Six Ways to Support iBookBinding

Indeed, any project wouldn’t exist without a community that builds around it. Of course, it is valid for iBookBinding. So, if you want to help iBookBinding to grow and evolve even more, you will find several ways to do that in this post!

Follow, Like, and Share

The first way to support us is essential as it helps us to bring new readers to the project. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Etsy, and YouTube. And don’t forget to like, share, and comment on our publications!

It is always a pleasure to discuss bookish things with our followers. Quite often, it gives us new insights and points in the direction of new posts and ideas!

Become Our Patron on Patreon

Patreon is a service that helps creators to get financed by their followers. We chose a model that allows members of our community to pledge some amount monthly. There are different tiers, and some of them offer rewards provided by iBookBinding every month. For example, if you pledge $5 per month, you’ll get from us at least two digitized vintage books about book arts, book history, or bookbinding every month.

We started this year with just above $20 pledged to our cause, and now we are pretty close to having $100 per month. And when we reach $150, we plan to ditch Google AdSense banners on our website, removing these ads from the sidebars. So, please consider becoming our patron on Patreon!

The amount currently pledged to iBookBinding may not seem to be a hoard of money, but it allows us to cover our hosting expenses, and we are grateful to each of our supporters. Pledges start with only $1 per month.

Buy Our Tools and Tell Your Friends and Colleagues About Them!

Every year we add new tools and jigs to our Etsy shop. And designs of old tools are constantly updated as well.

Papermaking

This year was mostly about the different types of 3d-printed papermaking molds. Now we offer molds for the smallest sizes of 10×10 cm to huge ones of 37×37 cm. Hopefully, next year we’ll be able to provide you with molds for sizes up to A3+.

The main benefit of these molds (apart from a reasonable price) is that we can easily print them with almost any watermark or for virtually any shape of paper: circles, stars, hexagons, country-shaped paper. There are practically no limits! There mesh patterns also may be quite different: from patterns similar to tradition wove and laid paper, to hexagons, triangles, rhombi, and other.

You can find some info on the development of the modern design of our papermaking molds here.

Book Scanning

Another tool that went through a massive development process this year is our book scanning frame. Initially, we offered only one size suitable for books with pages up to 23 cm (9″) wide and 31 cm (12″) tall. Now we offer frames for many different sizes from miniature books to tomes up to 28×36 cm in size!

The size of the frame is important because when you put a small book on a large frame, the page would occupy only a fraction of your digital image. Thus the final resolution would be lower. With a smaller frame, you’ll get image quality limited only by your smartphone’s abilities!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ibookbindingstore?section_id=25381151

Here and here are posts about the development of the frame.

Bookbinding Tools

Of course, bookbinding tools are also sold at our shop, as it was for quite a long time. And they remain to be our most popular products: corner cutting jigsrounding toolssewing frames and keysstraight edges and gauges, and more!

Almost all of them went through updates this year as well. For example, all of our corner cutting jigs and rounding tools now come with sizes imprinted on them. This way, you do not need to measure them before using them.

iBookBinding Merch

That’s a recent development. And we have plans on adding more things. Check them out if you need an apron, or just want to support us by buying a T-shirt or a mug!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ibookbindingstore?section_id=26978543

Please Support us on Patreon!

The minimum level of contribution is only $1 per month.
However, starting with a pledge level of $5, our supporters get at least two digitized vintage books about bookbinding, book history, or book arts per month from us!

These pledges help iBookBinding to continue its work and bring more information about bookbinding and book arts to you!