Monday, March 21, 2011

The Newest Thing in Paperbacks?

I recently read this article on  Shelf Awareness (a publishing blog) and it piqued my interest. Sound interesting to anyone?

Dutch Flip for 'Flipback' Book

A new paperback format?

The "flipback" book, introduced in the Netherlands in 2009 and "all the rage" there, is being touted as the "new Kindle," smaller and lighter than an e-reader but made out of paper, according to the Guardian.

Flipback books are printed on extra-thin paper; the spine stays open easily; text is printed "parallel" to the spine so one reads the book longways; and the whole thing is small enough to fit in a pocket.

Hodder & Stoughton is publishing a series of 12 flipbacks in June that will cost £9.99 each.

Scripture of the Day: D&C 59:16


  1. Sounds interesting. It could be especially good for trips.

  2. I'd like to get my hands on one of those books. Thanks for letting us know.

  3. They sound interesting. Hope they publish all my favorite books. They would fit better in my purse. I love to carry a book with me where ever I go.


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