Shelf space for rent for vanity press

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A small book store in Amsterdam offers self-published authors its limited shelf space—for a price.

Boek ‘n Plank on the Vijzelstraat lets you rent enough shelf space to pile your books up to 20 centimetres high. You pay 25 euro per six months, and a provision per copy sold. The store’s owner, Jolanda Janssen, reserves the right to refuse works she deems morally unacceptable.

The name Boek ‘n Plank is a pun. Literally it means ‘book a shelf,’ but when spoken out loud it sounds the same as boekenplank, book shelf.

(Link: De Pers)

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