Is The Black Book The World’s Quantifiably Best Literary Purchase?

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For sale via Lulu, if you are concerned about getting your money’s worth this holiday season, author/artist Jean Keller’s the Black Book is the only gift you should consider for the book lover in your family:

Ink used for digital printing is one of the most precious substances in the world. A single gallon of ink costs over four thousand dollars.

However, the price of a book is not calculated according to the amount of ink used in production. A Lulu book of blank pages costs an artist as much to produce as a book filled with text or photographs. Furthermore, as the number of pages increases, the price of each page decreases.

A book containing the maximum number of pages printed entirely in black ink therefore results in the lowest cost and maximum value for the artist. Combining these features, buyers of The Black Book are guaranteed that they are getting the best possible value for their money.

9 Comments on "Is The Black Book The World’s Quantifiably Best Literary Purchase?"

  1. This is madness!

  2. “Something, something, something… Dark Side.”

  3. drokhole | Dec 3, 2013 at 3:39 pm |

    It’s like, how much more black could this be? And the answer is none. None more black.

  4. Jordon Flato | Dec 3, 2013 at 3:51 pm |

    I’ve seen the movie

  5. Aipeed Teaitchse | Dec 3, 2013 at 4:27 pm |

    $0.22 per page – seems like a very dumb idea at first but it has potential to be a cool journal and/or sketchpad

  6. Rhoid Rager | Dec 3, 2013 at 7:18 pm |

    Just waiting for someone to smoke a joint, shine a black light on it, and discover that it says repeatedly on every page: ‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.’

  7. Warner Brown | Dec 4, 2013 at 3:21 am |

    It would be nice to get a description of what “The Black Book” is actually about, apart from the costs of ink/printing it. WAKE UP guys, synopsis..please really?

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