It’s been, oh, a week since I last mentioned my ebook reader so…
It’s the little things that add to the experience, like when I press the Bookmark button on my Sony Reader, it changes the top right corner of the page so that it looks as though I’ve folded the corner of the page. Rather clever. I have to say though – if Apple came out with an ebook reader, I’ll be the first in the queue. I don’t think anyone can top Apple when it comes to design.
What I do miss about print books though are the covers. Sigh. Some ebooks have covers, but black-and-white pictures don’t do it. Just to indulge myself, here are some covers from upcoming releases this year:
Kelley Armstrong‘s “Personal Demon” (March 2008) – The UK cover (left) beats the US one (right), IMO. Too many colours on the US cover, I think. The girl looks orange, and the purple background and green letters don’t help! Maybe it’ll look better in real life. On the UK cover, I wonder what the mask represents? The UK covers in this series can sometimes be a bit blah, but they have a pretty consistent look and feel.
Elizabeth Vaughan‘s “Dagger-Star” (April 2008) – Ms Vaughan has posted some info on her new book (finally!) – same universe as the Warlands trilogy, but different characters. Sample chapter here. A rather eye-catching cover, methinks.