The book is entitled, Bhutan: A Visual Odyssey Across the Last Himalayan Kingdom and weighs 133 pounds and is more than 5 x 7 feet. It is the largest published book in the world – and can be yours. Each copy is printed on demand, uses a roll of paper longer than a football field, over a gallon of ink and takes 24 hours to print. The 114 pages of photos feature life-sized (or bigger) people.
More information here.
It is currently for sale on Amazon at $30,000. The purchase price is a donation to Friendly Planet . Each copy is numbered and can include a personal dedication message.
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Since there has been such an underwhelming response to an earlier post (One Sentence Romance Novels for Those Who Don’t Like to Read Romance Novels), I thought you might not want to read entries in the annual Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest - named for Edward George Earl Bulwer-Lytton, who penned the words (that Snoopy stole) “It was a dark and stormy night” to open his novel, Paul Clifford (1830). The contest is for the best of the bad opening sentences to imaginary novels.
Here is this year’s winner:
Theirs was a New York love, a checkered taxi ride burning rubber, and like the city their passion was open 24/7, steam rising from their bodies like slick streets exhaling warm, moist, white breath through manhole covers stamped “Forged by DeLaney Bros., Piscataway, N.J.”
You can read more here (or not).
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My wife loves romance novels. I don’t. I thought I’d try my hand at writing a one sentence romance novel for those who (like me) don’t really like romance novels.
She was as hot as his Camero after an afternoon drive across the desert and he was as deep as the water he was standing in; together, their love was as beautiful as a bagpipe solo at a wedding.
The touching story above is my entry. Would you like to try one? You can use the same cover, or you can find another at Longmire does Romance Novels.
Let’s see what you’ve got.
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