Does anyone else have a problem with Steve's books falling apart? Nerarly all of mine have terrible bindings. Of course, the content is great but Steve's publisher robbed him on the bindings IMHO. Sure books will have this problem if used enough but I don't think I've been any more rough on these books as others yet they are all falling apart.
I've had 'How to Grill' for about three months now. I can already tell that the binding is breaking even though I carefully open it and do not crease it open to a page. I wish HTG was a spiral bound book. I love my HTG book so I guess I'll have to put it in a photo album when it disintegrates like GrillGuy's.
I've not had a problem with the books that I have, and I'm always opening them. I suppose that if mine started falling apart beyond control, I would consider using a hole punch and binder type of storage if necessary....hope it doesn't get to that.
Unfortunately I have had the same problem - especially with How to Grill. I have been careful with it from the start, but it has not helped. I have checked with a local printer to see if he can spiral bind it for me and he said he needs to send it out but it should be able to be done for about $8. I wish Steven would offer a sprial bound version for all of us that use these books often.
Although, I don't have hardcover books, www.amazon.com/ advertises both paperback and hardcover books through this site. Click on "store". I thought seriously about the hardcover books being more durable, but went with paperback anyway.