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Publishers dress up books to meet ebook competition

Our friends at TeleRead report

” It’s a transatlantic trend: both the New York Times and the Guardian investigate the efforts by many publishers, in the age of e-books and e-readers, to improve production values of printed books, making them more elegant and even adding illustrations to fiction. As the Times summed up: “Many new releases have design elements usually reserved for special occasions–deckle edges, colored endpapers, high-quality paper and exquisite jackets that push the creative boundaries of bookmaking. If e-books are about ease and expedience, the publishers reason, then print books need to be about physical beauty and the pleasures of owning, not just reading.”

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