All the books I’ve written have run into readers who reread them so many times that the poor binding comes apart from too much loving. One such reader, a college professor, posted a photo showing his own solution. His explanation (found on the appliedcolortheory list):
“I’ve uploaded a file called BooksByDanMargulis.jpg to show you how I solved the problem of the book cracking open and pages coming loose. I had FedEx-Office slice open your books and then add clear plastic covers and spiral bindings. This arrangement is the only way I can have your books open on my computer desk next to my monitor as I read (and reread) the books and then work through your examples while in Photoshop. This also allows me to write extensive questions and summary notes to myself in the margins. I come back to these earlier marginal questions when I figure things out later in the book (or sometimes even many years later). This has been my pattern with each of your books. I also want to let you know profoundly thankful I am for your latest book. There is a level of detail and depth of workflow understanding that helps me get key ideas about which, in earlier books, I had only achieved a procedural understanding. Please thank all the others who contributed so much to the book and the PPW Panel.”
He says that he paid $7.87 for the durable binding of Modern Photoshop Color Workflow.