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Clean up[edit]

This article needs a lot of work. There are no sources cited. Most of the article is a comparison of hard cover to soft cover. There is no mention of the Rich history of hard cover books. etc, all, Jeepday 16:31, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

Was just going to comment on my disappointment in this article's lack of historical information. I'm almost tempted to mark it as {{db-nocontext}}, as the article is essentially just a long dicdef. 14:35, 1 June 2007 (UTC)
If someone wants to see what kind of information should go here, look at the paperback page. -- TimNelson (talk) 03:59, 12 March 2010 (UTC)


Is the targetgroup for the entry "Hardcover" specified anywhere? or is the targetgroup in wikipedia always everybody?

Tbj 11:08, 16 January 2007 (UTC)

What do you mean by targetgroup? Jeepday 13:48, 16 January 2007 (UTC)
I removed the link ( Kolbus, the company) it does not have any information that supports the article it a bookbinder company. The page is purely advertising. If you have questions please review Wikipedia:Advertisement#External_link_spamming. Jeepday 03:42, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

Typical structure[edit]

"Hardcovers generally consist of pages, two boards and a cloth covering them. Their pages are glued into a flexible piece between the boards, and it too is covered by the cloth. A paper covering, usually artistic in nature, is put over the cloth, folding over each horizontal end of the boards."

1. Generally, is any cloth involved at all? Considering a textbook, for example, I think of them as typically being paper, cardboard, glue, and thread. Historically, cloth was usually involved, of course, but isn't it less common these days?

2. Doesn't the paper (I assume this is referring to a dust jacket) fold over each vertical end of the boards (i.e. each edge that extends from top to bottom of the book), rather than each horizontal end?

M-1 (talk) 04:20, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

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