I am new to the forums and to bookbinding so, any help will be well appreciated. I have two questions. My first question is regarding placing a book cloth cover around a curved spine made from binder/chip boards. The spine will be in between two binder/chip boards (when open) that will make the cover of the book. What is the best way to place the book cloth cover around the spine and covers, much like in this picture: ? Is there a specific way? I could not find any tutorials on this. The book will not be perfect bound. The curved spine is to accommodate wire binding. My second question is regarding the book cloth's protection. Is there a sealant that can make a book cloth water resistant without damaging the cloth? The book cloth I'm using has paper on the bottom side.
Thank you very much in advance. I greatly appreciate any help.