The flipback is a new kind of book, which opens top to bottom and has sideways-printed text, so you get a full length novel in little more than the size of a smartphone. This September, six new bestselling titles are to be given the flipback treatment - What I Loved by Siri Hustvedt, Bad Men by John Connolly, Little Face by Sophie Hannah, Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones, The Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver and Brethren by Robin Young.
personally, i think this is stupid. considering that The Kindle & other eReaders exist. and aside from that, Kindle is available on iPhone, Android, & Blackberry. so, basically, feels unnecessary.
I'll eat a turkey sandwich while blowing my load
Joined: Apr 27 2008
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Aug 27 2011 07:46 pm
That and if you have a borders closing near you , you are able to get a Kobo for 50 or less dollars, and it is still supported by the Kobo website and or it is probably possible to side load it with kindle software if you really wanted to
Joined: Dec 06 2007
Aug 28 2011 07:58 am
Why is it printed sideways?
Title: Sporadic Poster
Joined: Nov 19 2009
Location: Kissimmee, FL
Aug 31 2011 10:30 pm
I didn't think people still bought books.
Seriously, that's one of the worst ideas that I've ever heard. Just go digital, save yourself printing/binding/shipping/leftover stock buyback money and put a little more into advertising, maybe.
Or, get every reality TV program cancelled. People might read more books then.
Who likes role-playing games? Me. Way too goddamn much.
Title: Captain Oblivious
Joined: Sep 01 2007
Location: That Rainy State
Sep 01 2011 03:57 am
I still buy books, a collection of pdfs or epubs or whatever don't look as cool on the shelf. They are more durable than a reader, I hate staring at screens because I do it all day for a living, ereaders don't have that new book smell, I can't utilize an ereader in an emergency where I'm out of toilet paper and there are no phone books around
I totally see the points behind digital distribution but I'm sticking with dead tree format.
Title: owner of a lonely heart
Joined: Jul 06 2007
Location: phoenix, az usa
Sep 01 2011 02:45 pm
the only thing i like about books, is that its easier to find a page than it is thru an ereader. if you are looking for something specific but cant recall exactly what or where, its easier to skim thru a book than an ereader. but thats just me