Has anyone else ever done this?
I recently found some really useful lecture notes online that I wanted to have a physical copy of, but they were too long to print out. So I had a book made and it was quite cheap.
On our university campus there's a shop that does all sorts of printing and binding. I've had them print tons of lecture notes for me.
I find it easier to read lecture notes than a proper textbook because lecture notes are written more formally (instead of flowery English prose) and they seem to explain intuition better.
You can also have your ordered books rebound, OP.
I'm going get a hardcover binding on my complex analysis text once I finish the class. Permabound is a company which does it for under $15 USD.
That looks incredible!
Could you go in detail on how you achieved that? I'll try asking my local stationary store to do it.
Have you tried printing an entire book? Should it normally result in cheaper prices?
This is great.
Sometimes I take all the papers I need to read in a week and get htem printed and spiral bound at the campus bookstore.
Takes like twenty bucks for printing and binding three hundred pages or so
>What if I have a pdf with non-standard paper size? Do they scale it perfectly or what?
They don't scale anything. You have to have the proper dimensions before you upload your document.
At my uni they even have their own print service so courses that offer mainly lecture notes and no book can send the pdf and then students can order a hardcopy of it for near the price it costs to print. Quite nice actually.