The Rise Of Ultra High-End Books
Publishers are creating luxurious limited editions that stretch the boundaries of what's possible with print, offering a new lease on life for the medium.
These days, decrees about the death of print are a dime a dozen. And while what we have come to know as the traditional print ecosystem may be dissolving, there seems to be a new world emerging of bespoke books and magazines — niche and ultra high end editions that are meant to be a real keepsake for connoisseurs.
The Wall Street Journal reports on the growing trend of pricy, limited edition books:
For $75,000, you can buy a piece of Indian cricket star Sachin
Luxury publisher Kraken Opus mixed in a pint of Mr. Tendulkar’s blood with paper pulp to create the signature page for a book celebrating the renowned batsman’s career. The 10 limited-edition copies, which comes out in February, cost $75,000 each and have already sold out.