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Re: Publishers' page of shame



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It seems to me that it is mostly hardcovered perfect bound books that fall
apart, I wonder if the cover boards put too much stress on the perfect
binding? Perhaps a better hinging technique might work??

Soft cover books seem to get shabby very quickly but stay together.


>. When
> they buy a hard-cover book, they pay a premium for a book that they are
> planning to keep. If that book is "perfect" bound, they are not getting
> what they have a right to expect.

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> I do know that some publishers and Binderies have been studying the
> problem. LBS reported, in an issue of "Cover to Cover," findings of a
study
> of adhesives that seemed to point to migration of chemicals in the
printing
> inks as a cause of failure of certain adhesives used in binding.  I cna't
> find the actual issue at the moment, but maybe someone knows more about
> this than I do and can bring us up to date.

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