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Soft cover book?
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I noticed that the book I ordered when I was in France (would have come from the European printer in Netherlands) had a stronger and more sturdy soft cover than the flimsy one on the book I ordered from Australia (would have come form one of the AMerican printers)...

There doesn’t seem to be a standard that all the printing houses adhere to. But there is no way of specifying a specific printer when you order your book.

 

PS I was happy that Blurb offered to reprint my book for me when the cover curled – but now the pages have started to fall out…

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Jul 26, 2009 7:24pm PDT
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Soft cover book?
Book Printing

I sent photos of the curled edges of the cover of my book to Blurb support, and they were very quick to order a reprint at no extra charge. The cover on the new book has not curled like the original one.

But I still think the cover material is too light/thin for a cover on a thick book. It is noticeably thinner and less sturdy than the cover on other large-format books I have on my bookshelf. No doubt it is suitable for a soft-cover romance novel, but not for a large-format photography book.

In my opinion…

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Jul 7, 2009 12:42am PDT
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Soft cover book?
Book Printing

My soft-cover book (247 pages) does not look very good. The pages have curled very badly after just a couple of days. I would not use a soft cover again if this is the quality you get.

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May 22, 2009 6:53am PDT
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slightly red color cast
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My photos also had a bit of a magenta/red cast.

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May 22, 2009 6:43am PDT
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Blog slurpers are back – BookSmart 1.9.9 patch now available
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Thank you Ken!!

That was my exact problem. I hope there will be a documented response from Blurb regarding this. Took me a lot of internet searching to find the answer – as to why one of my blogs would slurp, but not the other, which is the one I want made into a book. 

Thanks for sharing :)

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Apr 14, 2009 12:34am PDT
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