How Do You Doodle?
In times of economic crisis, people get creative. When the book trade became threatened by the rise of e-books, Claire Main did a smart thing – she came up with an idea to add value to paper books as desirable objects. She asked authors to write inside them and draw a doodle that represents something in the book.
It works out to everyone’s advantage – the author gets to sell more books, and Claire gets a unique product that’s not available in stores. This depends on the goodwill of the author, of course, but it’s really rather fun to scribble in a book and not be told off for doing so. The books are signed, dated and numbered, with a quote from the pages and a drawing.
I’ve done quite a few for Claire now, and have just finished doodling in a stack of ‘Film Freak’ copies. You can find her site here.