13 Tips for Choosing the Best Cover and Binding Materials
Jennifer Jerome, Production Manager, Columbia University Press, New York City
Publishes: Trade, academic and monograph books with core disciplines in areas such as Asian studies and social work.
"In terms of binding materials:
11 We almost always choose between adhesive and Smyth.
And, between the two, we almost always choose adhesive over Smyth, simply because it involves a faster, smoother and oftentimes less expensive process. And it used to be that everyone went with cloth covers for all their books, but now everyone is predominantly using paper.