In order to help us design our book we had a number of workshops to talk about grids, layouts, book binding etc.
Personally I wouldn’t take on a challenge to bind my own book as when I did boxes for my calligram book and Project about Kray twins book last year so I know how time consuming it was and how many failed attempts I had. I don’t believe I would achieve perfectly straight book. I wouldn’t want any imperfections distract from the content.
I have opted for a hard cover so that would make things even more tricky.
Here are some notes I have taken from the session on ways to bind your book.
I still remember the workshop from last year on book covers and book binding when we had a chance to make our own book. Book binding workshop