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The perfect compromise…?

Monday, March 21st, 2011

It struck me last week that the last four books I had read had been digital editions. They were downloaded to my iPhone either through Kobo’s app, a handy PDF reader that has meant I’ve read some upcoming A&B titles before they’ve gone to print, and finally through my new discovery of the Overdrive Media Console – the people who supply my library authority with e-books.

I’ve been getting increasingly lazy about putting a printed book in my bag, especially as on certain rush-hour times you’re lucky if you have enough personal space on the tube to breath fresh air, let alone hold a paperback comfortably. Which is why this article in the Guardian caught my eye – the phenomena of the ‘flipback’ is apparently coming to our shores soon. Printed on wafer-thin paper and sporting a specially designed spine that lies open, this sounds like a commuter’s dream…

Lesley-Anne Crooks, Sales & Digital Manager


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    Lesley: on books for the long weekend. Please can someone schedule decent sunshine to read in too?

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    Sophie: Yes, regular readers of the blog might remember that this one cropped up before, I'm still making my way through. At nearly 800 pages I think I’ll still be reading it at Christmas. But it’s so good I don’t think I care.

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