Soft binding spotlight #2
Self Cover: Publications that are softbound using a cover of the same material as the interior. Self covers may or may not be self-mailers.
Spine (backbone): Side of the book where all the pages are secured together to the binding – opposite the trim edge. It is the actual edge visible facing outward when a book sits on the shelf. Center or back of book – surface usually carries lettering (free on all hard bindings).
*Tail: The bottom edge of a leaf, board, or bound volume; that is, the surface on which a volume rests when shelved upright.
Text Block: The pages/leaves of a book after they have been bound together. A group of printed or written pages that may be or have been bound, excluding all paper to be added by the bookbinder such as the endpapers, etc.
Trim Edge (or Margin): The edge of the page (leaf) or a board opposite from but parallel to, its binding edge (i.e., opposite from its binding edge).
* denotes a term that Gregath Publishing doesn’t normally use.
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