One problem a lot of people have with books is that they buy them and then never get around to reading them.
To solve this problem, an Argentinean (阿根廷的) publisher called Eterna Cadencia came up with a brilliant idea: it printed an anthology (诗、文等选集) of new Latin American authors in disappearing ink: the text of the book vanishes two months after the special package of the book is opened, thus encouraging buyers to get around to reading it before it goes away. They call this “the book that can’t wait.”
According to a video presented with the story, the book was a great success. The publisher gave away the entire first edition at a bookstore the day it was printed, and received “thousands of requests” for more copies of the book. It also got a lot of media coverage (媒体报道). As a result, the publisher is planning to publish other works in disappearing ink.
In some ways, the idea is pretty clever. But here, we have some suggestions:
First, the book should start the vanishing process after the reader first opens the book. If the vanishing ink books become very popular in the future, readers will need to read them one at a time. They don’t want their books to vanish before they read the first page.