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Curled Covers
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OKAY, Blurb has made good.  They replaced my order with a book that doesn’t have the same propensity to curl.  The cover pictures are not the high gloss that the first book had…more of a satin quality.  I’m hoping that this will solve the problem.

-Booktguy 12/13/07

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Dec 13, 2007 7:17am PDT
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Curled Covers
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I asked for a refund, and while Blurb said they couldn’t do that, they admitted that they were having a problem, and offered to replace the order with one that they promise will be better.  Since I really do want to have the book, this is an acceptable resolution, provided the new order lives up to its billing.   We will see.  I’ll post again when the replacement comes.

-Booktguy 12/4/07

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Dec 4, 2007 6:31pm PDT
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Curled Covers
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Well, that last line is supposed to be a URL, but somehow the Forum disguised it.  Let’s try again: There is no "www"  Instead, enter "home.comcast.net/~guyspencer/CURL.html" 

Good luck!

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Dec 4, 2007 5:50am PDT
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Curled Covers
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Curled Covers are a problem on softcover books.  Enter "curl" into the Forum Search and you will see.  Blurb acknowledges the problem, but still needs to deal with it.  My current blurb "case number" is 071203-000119

My book is unusable.  I was induced by Blurb ads ("Bookstore Quality") to expend hours and hours putting together a book I can’t use.

Here is what it looks like:

<sub>guyspencer/CURL.html”>http://home.comcast.net/</sub>guyspencer/CURL.html

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Dec 4, 2007 5:45am PDT
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Difference between 7x7 hardcover and softcover?
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I just got my first  7×7 softcover book 3 days ago.  I was generally pleased, but the cover is curling up in the Florida humidity, I mean REALLY curling.  That’s a bummer.

T Guy

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Dec 2, 2007 6:30pm PDT
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Got my book
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Yes, mine came three days ago, and I was equally pleased.  BUT, the local humidity (in Florida) is causing the cover of my 7×7 paperback to curl and assume the shape of a TP roll.  Apparently the glossy outside and matte inside don’t absorb at the same rate. This looks like a problem.   Anybody else had this?

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Dec 2, 2007 6:00pm PDT
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