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Transient Books
custom bound printed books/self publishing
We are a full service bindery. We format, print and hand bind books...all kinds of books.
Order a single copy, order 100--we accommodate.

CHOOSE FROM OUR STANDARDIZED FORMATS, OR CREATE YOUR OWN BOOK DESIGN COMPLETELY FROM SCRATCH.
SELF PUBLISH your Memoirs · Thesis · Novels · Poetry · Portfolios · Sheet Music · Short Stories · Cook Books
Children's Books · Essays · E-mail Correspondence · Blogs · Family Histories · and more...

To place your order, scroll down or simply email us with your ideas/needs.
custom bound thesis
Email Books
Children's Books
custom bound family histories

Email Correspondence / Blogs
8.5 x 11 inches / 21.6 x 28 cm
You design the cover.
Prices start at $66

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Children's Books
11 x 8.5 inches / 28 x 21.6 cm
You design the cover.
Prices start at $66
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Memoirs
7 x 9 inches / 17.5 x 22.5 cm
You design the cover.
Prices start at $58
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custom bound poetry
Custom Bound Cook Books
what else can you think up?

Novels / Short Stories
7 x 9 inches / 17.5 x 22.5 cm
You design the cover.
Prices start at $58
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Cook Books / Recipe Books
7 x 9 inches / 17.5 x 22.5 cm
You design the cover.
Prices start at $58
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Create your own design
You determine everything, from the binding
style, to the book size, page color,
and the cover design.
Learn more...

Custom Bound PRINTED Books: We utilize a wide variety of binding styles to produce elegant, hardback, high quality custom bound books.
For more in depth descriptions of binding styles, read below.
To place your order, scroll down or simply email us with your ideas/needs.

No matter which of these options works best for you, you design your book, inside and out.
We work with each client from start to finish, in order to guarantee you get the handbound book you have in mind.
We use acid-free archival quality materials and adhere to a high standard of craftsmanship.
We send instructions via email on how to get us your book's content.

FOR FURTHER EXPLANATION AND INFORMATION ON THE BINDING OPTIONS, KEEP SCROLLING DOWN.

COMPARE OUR STANDARD FORMATS, or design your own!
  Book Size Paper for the Pages Binding Style Starting Price*
up to 25 sheets
(50 pages front & back)
mostly text
single copy
Next Pricing Tier*
26 to 50 sheets
(52 to 100 pages front & back)
mostly text
single copy
Deckled Pages ?
Hand torn fore edges, see below.

Hard Back Slip Case
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Clam Shell Box
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Thesis
8.5 x 11 inches / 21.6 x 28 cm
white
$66
$74
No.
$59
$82
E-mail Correspondence/Blogs
8.5 x 11 inches / 21.6 x 28 cm
white
$66
$74
No.
$59
$82
Children's Books
11 x 8.5 inches / 28 x 21.6 cm
white
$66
$74
No.
$59
$82
Memoirs
7 x 9 inches / 17.5 x 22.5 cm
white, cream or gray
Yes, $6.
$44
$74
Poetry Books
7 x 9 inches / 17.5 x 22.5 cm
white, cream or gray
Yes, $6.
$44
$74
Novels/Collections of Short Stories
7 x 9 inches / 17.5 x 22.5 cm
white, cream or gray
Yes, $6.
$44
$74
Cook Books/Recipe Books
7 x 9 inches / 17.5 x 22.5 cm
white, cream or gray
Yes, $6.
$44
$74
Create Your Own
You decide.
white, cream or gray or ?
Price depends on book size, amount of printed pages and binding style.
Yes. Price depends on page count.
Price depends on book size.
Price depends on book size.
SCROLL DOWN JUST A BIT TO SEND US AN INQUIRY
OR PLACE YOUR ORDER
*NOTE ON PRICING: These prices are a guideline for getting started. The final price depends on the amount of pages, the book size and the amount of full color printing. Email us with your inquiry. You may be surprised, on books with just a few pages the price actually goes down!
Prices also start going down on orders of FIVE OR MORE.
Overall our prices take into consideration the acid free materials, the printing, the design and the craftsmanship. All items are hand bound from start to finish.

We gladly ship to other countries. E-mail us for pricing info.

HOW TO ORDER
CONTACT US ABOUT YOUR PROJECT, and we will provide you with a price quote based on the answers to the questions below.
We'll also send you design questions so you can get started creating your book .

