There is more than one way to skin the cat.
I would suggest getting hold of a copy of the Thames & Hudson manual on bookbinding. # ISBN-10: 0500680116
# ISBN-13: 978-0500680117.
This simple manual got me through the first two years as a binder, there are many other manuals of course, someone else might swear by another, as I say there is more than one way to skin the cat.
This manual is simple to understand, I recommend it.
Richard shivering violently by the pool in France