Friday, October 24, 2014

Another Bound Book

Well, I bound another book. I know one of the authors, so I got permission to show it off. Well, she gave her permission, and assured me her co-author would like it, too. So here it is, a hand-bound, print version of Broken by Cedric Johnson and Veronica Giguere:

Here’s my title page, with the cover as a frontispiece. I think that turned out very nicely, if I may say so myself. {SMILE, wink}

And here’s my cover. It’s plainer than I’d like, but I haven’t found a satisfactory picture to add between the title and authors. I’m looking for one that suits the near-future cyberpunk story. I thought maybe a circuit diagram, but I haven’t found one that felt right yet. {Smile}
No, I can’t just use the official cover. At the large size inside, it would risk damaging the cover. At a size small enough not to do that, it doesn’t look like much. That’s why it’s a frontispiece now, and the cover is yellow, with easy to read letters in red. {chuckle, Smile}
And if you wonder about the story I enjoyed enough to do this for, Here it is at Amazon:
And here it is at Smashwords:
I used Smashwords, because I suspected I’d want a hardcopy, and they make that easy. Obviously I did, so that worked great. {BIG SMILE}
Anne Elizabeth Baldwin

P.S. If you're wondering what you're looking at, that's my best approximation of a Japanese stab binding, with cardstock covers reinforced by tissue-tape made specially for book repair. I'm particularly happy with how the reinforcing turned out. Compared to the last thick book I bound in this style, the covers are curling much less, and they don't feel like they're liable to rip out if I forget to handle them carefully. (This one is slightly thinner which might help the latter problem. Still, the change is dramatic enough, at least some must be due to the reinforcing.) {Smile}