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One dollar per video builds the backbone of how I can continue to create free Bookbinding Tutorials for you. This is an extremely valuable token of your support!

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What is Patreon and why am I using it?

I'm really excited to use this platform to connect with you on a deeper level! This place is for people who want to support what I’m doing in ways that allow me to continue to support what you’re doing: practicing the art and craft of binding books by hand!

If you're not familiar with Patreon, the basic concept is that you support a creator financially for each piece of valuable content they create for you. In my case, it's videos and blog posts showing you how to create hand-bound books.

The concept of patrons supporting the work of creative people goes back centuries. Thanks to the power of the Internet and social media, we no longer need to fight for one rich patron to provide the resources needed to dedicate our time to creating new content. Instead we can reach out to the very people we want to serve and they can come together as a group to support the work they value.

Please consider supporting my work with a dollar (or however you much you like) per YouTube tutorial that I create.

How does it work?

Each time I publish a new video tutorial to the DIY Bookbinding channel, I share that YouTube tutorial here and mark it as a piece of content that you're supporting. The number of YouTube tutorials I publish that month determines how much you contribute. At the moment that is happening infrequently, but I am working towards a schedule of 2-4 videos per month.

For example, if you pledge $2 per YouTube training and that month I publish 3 videos, you'll contribute $6 for that month.

If you're concerned about going over your budget, you can easily set a monthly contribution limit when you're entering your payment info. That way there's no surprises at the end of the month.

For example, you can pledge $10 per YouTube tutorial, get access to any rewards at that tier, but cap your monthly contribution limit to $10, thus supporting 1 YouTube tutorial that month.

And don't worry about missing out on any content either. You will still continue to get my YouTube tutorials even if I publish additional YouTube tutorials that go beyond your maximum contribution limit for the month.

What do you do with my money?

Your support enables me to invest in producing free YouTube bookbinding tutorial videos and website articles for the DIY Bookbinding community. It also helps me run the website.

As you know, it takes time and resources to create content, both which require money. Your support lets me focus on making the most valuable content for you that I possibly can. I currently work a day job to support my family and create videos and maintain the website in whatever spare time I can find. If there are enough patrons out there who like my work, I might just be able to devote myself to creating it full time!

Plus, whether it's a student working on a school project, a poet creating collections of their work to share, a novelist printing out a copy of their first draft to share with test readers, an artist creating one-of-a-kind works of art, or just a hobbyist who wants to print and bind a copy of a digital book to curl up with on a cold night, I want to support people who love creating books by hand. I know you do, too!

It also helps me replace broken equipment, upgrade equipment to produce higher-quality videos, purchase supplies, pay web hosting and domain registration fees, and free up some of my time to do more important things, like investing time into my wife and kids!

What if I don't have money to support this?

No problem! Please don't become a patron if you're low on money or are struggling financially. I know what that feels like and want you to take care of more important priorities first. I will continue to make videos and publish the website that I hope will help you in your bookbinding efforts.

Who are you?

My name is Andrew Seltz and I've been binding books and publishing tutorials about it since 2006. At first it was just a few photos of me using paint stirring sticks, binder clamps, and some Gorilla Glue to make a paperback copy of "Writing Nonfiction", by Dan Poynter (it's still on my bookshelf!) On July 26th, 2008 I published my first video tutorial which has been watch over 825,969 times.

Today, I have created the website and a new DIY Bookbinding Youtube channel dedicated to sharing what I have learned about bookbinding over the years.

I have a passion for making things with my own hands and love sharing what I learn in the process. I love seeing how others have taken inspiration from my work and transformed it into something uniquely their own.

Thank you for your support! I really does mean a lot to me. My family and I really appreciate it!
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When I reach $10 per video I will show my wife this Patreon page as proof that I'm not just wasting my time with this whole DIY Bookbinding thing ;)
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