This is great news for those of us who still love bound books and turning real pages. Oh buoy, indeed!
Friday, 05 August 2011 08:04
Don't try this with a Kindle.
Summer reads will take on a whole new meaning next year when waterproof paperbacks hit the beaches and pools. The Telegraph reported that a "clear wax sealant will prevent running ink and stop pages from becoming soggy and tearing when wet. The tough polymer coating is tear-resistant and promises to increase a title's shelf-life by up to 200%." Alan Cork's The Greater Bad will be the first book to receive the coating, and should be available next May.
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