- Posted October 18, 2012 by
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Publishing the World's Smallest Book
- Jareen, CNN iReport producer
Vancouver-based artist Robert Chaplin established a new Guinness World Record when (with the help of a nano technology lab) he created the world's tiniest book. At 70 micrometres by 100 micrometres, the book can only be viewed using a very special electron miscroscope. But it is a book. It has an ISBN to prove it!
The book was produced in a lab at Simon Fraser University in 2007, and became officially recognized by Guinness in 2011. Now, Chaplin, who has already published many fun yet educational children's books, is producing a "normal size" version of the tiny book.
The book's text, written by his brother, is titled "Teeny Ted from Turnip Town."
Chaplin just finished funding his current project using Kickstarter. His campaign ends today. Any excess over and above his funding objective will be used to donate copies of the book to school libraries.
His Kickstarter campaign