When you invest in a new book project with us, we want you to be able to keep that beautiful book in your life forever. Even the most durable binding solutions will require some tender love and care to keep them looking and feeling their best. Today we’re going to go over proper book handling and storage so that you can ensure a long life for your new book. Let’s take a look.
How should you handle your book?
When you pick up your book to read, make sure that you’re not going to be too rough with it. This means that you shouldn’t be bending it or folding the cover around to the back as you read. If you need to fold your book around to give a presentation or something similar, you can simply ask for a mechanical binding solution. Some forms of mechanical binding are designed to be folded! You should also make an effort not to turn the pages too quickly to reduce the chances of tearing them. Dog-earing pages should also be avoided, as it compromises the integrity of each page that you fold. Instead, just use a little scrap of paper as your bookmark. All of these behaviors may seem small, but they will help increase the longevity of your book.
How should you store your book?
When storing your new book, you should make sure that the area is clean and dry. You should also make sure that the storage area won’t become humid, as this may lead to warping. Avoid leaving books unattended and piled up in an attic or basement as they may be harmed by mice or weather.
Rebinding can help your valuable books stay looking their best.
All of this care may seem like a lot of effort for a book you picked up from the store, but when you invest in custom binding solutions, a new bible, or a family photo album, you will want those items to last as long as possible. If you have valuable books that have seen better days, consider having them rebound so that you can keep them around for a lot longer.
Advantage Book Binding can help you make your new book into a major success with binding solutions!
Advantage Book Binding can help you take your book project to new heights, taking into consideration budget requirements to provide you with the most cost-effective and project-specific solution for you. Please contact us today for more information, and keep up with us on Facebook, Google +, Twitter, and LinkedIn. We can provide you with options for hardback or paperback books.