To do so, please copy and paste the following text into an e-mail message to us:

INQUIRY ABOUT CUSTOM BOUND PRINTED BOOKS, hardback covers
Choose your format:
--8.5 x 11 inches: Thesis, E-mail Correspondence/Blogs, Children's Books
--7 x 9 inches: Memoirs, Poetry Books, Novels/Short Story Collections, Cook Books
--OR design your own book from scratch

Number of Copies:
Content includes color, or is it all black and white?
If content includes color, about how many full color pages are there?
Physical size of book (Height & Width):
Number of printed pages:
Other misc. details, questions or ideas about my book project:
I am interested in a Clam Shell Box or Slip Case (y/n): (See http://www.transientbooks.com/cases.html)
Must have my custom bound books by: (date)

FOR THOSE WHO ARE INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE, READ ON...
If you're overwhelmed by too much information at this point, just email us and let us know what you have in mind.
We'll walk you through the process from there.



FORMATTING & PRINTING THE CONTENT

REINFORCED PERFECT BINDING: The book block (the pages of the book) is made up of a stack of loose sheets. Each loose sheet is two pages of the book, printed front and back.
--If you are not familiar with desktop publishing, but you are interested in this binding style, we can format and print your content for you. Price depends on the complexity of the job. E-mail us to consult prices and options.

FLAT BACK & TIGHT BACK BINDINGS:
The book block (the pages of the book) is made up of folded sections. Each folded section has 3 to 6 sheets of paper, folded in half. Each folded sheet of paper is 4 pages of the book.
--If you are not familiar with desktop publishing, but you are interested in this binding style, we can format your content for you so that it can be folded and bound in sections.
--If you are familiar with desktop publishing, and can format your content in the appropriate sections (or booklets as some programs call them), we can send you our specs for binding pre-formatted and pre-printed material (margins, number of pages in each section/booklet, etc).

DECKLED EDGES are also an option (The outside edge of the book block is hand-torn)

deckled edges
deckled edges


REINFORCED PERFECT BINDING PHOTO GALLERY Reinforced Perfect Binding Designs hand bound by Transient Books:
Product Catalog, 8.5 x 11, full color. Beige and Red cover. Illustrated Novel, 8.5 x 11 inches. All brown cover. Book of Poetry, Pink and Black Cover.
8.5 x 11, Perfect Binding 8.5 x 11, Perfect Binding, open. 8.5 x 11 custom blank journal. Black and Gray cover
5 x 7 inch, Family Photo Album. Edition of 7. Reinforced Perfect Binding. Inlaid cover image. Pale Pink and Gray cover. Lesson Plan Book for Teachers. 8.5 x 11 inches. Smoke Blue and Navy Blue Cover.
Click here to see more at our Endless Photo Archive.

FLAT BACK PHOTO GALLERY Hard Back Folio Binding Designs produced by Transient Books:
7 x 9 inches, burgundy spine canvas. Full printed cover. 6 inch square, books of quotes for college friends. moss green and black cover. butterscotch spine, pale moss green cover. book of wedding vows.
9 x 17 inches, architecture thesis, all black cover 9 x 17 inches, architecture thesis, all black cover
all beige cover. diary of canadian pioneer. 10 x 10 inches, wedding guest book. purple and burgundy cover. Mini novel, 4 x 6 inches, with hard back slip cover.
Click here to see more at our Endless Photo Archive.

TIGHT BACK PHOTO GALLERY Hard Back Folio Binding Designs produced by Transient Books:
9 x 7 inches, autobiography. Black and gray cover. All brown cover, 9 x 6 inches, deckled edges. Guest book. 8 x 6 inches, blank journal. Turquoise and black cover.
10 x 14 inches, sketch book. Burgundy and Black Cover. Deckled edges. 9 x 6 inches, navy blue covers. Novel. Royal blue cover, navy blue canvas. Custom Journal.
Wedding Guest Book. Moss green cover. Huge Book of Shadows, all gray cover. 9 x 6 inches, custom journal, smoke blue and black cover. Full color inlay.
Click here to see more at our Endless Photo Archive.

Use our custom binding services to SELF PUBLISH your Memoirs · Thesis · Novels · Poetry Books · Portfolios · Sheet Music · Anniversary Books
Short Stories · Children's Books · Essays · E-mail Correspondence · Blogs · Family Histories
and more...



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