Mr. Manning was right - even if that Basic never came in that handy. It’s funny how computers are changing everything, even things I never thought about. Like book covers.
In a recent article, the New York Times says, “Among other changes heralded by the e-book era, digital editions are bumping book covers off the subway, the coffee table and the beach. That is a loss for publishers and authors, who enjoy some free advertising for their books in printed form: if you notice the jackets on the books people are reading on a plane or in the park, you might decide to check out “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” or “The Help,” too. “So often when you’re thinking of a book, you remember its cover,” said Jeffrey C. Alexander, professor of cultural sociology at Yale. “It’s a way of drawing people through the visual into reading.””
Read about how ebooks mean no book covers serving as advertising when you read.