We have a plan for the binding of Scot Sothern's Sad City. We want it to be French Stitched, we also want to leave the creep in. (Creep is the shifting position of the page in a saddle-stitched bind. Creep moves the inside pages away from the spine.)
The first sample we received left a lot to be desired, so we found another printer/bindery to dummy up a blank sample, so we could see. Just received that sample and must report we're quite happy with its look and feel.
So now we can get going with the actual design of Sad City. (There was no point designing the book until we had the bindery problems solved.)
Everything in publishing seems to take time. Just like life, I suppose. And who was it who said, "The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once"?