Gift for writers: The beauty of book binding and letterpress

Tomorrow is my birthday (yay!) In the spirit of birthdays, I’m going to tell you about a gift I won last month, which would make for the perfect birthday present for that writer in your life – or maybe yourself!

It’s a funny story how I won this gift. It seems that the only thing I ever win is books, which I am very much okay with, and it’s a nice confirmation from the Universe that I’m in the right line of work! Here’s how it happened…

One day in early December, I was on my lunch break and in my favorite Seattle bookstore, Elliott Bay, looking for a new journal. I can’t remember why I didn’t end up picking one up that day, but I returned to the office and that was that.


Later that day I asked some friends in a Facebook group whether anyone could refer me to a good InDesign page designer. Someone suggested I check out Bridget Morris’ biz, Bella Forte Bookbinding & Letterpress and so I headed over to her page, checked out some pics, and clicked the Like button. I went back to whatever I was doing and forgot about it.


Later that day I got a message saying that Bridget had been running a contest to hit 500 likes on her page. And it turns out that lucky #500 was me!


I won this gorgeous customized journal that is just stunning.
Check it out…

logo-largeYou can check out Bridget’s Facebook page here.
See her website at:
And choose your own customized journal materials here

Thanks Bridget, I love it!

Laura Pepper Wu is the co-founder of 30 Day Books: a book studio. She has worked with a variety of authors to successfully promote their books, including many Amazon best-sellers. Laura is the author of wedding non-fiction guides and book marketing guides 77 Ways to Find New Readers for Your Self-Published Book and Fire Up Amazon!

Laura also runs Ladies Who Critique, a critique-partner finding site. When she's not working at the studio, you can find her walking her dog, "yoga-ing" or at a coffee shop in Seattle.


  • Christine Myers

    How cool, and happy birthday!

  • laurapepwu

    Thanks Christine!