So you’re wondering how to create a hardback book from scratch? Well this page is for you! We’ve pulled together the best YouTube video tutorials along with a transcribed written procedure (slightly edited) and a huge list of additional resources (which you can find at the bottom of this page) which will take you through, in a step-by-step fashion, many ways to make the hard-back book of your dreams!
Split cover boards are used for heavy books with several signatures so that the construction remains solid and an adequate level of support can be provided. Figure 200 shows a split board that comprises of a mull and the endsheet placed in between a thick and thin piece of board. These board layers are used for stiffening purposes and conceal the mull and the endsheets between them. Continue reading →