Don’t Mess with My Hardbacks…

Interesting post in the Guardian. Damien G Walter thinks the iphone will be the death of the paperback, and please for publishers to continue with hardbacks, for their value as fetish objects:

Between my passion for PS and my lovely iPhone, I have barely touched a paperback in months. The part of me that loves books – that wants to own them, or lend them to friends, or give them as gifts – is far more satisfied by a quality hardback than a cheap paperback. And the part of me that wants thousands of books at my fingertips wherever I am is much happier with a well stocked e-reader than anything else.

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