While the actual bookbinding portion is brief and not much of a how-to, this is an inspirational video by a woman, Jennifer, who worked with Verizon on a project to encourage more females get into the world of STEM. Jennifer, a designer, has created a niche for herself binding her own books.
I have used this particular DIY bookbinding project in my own classroom. The great thing about this project is there is no-sewing involved. An even greater thing was watching the kids have a blast picking out the fabric and paper to use for their book covers.
The title of this article is no joke - these truly are 13 stunning places to self-publish. I have used Storybird in my classroom and the work my students published was aboveboard and took my creative writing lesson to the next level.
Teachers across the U.S. are helping students self-publish their creative writing on easy-to-use platforms such as Amazon's CreateSpace. Students work collaboratively with artists to create cover art, peer critique and edit their own work prior to publication. The latter offers a prime example of real-world Language Arts applications, done in favor of completing dry grammar worksheets.