As Ana writes, “The one in the picture… is a 2 books in 1, and you read them horizontally. You probably already know them, because Spain is always the last place to get this kind of “new” stuff, but anyway, I think they’re really original.”
Horizontally? What? YES. Have a look.
Whoa! Isn’t that interesting? I asked Ana about them, specifically whether they were comfortable to hold, and she told me that she hasn’t purchased one yet:
I haven’t bought any, since they cost 9 Euros average, and all the titles published so far I have already read. However they look really nice, and they’re not heavy at all, so as soon as there is an interesting one I’ll buy it rather than the old format.
I tried reading a few pages and it was really comfortable, especially because you can hold them with one hand and it’s so light that you don’t get ¿cramps? (agujetas)
Next time I go to the shop I’ll try to get a picture of one open, so you can see how it looks.
Wow, I can’t believe Spain is innovative for once!
9 Euro is about $12.60 USD, which is pretty steep, though not bad for two books in one. Muchas gracias for the picture, Ana!
What do you think? Would you try a 2-in-1 onmibus laid out like that? I’ve never seen one for sale in the US, myself. The omnibus editions I’ve seen are HUGE and not friendly to one-handed readers (that always sounds so naughty, and I so don’t mean it to!) in the least. But with the increase in bundled ebooks, I’m wondering if more print bundles of backlist titles will start appearing – and if we’ll see the Spanish Horizontal paperback in the US? (That also sounds naughty, and I totally meant it that way. Spain is muy sexy!)