Electrobooks, electrocovers.

One thing that has not changed in the transition from paper books to eBooks is the format of the cover. A single still image.

Surely it doesn’t have to be? Can’t we put an animated GIF image as the cover of an eBook? Heck, why not use some form of the new electropaper to make animated covers for real books too? A tiny button cell in the book spine could power it for years. The cell could even be replaceable.

This thought was spawned by an artist who makes wonderfully creepy GIF images with old photos.

If the moving cover idea ever takes off, he’ll make a fortune. I hope, when that day comes, he’ll remember to send me a bottle or two. Oh, and do a few covers for me too.



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