Introduction: Save Money on Books: Quick Book Binding
In this instructable, I will show you how to bind books so that you can save money on expensive books, or if you just can't find a hard copy anywhere, you can make one yourself.
I urge you not to use this instructable to break copyright laws just so you can save hundreds of dollars on expensive textbooks, it would be a shame if the publishers didn't get any money from penny-pinching students. Keep this disclaimer in mind, I bear no responsibly for anyone's actions.
A digital book in PDF format
Enough paper to print the book
A place to cut the book
Step 1: Printing
You will need to track down a copy of the book you want to print. The method in this instructable used an Adobe PDF of Huckleberry Finn from Google Books. Print it in booklet form and double sided, if you don't have a double sided printer, I wouldn't be able to help you.
Step 2: Cutting
Here you will cut the book. You will want to get it as evenly as possible or else it will be lopsided. If you have a larger page book, that doesn't need to be small as a reading book, you don't have to cut.
Tips on cutting
Put a few sheets on top, that way you don't rip it
Avoid ripping as much as possible
Use clamps at the four corners
Step 3: Binding
Now you take the two halves, and try and get all the paper stuff out of them.
Them carefully align the two sides it is even.
With glue, put it all over the spine, wait for it to dry
After the glue dries, put a couple sheets as a binding, with glue. Just get a blank piece of paper and glue it onto the front, back and the spine. It won't be big enough to cover it all, so you may want to reprint the front and the back, if needed.
Wait for the glue to dry, and you should be good.
I hope this helps, I'm doing this in college.
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