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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Quiz: can you identify these fantasy books by their covers?

“Quiz: can you identify these fantasy books by their covers?” -from Marta Bausells for The Guardian Read more… “Step into a world of magic”


Thoreau on Not Finding a Publisher And What Success Really Means

“I had them all sent to me here, and they have arrived today by express, filling the man’s wagon, …706 copies out of an edition of 1000…” -from Maria Popova quoting The Journal of Henry David Thoreau, for Brain Pickings Read more… “Thoreau on Not Finding a Publisher And What Success Really Means”


Murakami’s Customizable Cover

“Each first edition copy of the book…comes with a pack of stickers that can be used by the readers to ‘design’ their own cover.” -from Leah Gonzalez for PSFK Read more… “Tsukuru translates to ‘to build’ or ‘to make’”


How Tarted-up Book Covers Belittle Women’s Fiction

“The cover of The Flamethrowers, a hard-hitting novel by Rachel Kushner about a motorcycle-obsessed young woman’s sexual and artistic awakening, consciously avoided gendered cliches…” -from Carey Dunne for Fast Company Read more… “How Tarted-up Book Covers Belittle Women’s Fiction”


The Bible’s a Mess, but a Designer is Fixing It

Santa Cruz book designer rearranges the Bible by approaching the text as literature and employing design-thinking and typesetting methods shown to make type more readable. “Read the news on your tablet, and then curl up with your clothbound, woodcut-illustrated copy of Walden.” -from Adam Greene quoted in an interview by Aaron Souppouris for The Verge Read more… “The […]


Jack White Moves Into Publishing

“The musician, formerly of The White Stripes, is launching Third Man Books, a publishing imprint that will be ‘fearless, imaginative and eclectic’…” -from Kelly Lawler for USA Today Read more… “Jack White moves into publishing”