complete, this booklet will actually be "hands-on."

O'Reilly Senior Editor Brian Sawyer takes you thru the method with step by step directions and rankings of instructive photos. All you want to carry to the desk are a couple of easy materials—including magazines you'd prefer to protect. notice how easy, unmessy, enjoyable, and pleasurable binding books through hand can be.

Print the pages of this book or eliminate the prevailing conceal from a magazine
Create signatures and get ready them for stitching
Glue the spine
construct and fasten the canopy boards
hide the outside and inside of the canopy boards

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If you were making a blank book, using the first and last pages of the book as your endsheets (and perhaps then covering them with a nice decorative paper to finish them off) would add the most additional strength, because those pages are actually stitched and glued to the spine. But since your first and last pages contain content (including the important TOC on the first page), you’ll want to use paper specific to this task. I decided to use MAKE’s original wraparound cover as my endsheet for the front cover board.

The last remaining step is to cover the unsightly interior of the front and back cover. In addition to finishing off the book and making it look more attractive, pasting endsheets also increases the strength of your book, acting as a final reinforcement to draw the cover to the spine. If you were making a blank book, using the first and last pages of the book as your endsheets (and perhaps then covering them with a nice decorative paper to finish them off) would add the most additional strength, because those pages are actually stitched and glued to the spine.

You’ll wake up to a copy of MAKE that will last forever, as well as look unique and serve you well. ABOUT THE AUTHOR As you can see, the finished book lies flat, perfect for following an article’s instructions while working on a project like this one. About the Author Brian Sawyer is a senior editor at O’Reilly Media, where he manages the Missing Manuals division. He’s also served as lead editor for the company’s popular Hacks series, editor for Head First and Make: Books, and contributing editor to Craft magazine.

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