BRUCE CHAMBERS

Custom Books and Packaging for Self-Publishers
I love what I do and approach it with a great deal of passion.
Call me at 310-462-9849 and I will answer your questions or return your call. Many people have important images to show and stories to tell. Let me help to tell your story in the way it deserves to be told.
With our help you can self-publish the book you have always dreamed of.
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ENDLESS SUMMER

The Endless Summer 50th Anniversary Book & Box Set was created to commemorate the iconic documentary from 1966. The film is included in the Smithsonian American History Museum’s collection, as it is credited with changing American culture. The book was written by Dana Brown son of surfing legend Bruce Brown. The case bound book set weighs 8.5 pounds with 244 pages, Chinese style hand binding, 18 foldout pages, 10 translucent maps, 3 moving image flip books and much more including a 5-frame film strip from the original film print. A bronze medallion and remastered DVD are included in this limited edition with a certificate of authenticity numbered and personally signed by Bruce Brown, Robert August, Mike Hynson and John Van Hamersveld. Design by Manuel Serra, Serra & Saez of Spain.

OUR MISSION
Throughout his entire career Bruce Chambers has been an innovator in self-publishing printed and packaged book sets. His firm specializes in self-published materials of the highest quality at the most reasonable cost per unit produced.
We offer full-service self-published books and sets. Our services include: design, printing, custom packaging , and shipping.
You can tell your story in a form that will live forever and be enjoyed by many, without the internet or wifi.

Our goal is to achieve results beyond our client’s expectations.

1982

This project was brought to me by my dear friend and superb graphic designer Elaine Shu Bartlett of Bartlett Design. Bancomer is the largest bank in all of South America, and I had the pleasure of meeting the grandson of the founder at the founder’s mansion in Mexico City. The book is entirely in Spanish, written by the founders daughter Dr. Amparo Espinosa Rugarcia telling the story how in 1982, Mexico’s President Raymond Lopez Portillo nationalized all banks, he took as much money as possible, devaluing the peso and escaped with his family to France. The book set comes in a clamshell box, wrapped in black leather and lined with red printed ink. Each set includes a numbered limited edition, certificate. The book’s text is printed with 3-colors, metallic silver plus PMS red and black. The covers are printed in black with PMS red, an overall matte lamination, and finished with spot UV gloss coating. Design by Elaine Shu Bartlett, Bartlett Design.

TAO CALLIGRAPHY

Tao Calligraphy book and box set was designed for Doctor Zhi Gang Sha as an instructional book for believers to teach ancient Chinese healing and prayers. The 45 scrolls are believed to have healing powers. Every page of the 480 pages is unique, with the scrolls tipped-on gold foil stamped paper. The scrolls original size are 4’ wide x 9’ in length, they are replicated in exact proportion with specialized photography. Also included are eight DVDs & 12 fly sheets with French folds, 3 ribbon bookmarks plus an ostrich skin cover, and Chinese style hand binding with an elegant rope. The complete set weighs 27.5 lbs., can be viewed on a lacquered stand, and carried in leather bag with jewelers gold appointments. This project was 2 years in the making. Design by Mike McCullen, Mike McCullen Creative.

THE GOLDEN AGE OF HOLLYWOOD

The Golden Age of Hollywood features many personal photographs taken by Joe Ackerman who worked in the Hollywood studios. Joe worked and was friendly with many of the studios most famous stars and they would often agree to have their picture taken. After a print was made he would meet with the star and have them autograph it. The book contains over 300 images signed by famous stars from Hollywood’s Golden Age. Case bound in fine black linen with a tip-on image. Design by Mike McCullen, Mike McCullen Creative.

OMO

The OMO Valley in the Great Rift Valley of Southwest Ethiopia documents one of the world’s last extensive tribal lands and the people that make it their home. The OMO Valley remains so remote that National Geographic calls it “Africa’s Last Frontier”. This book is casebound in black linen with a striking front and back cover display. All photography by Lynn Doran. Design by Mike McCullen, Mike McCullen Creative.

THE (not so) LITTLE BOOK OF SURPRISES

The (not so) Little Book of Surprises is a written and graphic trip to the unexpected, whimsical, and wise worlds of writer and poet Deirdre Hade and her husband and graphic visionary Will Arntz. All of the included images were provided by award winning photographer Endre Balogh. Printed in 4-color process with gloss lamination with dust jacket, case bound. Book design, all photographs and images by Endre Balogh.

