Monday, March 13, 2017

Posthumous Publishing, Part 25, Illuminated

The Pros and Cons of Publishing Posthumously

Part 25: The Joys of Illuminated Manuscripts

Coffins and caskets are dark places. Even the best-lit mausoleums are not conducive for extended reading. Nooks and other such reading tablets have limited battery life and electrical outlets for recharging are scarce. Enter the illuminated manuscript. Embellished chapter headings make it easy to find your place even without a bookmark. Illustrations are wonderful mnemonic devices, enabling you to recall your favorite passages verbatim. Raised lettering (inked text) allow for  reading with your fingertips— though this does take some practice. (Most posthumous readers can master this skill in a scant fifty years or so).

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