Hi. So as I’ve mentioned in the past, I love reading paperbacks if I have a choice between a hardback & a paperback I usually pick the paperback. Now there’s one problem, I also hate cracked spines so obviously when you have really big books like this one which are also in paperback, how can you read it while not cracking the spine? & er, you know, opening the page further than this? There’s actually a really easy method that will help you avoid cracking the spine & today I’m going to show you how to do that. Okay, so here we have ‘We, The Drowned’ by Carsten Jensen. So you’re going to want to start by putting the book on it’s spine & then you take the outer bits (yep, I work in publishing) so the front & the back of the book, & you slowly bend it down. You take two or three pages & as you go along you’ll take more & you slowly fold them down, this is kind of terrifying to do but I promise it’ll be fine & it won’t crack the spine, just keep an eye on it. & so you’re just gonna keep on doing this page by page or just a group of pages to kind of see how things go. This book is really quite chunky but I’ve done some books that are even bigger than this & it does work really, really well. Anyways, you’re sort of stretching the spine here so that when you are reading & you can open it about this far you should be fine. So here we go you can see the spine did not crack. It is curved a little bit but that’s just kind of what you have to deal with. & now if you are careful while reading it, it won’t crack & this is approximately how far you’ll be able to open it so it shouldn’t be a problem. There we go. The book is ready to be read. I might do more videos like this if you guys are interested let me know. Like I said, it is quite simple but I hope this will help you guys out in the future. Hope you enjoyed this video & I’ll talk to you guys later.