Thursday, January 7, 2010

How Paperback Books Are Made

Have you ever wondered how a perfect paperback book is made? Did you know you could make it at home? First, let me share with you this chart of book components so you can learn what all the parts of a book are called. To enlarge this image just click on it.

Watch this video on making your own perfect paperback books.

Enjoy and learn!


L. Diane Wolfe said...


Elizabeth Bennett said...

Wow! Looks as if a lot really goes into putting a book together. Thanks Carol for this insight.

Take Care,

Unknown said...

Looks fun, but time consuming if you have a lot of books to bind.
I'm also wondering about the 4-signature blocks. I know how much trouble it is to get the pages to print correctly when they are folded in half. I did a chapbook that way a few years ago and I thought I would go nuts trying to get the pages to lay out right. Your thoughts or suggestions?

Carol said...

I think the video instruction is for an 8.5 x 11 sheet. I don't know if there is a trick to using the 4 page layout sheets. I suppose I'll have to get back to you after I play on Google awhile!! LOL!

Patricia Rockwell said...

I can imagine this might actually work for artistic, coordinated people who only sell a few books at a time. It might even be cost-effective! One thing not considered in the video, however, is the production of a good cover!

sanjeet said...

Thanks Carol for this insight.

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