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Jimmy Vee
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Anyone know the best way to remove the cover on a paperback novel??
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A local full-service printer can probably put it in his shear and cut the binding off cleanly. It takes about five seconds, and is much neater than trying to do it yourself.

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Or you may be able to put a couple of clamps on the book, clamp a steel rule to the edge and have a go with a 'stanley' knife or similar sharp knife. It'd take a few cuts, but should be ok.

You'd have to be careful though - I won[t accept any responsibility for unjury caused through using this method.

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Try running a hot iron over the spine. One or two swipes with iron will loosen the glue and the cover will come off no problem.

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