I Ordered My Flipback!

Here's a comparison of Nicci French's book in hardcover and flipback sizes. Courtesy of Jongbloed BV.

It’s still June 29 here in Oregon, but it’s the 30th in England, so I just purchased “Cloud Atlas” by David Mitchell over at

Although the £9.99 pricetag seemed quite reasonable, I nearly balked at the £11 shipping to America. This fascination I have with flipbacks is now officially an expensive interest. (Perhaps I should have lobbied harder to get a complimentary copy. Oh well.)

There aren’t any news reports yet about the launch, but expect another short update here in the next few days if anything of note occurs. And of course I’ll report on the flipback reading experience once I get mine in the mail.

If you don’t know what I’m talking about, click over to my flipback category in the sidebar and you can read my previous posts, including an exclusive interview with Arthur van Keulen, international marketing manager for Jongbloed BV, the Dutch publishing company that created the pocket-sized format.

Update on July 2: For those of you Americans interested in owning one of these inventions, they’re also available at a discounted rate on Amazon.co.uk. Just search for flipback. I’m not sure about shipping, but I bet it’s less than what I paid.

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2 Responses to I Ordered My Flipback!

  1. Jo Eberhardt says:

    I’m really excited for you. I seriously am. I wouldn’t have even known these books existed without your articles on them, and now I can’t wait to hear all about your experience reading one.

    • Oh thanks, Jo! I really did hesitate when checking out, but then I decided it was worth the expense to be able to report back on its portability, durability and the whole reading experience. Besides, I’ve heard great things about Cloud Atlas!

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