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Flipboard is a great discovery channel for books, but where are the samples?
Flipboard (which I adore) and Apple’s iBookstore (which I rarely think about) have teamed up. Sort of.
A new books section in Flipboard highlights titles from iBookstore. It’s a nice idea, but it doesn’t go far enough.
Instead of doing the obvious thing — publishing full samples — the Flipboard / iBookstore section only shows the book cover, author and publisher’s description. That’s like lining the shelves of a physical bookstore with book jackets, not the books themselves. Why would you do that?