Paperbacks Get New Water Resistant Coating

Let’s face it, dropping a print book or an eReader into a body of water would be an awful way to ruin any summer reads. An eReader would be worse, because it costs more and houses a lot more books, but still no one wants to lose their paperback to the sea.

To combat water destruction of books, author Alan Cork is using a new water resistant technology for his eBook The Greater Bad when it comes out in print next year.

The Daily Mail has more about the technology: “It is said to increase shelf-life by up to 200 per cent as well as prevent running ink. Banks in Australia already use the technology to prolong the life of banknotes and to reduce the risk of forgery. But it is the first time that a standard paperback will receive the same treatment.”