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Bind your own books

Bind your own books
In today's creative environment, where promotional material is routinely sent in the form of a digital file via email, a handmade self-promotional book can make a cost-effective, personal and unique alternative to help you stand out. In this tutorial, I'll explain how to bind a book in a few easy steps. We'll cover some important tips for setting up page spreads and cover templates in Adobe's InDesign, as well as the essential tools and techniques you need to bind your own books. If you need any bookbinding materials, a good source is Shepherds Falkiners. You'll also find an illustrated diagram of the sewing technique we used to make this project in the support files, to aid you as you go. Promotion Software: InDesign CS3 or later Skills: Create page templates in InDesign, perfect your binding and stitching techniques Download the support file here 01. First, set up your book's page template in InDesign by creating a new document. 02. Experiment with paper stocks to see which works best.

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