Round Books

Mike Cane tipped me to this Reuters article about a nutty new ebook idea.

The “libroid” has no pages and therefore no page numbers — readers keep track of their progress with the percentage of the text they have already read. Authors can add to the text whenever they want.“Some authors will write round books with endless stories without a beginning or end,” Neffe added.
His response was better than mine. I speculated that the name came from libros (book) + hemorrhoid. He posted this video. I can't quite explain why, but it fits.

TBH, I'm more annoyed by the stupid name than the idea. I like enhanced ebooks (sometimes). That's what a libroid is, so why can't he simply call it that? There's no need to make up a new name for an existing idea.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

1 Comment on Round Books

  1. Great Hemorrhoid books. Thanks for the visual.

    I like the idea too. Since reading ebooks exclusively I have become less interested in where I am in the book only that I am enjoying it.

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