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The Importance of Dust Jacketing

The primary function of dust jacketing for books is to help maintain and preserve them.

As a society, we try to avoid judging others based on their appearance. We do this because you never quite know what a person, place, or thing is capable of or all about until after you get to know it a bit. A person who does not show up to an interview dressed professionally may turn out to be the hardest worker you will ever meet. Or the most beautiful restaurant you have ever stepped inside of may, in fact, have awful food. The same can be said about books. It is true that you can never judge a book by its cover, but it is also true that the cover is still an important part of the book. Thus making the cover, or the dust jacket, an essential part of the book.

Dust Jacketing Preserves Books

The primary function of dust jacketing for books is to help maintain and preserve them. Dust jacketing can protect books from the standard wear and tear of everyday life and whatever kind of stains or any potentially harmful substances that would touch its surface. Thanks to the process of dust jacketing, you will not have to worry about dust, moisture, or any other thing or substance that could hurt your book because the dust jacket will protect it. That’s why dust jacketing is so important to have for your book, especially if you are using it for display purposes because it helps protect the appearance of your book from anything that could happen. If you make the mistake of forgoing a dust jacket for your book, you will soon learn that you have made a tremendous mistake.

Presentation Matters

The presentation of your book is another aspect of dust jacketing that is very important. Dust jacketing serves as the cover of your book and is part of what draws a potential reader’s eye towards it. The dust jacketing is an advertisement for the book itself, giving the reader details about the plot, characters, and themes. It can even be used to advertise other books you have published to help you sell your older works. The space you are given by the dust jacketing is a canvas and you can use it to design and present anything you wish.

Advantage Book Binding Can Help You Create the Printed Book You’ve Always Wanted!

Are you interested in having a bound novel? Are you entering the workforce, and need a bound portfolio to showcase your work? Advantage Book Binding offers plenty of services and binding types that are perfect for suiting your needs. We also offer specialty binding options for those of you looking for something extra special.

Advantage Book Binding can advise you as to what kind of binding style will work best for your specific project, 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. Also, don’t hesitate to visit us at our Baltimore headquarters.