You have the option to get UV or lamination on a book cover. Both UV or lamination is a great way to protect the printed material.
Both UV or lamination can be gloss or matte finish - your choice.
A UV coating can be a direct replacement for lamination and provides a protective covering that adds value to any document, increasing the vibrancy and richness of its colors (as well as protection from scratching and fingerprints). The UV coating is a process whereby a polymer resin change is applied to the cover.
Lamination is a hot-melt laminate (PET film) that is applied on the cover. It adds a different look and feels to your book, as well as strength and durability. Lamination will cost a little more compare to UV coating