Unpaginated books (also called unpaginated stories or novels) allow readers to experience books differently by providing more intimate interactions, similar to reading a story without page numbers and page breaks. This type of unpaginated work benefits both readers and authors in equal measure.
Citing an unpaginated book in MLA format requires that you include the following:
- The author’s last name.
- The title of the book.
- Date of publication.
- Specific location information.
Unpaginated (unpag) bookbinding refers to bookbinding where pages are not numbered consecutively for various reasons – this could include giving it a more rustic aesthetic or because these particular pages do not need to be read sequentially.
Unpaginated books are typically used for sketchbooks, journals, or other books where users add their content; they can also be useful as anthologies of short stories that require reading out-of-order.
Although unpaginated books may not be as widely available as traditional volumes, they can still be found at art supply stores and bookstores specializing in non-traditional publications and online.
Unpaginated books are integral to publishing because they allow authors to add extra content without worrying about pagination. This will enable them to add bonus chapters, illustrations, or simply more text without impacting page counts – which adds value for readers while helping save money on printing costs.