In this video I share my project of turning the Lord of the Rings Collector Guide from PDF into an awesome hard cover book which I can add to my bookshelf.
Stitching and binding your own books is a wonderful project. Not only is it relatively easy but it allows you to add ‘proper’ books to your collection instead of spiral-bound PDF’s.
You can find the PDF version of the collectors guide (version 8.1 at the time this video was made) over on the One Ring Forum, here – http://www.one-ring.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=15007
I learnt a lot from Jennifer over at Sea Lemon, a wonderful channel well worth subscribing to if you have any interest in making books or journals – https://www.youtube.com/user/SeaLemonDIY
These two videos specifically have been what I have used to learn to make my own case bound books …
Making a kettle stitched text block – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9O4kFTOEh6k
Adding hardcovers to text blocks – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Av_rU-yOPd4&t
You can download Book Binder 3.0 here – http://quantumelephant.co.uk/bookbinder/bookbinder.html It’s a small JAVA program that allows you to ‘reconfigure’ a PDF into the proper page sequence for printing out ‘signatures’.