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Crazy ways to get attention for your book (part 3)

April 13, 2012

In today’s Big News Cycle: the Department of Justice sued Apple and five big publishers over ebook pricing; three settled and three will fight it.

And yet two unrelated items that crossed my desk today remain on my mind far more than that pressing issue.

The first: Snoop Dogg releases a smokable songbook.  Seriously? A book that you use as rolling paper after you’ve read it? According to the Guardian, “the songs are printed on Snoop’s new king-size slim rolling papers, with the pages perforated for easy removal.”

So that got me to thinking. I publish a lot of cookbooks. Could I perhaps publish an edible cookbook? Could this be done?

Turns out I was slow off the mark, last to the party, not as smart as I think I am. Someone has already done this. Seriously. It’s a book made of lasagna pasta and you prepare it while you read the recipe. Then you cook it. You can see the step by step instructions here. Is it a joke? Hard to tell, in part because I don’t speak German, and Germany is where The Real Cookbook was created. But it sure is impressive. As a book and as a meal.

This takes Crazy to a whole new level. (And it’s far more entertaining that the DoJ.)

2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 14, 2012 9:17 pm

    When we stayed at Le Bristol, in Paris, we brought home the soap (because it was Hermes, mostly 😉 and makes the bathroom redolent of France. Imagine one of those spa books with this slipped into the back in tissue paper. Divine.

  2. October 29, 2012 6:25 am

    Hmmm … some book ideas triggered by this post:
    1. A self-defense book that becomes a foldable weapon like a nunchak
    2. A dog book that doubles up as a doggie dish
    3. An aromatherapy book with actual fragrances available on each page

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