My bookbinding journey begins in early 2021.
Being an avid fanfic reader, I have a soft spot for the Dramione and Reylo ships as well as the Marauders era. I love these stories so much that I wanted to do like others before and add them to my bookshelves.
For anyone who doesn't know already - the legality of printing fanfics falls into a grey area due to the characters being under copyrights. Printing these stories through self-publishing companies isn't only illegal but also puts everyone involved at risk. Having these stories in physical form is a privilege and not a necessity , considering it's already available for everyone to read for free. Support the authors by commenting, giving kudos and sharing the links instead of going against their requests not to use these websites.
Bookbinding is something I do as a hobby to develop my skills. I currently work & study full-time in healthcare, and can only take a handful of commissions every month. I do this out of love for these stories and it's my way to give back to the fandom/community. I never take more than I can handle according to my own schedule and I like to set aside some time to work on new projects and gift copies every month.
I basically work for free, meaning I only charge for materials & shipping since it's illegal to profit from fanfictions and cannot charge for my time. You can join and support me through my Patreon, where I post about my process if you'd like to learn about bookbinding, download my typesets to bind yourself or have early access to commission slots !