Cover spy: Publisher checks up on subway readers

14.02.2010 Tube : Underground : Commute

New York – Saddened by the emergence of anonymous e-readers, a team of publishers at Slice magazine is highlighting what people are reading by documenting every book cover on their commute.

The book title and a description of the reader are posted on the CoverSpy website. One of CoverSpy’s latest discoveries is And Here’s the Kicker by Mike Sacks, which was being read by a girl in her 20s.

‘It’s always been fun to see what everyone’s reading around you – and it’s especially interesting how they’re not always the books that are making headlines at the moment,’ said Slice director Amy Sly. The initiative is a great example of harnessing the creativity of the crowd.

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