Here's a cool video—a serious one, not a jokey one—about one method by which a hardcover book can be bound. (It's from C-SPAN, which won't allow the video to be embedded in anyone's blog posts, so all I can do here is provide the link at YouTube.) This is the part of the publishing process that happens after authors, agents, freelance copyeditors like me, book designers, typesetters/page layout professionals, freelance proofreaders, freelance indexers, in-house editors, cover artists, in-house production editors, and printers have done their jobs. Note: The video is 11 minutes long.
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