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I am self-publishing a book over the next few weeks and have done my fair amount of research on the topic, but I wanted to see if the great resource of 12oz had any more insight on self bound book covers, primarily in the hard-back sense. Any information would help. Never hurts to ask.

 

Also, if you're interested in a copy of the book itself, or of the general content, feel free to ask.

 

Thanks y'all.

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the easiest way to self bound a book, imho, is perfect bind. all you really need is a couple 2x4s, a couple C-Clamps and brush on some binding glue with a foam paintbrush. although this way can become a bit of a pain in the ass if you are doing to many or to little pages. the best way is to just go to a store, such as staples or officemax, and ask them to bind it for you, also most print shops do binding and a quick google search could probably turn up a few binding specialty shops.

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I've done one book so far. I hand bound the guts in sections 6 pages then stitched all of those together and bound them in a soft card cover. I made a hardbound slipcase to house the whole thing. I don't really have any pictures available online. I picked up a simple intro to book binding at a barnes and nobles that showed step by step about ten different binding methods. Also I found this great guy names Sebatian or something on Youtube who does awesome step by step demos on all kinds of book binding methods. Just do a search and you'll find him.

 

Post pics or it didn't happen, braaahh. Best of luck.

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gator/illustration/chip board, super strong double-sided tape, binding posts, and cover fabric/paper. figure it out.

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I was interested in book binding years ago and came across a great how-to site, but since lost the link. I'll try to dig around and find it again, shit was solid gold.

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thanks. i had found on site which was great, but i wasnt sure if 12oz users held some arcane binding knowledge. PM that site if ya find it buddy.

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i recently perfect bound some books, pretty easy to do.

 

ive fucked around with all sorts of binding methods,depending on the size of the book

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