I thought bookmakers would take bets on just about anything, bookish competitions included—Ladbrokes has Haruki Murakami at 6:1
for this year's Nobel Prize for Literature—but I'm not finding anyone offering odds on this weekend's Hugo Awards.
Are there any "official" odds on the Hugos? And if not, why not? [more inside]
I need help with finding a few things:
Some wood that would work well as a book cover
A large sheet or roll of what I believe is called chipboard.
A continuous/piano hinge, 12 inches, that is not stainless steel or bright brass [more inside]
I have a health condition that may end my life prematurely. I am an "older" parent of an only child who is currently 8 years old. It's important to me that I leave a record of who I was. Can you help me with strategies to help me "index and annotate" myself for her, so that when she is older she could have an idea of her father as an adult beyond just the Daddy that I am to her now? [more inside]
wheat paste vs. PVA for adhering paper and book cloth to binder's board [more inside]
Are there any materials I could use to make a book that would chemically react to the reader's touch in a way that changes the appearance of the page or cover? [more inside]
I think I'd like to buy a letterpress, but I know nothing about them. Please help. [more inside]