|Posted on May 25, 2013 at 12:00 PM|
Exhibit A above is a purse made out of my crime thriller novel, Cleansing Eden. An uber-reader had this commissioned through a service called The Pocket-Book.
The panels of the purse are made from the covers and spine of the print book. The handles are made from the pages.
I'd never heard of such a thing before seeing this, but I hear book-purses (burses? pooks?) are pretty popular on Etsy.com. Here are a few others from over there.
Those examples were all hardcovers, but the Cleansing Eden burse (I've settled on burse) from the top is a softcover. So I suppose you could turn any book of yours into a purse. You just need to find the time, tools and talent to make it happen.
What other ways are books being hacked? Leave a note in the comments, I'm curious to know. (And, no, tinder doesn't count as a hack.)