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peterkrogh
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« on: October 04, 2007, 07:26:56 AM »

I have gotten several emails recently from people who have encountered defective bindings on The DAM Book. 
If your book falls apart with normal use (even heavy normal use) email me off list, and I can put you i touch with O'Reilly.
Peter

Added 8/30/09
To my knowledge, this affected only one print run from the first edition, and there have been no reports of problems with the second edition.
Peter
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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2009, 07:39:23 PM »

Peter - 
I don't have a problem with the binding.  But I DO have a problem 'curling up' with a 475-page tome.  I've actually considered tearing my copy of the book apart so that I can read it in installments....and in comfort (and I might just do that).  It's the weight of the spine jabbing into my ribs, my stomach, my crotch, my thigh syndrome.  Personally, I would REALLY appreciate if how-to "bibles" like this were not bound at all so that we could grab a few pages and go to an appointment, take a larger handful on a trip...etc.  I'm sure it's too radical an idea to fly at O'Reilly but my ribs/stomach/crotch/thigh would really appreciate a solution!!   Embarrassed   
Love the book otherwise!

Sonia
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« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2009, 07:56:50 AM »

Sonia,
Yes, I realize that's a lot of paper. I did my best to include only what's necessary, but there is a lot of ground to cover...
Peter
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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2009, 05:43:20 PM »

Peter -

My remarks were not meant as a criticism for the length of the book!  I was just trying to suggest that books of this size and nature should ideally be printed as "loose-leaf" books that we can take apart and read in sections, keep in our laps without jabbing us, etc. .... For that matter you could easily issue your own "book" if it didn't need binding.  Just a radical thought.
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« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2010, 10:43:31 AM »

in the past, I've taken such books to a print shop and had them cut a thin slice off the edge to remove the perfect binding, then punch and insert a spiral binding. Works fine but there's not much if any left of the gutter (binding side of each page).
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