How to Bind a Hardcover Book | FeltMagnetBooks come in a variety of styles. Different book bindings have different applications and the binding you choose can impact the user experience and even sales. When you order books to be printed online they will either be created using offset printing or digital printing. That being said, watching how different types of binding are created by hand is a great way to acquaint yourself with each binding type. Hardcover binding is the most durable and lasting option with rigid protective covers. The inside pages are typically sewn together in sections, then glued to paper which is in turn glued to the cover spine.
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Creating a hardcover for your newly printed book is more difficult than the process of creating a soft paperback cover. With careful attention to the instructions below, you can put a hardcover on your home-published book. Let's begin. Below, I have created an illustration showing you exactly how a hardcover jacket for a book is set up, along with all the measurements you will need for a book that is 8" x 5" with pages. Always measure the spine for exact measurements. After you bound the book and attached the canvas super and the headbands, you are ready to begin the process of attaching the book to the jacket. You will be gluing the canvas super to the panels of the front and back, and you will use a leaf paper to form a panel cover that will overlap the canvas along the spine.
When we talk about how to make a book in , we often talk about exporting files to Kindles and other ebook readers. But what about the old-fashioned art of making a book by hand? Not just any blank tome but a beautiful novel, memoir, or non-fiction book — formatted to a professional standard, and bound in a hardback cover. And the best part is that it should cost you no more than fifteen or twenty dollars! Click To Tweet.
The first time I tried to bind my own hardcover book was after I had written three novels. I wanted a very special edition to give to my friends and family. So I started looking at hardcovers to try to decipher their anatomy. I started dissecting garage sale books. Any old books. They all held secrets as to their construction. I went online and even purchased a few handbooks on the subject.