Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Follow-Up to the Dust-Jacket...

Our resident professional information sciences expert has drawn my attention to another (more plausible) explanation for why the title on the spine of my
Seven Famous One-Act Plays is inverted. She points out that the inversion probably had nothing to do with the Penguincubator -- as I guessed -- but is merely an artifact of publishing conventions in Europe.

She pointed out that two discussion boards online -- one at LibraryThing and one at MetaFilter -- have more information about this peculiarity. A quick scan of the European imprints in Tarquin Tar's Bookcase confirms this: nearly all run opposite their North American peers.

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