Whatever it is going to be and look like, it promises to be exactly what I need for my I-need-to-read-more-ebooks-but-I-can’t-possibly-spend-any-more-time-in-my-ergonomic-chair malady. Battle plan: first shop, then read. And then read some more. Oh, did I mention reading?
PS: I guess we know now what it is going to be like.
Literary theorist Gérard Genette defines Paratext as those things in a published work that accompany the text, things such as the author’s name, the title, preface or introduction, or illustrations. Genette states “More than a boundary or a sealed border, the paratext is, rather, a threshold.” It is “a zone between text and off-text, a zone not only of transition but also of transaction: a privileged place of pragmatics and a strategy, of an influence on the public, an influence that … is at the service of a better reception for the text and a more pertinent reading of it”. Then quoting Philippe Lejeune, Genette further describes paratext as “a fringe of the printed text which in reality controls one’s whole reading of the text”.