BING SURFBOARDS 50TH ANNIVERSARY

Bing Copeland opened his first surf shop in the fall of 1959 with his friend Rick Stoner and became one of the major surfboard manufactures of the sixties and early seventies. A year after they opened, Rick decided to sell Bing his portion of the business creating the birth of Bing Surfboards. Bing Surfboards 50th Anniversary marks 50 successful years of getting people on boards. Printed in 4-color process with lamination and a casebound cover. Design by John Bass, 360 Degree Design.

SAFE

SAFE project founder Helen Bamber created her foundation for sexually battered and trafficked women. UK photographer Nick Haddow, known for his famous photographs of movie stars, created this book for a fund-raising project. This casebound book was printed in 4-color process on dull coated paper. Black and white cover printed and laminated with a clamshell box covered in white silk. Matching black and white image inside lining the inside of the case plus the same image in 4-color process in the book’s center spread. Design by Simon Levshin.

VAN GOGH STRUGGLE & SUCCESS

Van Gogh Struggle & Success is a two-book set that comes in both English and Dutch. Each casebound two-book set (total of 4 books) comes in a slipcase with a sleeve. All book covers and slipcases are matte laminated with spot UV gloss coating. There are 2 CD versions one in Dutch and the other narrated in English by academy award winning actress Helen Mirren, with original music composed and produced by Tom Harriman. Text in 4-color process bound with Dutch Orange silk bookmark ribbon. Design by Maarten Versteege, Maarten Versteege Art Direction and Design, Amsterdam.

AMPARO ESPINOSA

Amparo Espinosa Rugarcia currently heads the Center for Women’s Studies and Documentation and is the President of the Espinosa Rugarcia Foundation. Her research writings are included in a slipcase with seven books 1,830 pages, with pull tabs, blind deboss lotus on white faux canvas. Printed in 4-color process throughout. Design by Elaine Shu Bartlett, Bartlett Design.

SPECTRA 25TH ANNIVERSARY

Spectra Company are restoration experts dedicated to the craft with a common vision to the preservation of historic buildings. The book features various restoration projects including historic Union Station in Los Angeles, California. Spectra Company performed restoration on many of the historic components of the station including the restoration of the ticket counters, bronze windows and replicating some of the damaged or missing original tile. Design by Mike McCullen, McCullen Creative.

BELLA + CANVAS

BELLA+CANVAS’ motto is BE DIFFERENT. They defy convention and embrace the challenge of bringing premium fashion to the wholesale world, redefining the industry in the process.

This collection features custom under-garments and was printed in 4-color process with matte lamination on the cover. Designed by Crystal Raymond, BELLA+CANVAS

KENNEDY FAMILY HOMES

John and Jackie Kennedy lived in more than two dozen homes together. This book takes a look at some of the most notable ones — including the one in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. Printed for Sotheby’s Worldwide in 4-color process with an additional custom color with metallic silver and matte lamination on the cover. The book is 386 pages plus cover. Book design by Sotheby’s Worldwide.

  • “Bruce Chambers working on complicated projects is top notch, one of the best I have had the pleasure of producing my photography books. His team stands behind their work, and I am very impressed with the result of my award winning OMO book on the tribes of southwest Ethiopia. This book receives constant praise.”

    Lynn Doran, Photographer
  • “I worked with Bruce quite closely on my father’s book of rare photography The Golden Age of Hollywood from start to finish. He was instrumental in making sure the end result was what I had envisioned. He recommended design ideas which evolved into the beautiful book I created with his team’s help. We had a great working relationship which made everything less challenging. I am extremely proud and appreciate his input and advice.”

    Julie Anderson, Writer and Self-Publisher The Golden Age of Hollywood
  • “Bruce Chambers is the consummate printing professional. He is knowledgeable and dedicated to getting the job done on time and on budget. I have been his client for years — printing annual reports, catalogs for Mattel, and direct mail campaigns for Epson. When I need high-quality printing, Bruce is the guy. I trust him to work with designers and agencies smoothly, and he works easily with corporate executives and (high-maintenance) entrepreneurs, staying calm and professional. His estimates are accurate and when projects shift, as they do, he manages through the changes. I trust him to make me look good, and he always does.”

    Laura Seitz, Marketing Consultant

Contact

Reach out to me with your project details and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Address

1820 West Carson Street, Suite 202-270
Torrance, CA 90501

Phone

310.462.9849

Email

brucechambers.books@gmail.com

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