||[May. 9th, 2011|04:33 pm]
The Question Club
Just out of curiosity and for fun (yes, this is fun to me), how long do you think it would take to make a hand-written copy of a book? Assume that the book is a paperback with fairly small print and is close to 1,000 pages in the printed version.|
I'm going to just time myself writing out one page (taking my time, since I realize each page will not be written at "optimum speed") and multiply it by the number of pages for a general idea, but I'm interested in your estimates.
Would you like to own a hand-written, hand-bound version of your favorite book with metal hinges and metal closures? I would think this would be particularly interesting to people that read historical fiction or fantasy, since it would be like an artifact from those time periods/realities.
ETA: The whole "would you like to own a hand-written blah blah blah..." was not in any way me sounding out a market for these books. I was just wondering if I was the only person that would cherish/enjoy a replica artifact from their favorite book/series/whatever. I am not planning on doing this for sale. The amount of time a project like this would take could not be realistically sold for an amount that would actually recoup my time and effort. I would only put in what would obviously be months, if not years, worth of work on something like this as a personal hobby and something I would keep.
ETA 2: Assume this was something you were just doing for yourself...A hobby that would take you years and that you were just doing as a hobby and to have something to keep.