1st is the front and back covers.
2nd document is the 56 pages of the booklet I want to create.
I would like to print these pages and perfectly bind the book by hand. Is there a way to set the pages in the correct order in Indesign? I have been told that I would need to create signatures and that these will go inside the book. How do I tell Indesign to make these signatures in the correct order?
from what I have read here: How do I print my book using Indesign cs6 and have the pages come out in the right order?
This person is trying to do the same and 2-up Perfect Bound does not work.
Perfect (sometimes called double-fan) binding does not require signatures, but rather creates a text block for the book from single, unfolded pages. It is a process for applying glue to the binding edges of loose pages to join them with glue only. I am worried that you might be confusing perfect binding with another type of binding.
To print sheets for a perfect binding, create page spreads when you setup the InDesign document, and format normally. When you print, let InDesign know to setup for a 2-sided print job. If you have issues with getting InDesign to print, just export the .idd as a high quality .pdf of single sheets, and print as a 2-sided document.