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How to Work with Your Spouse

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How to Work with Your Spouse

My husband Magú and I have been married since 1997, and we have working together as Transient Books since 2001. Being self-employed, and working with family members, is fraught with advantages (tremendous freedom)...and terrifying unknowns.

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On Wearing Many Hats at Once

The bookbinder's life. The book binding lifestyle. Book Arts Living. Juggling Books. Bookbinding studio. Bookbinding workshop.

On Wearing Many Hats at Once

"If you have work (define work any way you like) that you feel is valuable, you are among the fortunate."--Bill Stewart of Vamp & Tramp Booksellers (Alabama, USA) I love my job. My jobs. They're all related to books and bookbinding, even motherhood. Or, perhaps, especially motherhood. In any given day, I juggle all of the following: Making Books. I love that most emails from clients start with "I don't know if this is possible, but..." and I get to say YES, this is possible! And make the book. And send it out into the world.   Teaching Bookbinding. I...

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We Are Now Mobile, and Officially Part of 2015

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We Are Now Mobile, and Officially Part of 2015

With a bit of nostalgia, we say good bye to the old TRANSIENT BOOKS web site: Yes, a vintage design, one that did not take mobile devices into consideration. But, a design that caused nearly all emails to start with "I love your web site!" Now this phrase always brought me a grin. It meant two things: Most of our clients were "vintage" computer-users like myself. We are folks who remember life before the internet, and we're still used to web sites that had pre-mobile structure and logic to them. That even though I'm primarily a bookbinder who manages a...

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