Still Figuring Out How to Make me Some Books (Pt 2)
Dyson's Delves II
Petty Gods (Revised & Expanded Edition)
HackMaster Player's Handbook
HackMaster GameMaster Guide
HackMaster Hacklopedia of Beasts
Now the last four I went ahead and printed out, sliced & diced, and sent off to FedEx for coil-binding like I did with my original mini PHB and GMG. Since I'm learning a few things as I go along (hence the Work-In-Progress moniker) I've made mistakes here & there and there are some things I need to figure out.
1st is that when printing the initial PDF (I print my files to a high-quality PDF and then send it to the printer so I can check things 1st...like the amount of shrinkage needed for the printer...6% for the B&W and 4% for the color) I should choose "right binding" when doing the booklet print. When I cut the pages in half I end up with extra material on the binding side of the pages. This is a good thing for those being coiled and not half bad when doing the DIY "perfect-binding".
Dyson's Delves II got a lot of attention on the actual pages, where I edited the PDF heavily to get rid of toner-heavy elements and pages I didn't like. I also made a new cover and I'm really happy with the results overall.
The spines look far worse than they do in person, or at least I think so.
One thing I had to get, in addition to the new toner, was some legal-sized cardstock for the covers. Unless I'm printing a really thin booklet, there just isn't enough room on a regular piece of cardstock.
When you factor in the toner, the paper, cardstock, plastic stock (covers for the coil-bound books) and the FedEx binding, my total outlay comes down to just under $35, which isn't bad for 7 books...especially when you think that the coil binding is about 2/3 of the cost!