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Subject: printing your own books
Date Posted: 1/12/2008 9:54 AM ET
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Do any of you write, then print out and bind your own books? I'm looking for software that has the ability to page sequence and pdf books, so I can print them out myself. Would love to hear from anyone who has done this?


Date Posted: 1/16/2008 12:10 PM ET
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Sounds like you'd be after PageMaker, an expensive package. Microsoft's Publisher is like... well, it's like a Microsoft version of the same thing.

Once you've gone to the trouble of creating your own PDF, though, why bind it yourself rather than use a POD service? Custom bindings?

Date Posted: 2/15/2008 10:51 PM ET
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You can go to: www.lulu.com/en/products/hardcover/ to bind a book and order any amount of copies. They have both hardcover & paperback bindings. Just click on PUBLISH for the paperback bindings.

Date Posted: 2/16/2008 1:08 PM ET
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HI, I see this question still hasnt really been answered and IF I read it right you wish to handbind your own books after printing them yourself..SO I have asked on another site your questions to see if it gets any responses..

The site is teh National novel writing month  www.nanowrimo.org just so you know.

I will edit this post when I get a response as I am also interested in similar software as I love to write and handbind my own books to give to friends.


just felt I might help out my same name- Pamela



After much searching I found a great site that not only tells you how to format your Word doc. to print out into a book it also gives the basic instructions on how to make hardcover and paperback books.


I used the instructions to test it out and my test pages came out the way they need too. (yes I already know how to bind books so this was excellent for me to find out. No more trips to kinkos!)

Last Edited on: 2/17/08 1:21 PM ET - Total times edited: 1