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Re: Publishers' page of shame



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> The weight of the textblock against the hinge and the linings is probably a
> big part of the problem.  The linings are usually inadequate and poorly
> applied.  Paperbacks are glued into their covers, so there is less stress on
> the joints.  However, paperbound books DO fall out of their covers--I repair
> lots of them, probably more paperbacks than hardbacks, perhaps because there
> are so many more produced.
>
> Carol
> Eugene, OR
> ===========
>
> Chris Palmer wrote:
> >
> >
> > 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.
The weight of the textblock against the hinge and the linings is probably a
big part of the problem.  The linings are usually inadequate and poorly
applied.  Paperbacks are glued into their covers, so there is less stress on
the joints.  However, paperbound books DO fall out of their covers--I repair
lots of them, probably more paperbacks than hardbacks, perhaps because there
are so many more produced.

Carol
Eugene, OR
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Chris Palmer wrote:
>
>
> 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.

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