Take a tour through the horror paperback novels of two iconic decades . . . if you dare. Page through dozens and dozens of amazing book covers featuring well-dressed skeletons, evil dolls, and knife-wielding killer crabs! Read shocking plot summaries that invoke devil worship, satanic children, and haunted real estate! Horror author and vintage paperback book collector Grady Hendrix offers killer commentary and witty insight on these trashy thrillers that tried so hard to be the next Exorcist or Rosemary’s Baby. Complete with story summaries and artist and author profiles, this unforgettable volume dishes on familiar authors like V. C. Andrews and R. L. Stine, plus many more who’ve faded into obscurity. Also included are recommendations for which of these forgotten treasures are well worth your reading time and which should stay buried.
I've written "Breaking the Page" to answer that question. My investigation isn't a blank survey of what technology makes possible. It's a study conducted on behalf of those who care most about books: writers and readers.
I cover the fundamental aspects of the reading experience. How we become aware of books and what's inside them; how we comprehend, retain, and recall what we have read; how we share with others the parts we love.
As a guidebook "Breaking the Page" aims to serve those with a professional interest in bookmaking. I have included many specific design ideas, including new kinds of opening sequences, text and video integration techniques, and multi-scale document designs.
But I think general interest readers will find the discussion worth their attention. The transformation of the book has implications that range from the personal to the political. Books shape how we raise our kids. They control how ideas spread and how we change the kind of person we have become. Understanding this epic shift from paper to screen...
- what we gain,
- what we lose,
- what is to be done
...is a topic worthy of its own book.
2)What to write- Think!
3)Set Up your KDP account- To get Paid
4)Format your book-To meet guidelines
5)Publishing my Book-Whoo!
6)Set up a Price for your book-To get Back
7)KDP select- Boost Sale
8)Sales and Royalty Report-Track Anywhere
What this book is NOT...Get Rich Quick, Instant Success, Shortcut to Internet Millions and the rest of the internet hype. What this book does, is show you how to expand your book profitability by learning to publish on many platforms to create independent streams of income. Your success is in your hands however I can show you how to streamline your success and open other avenues for you to explore! No long videos, no crappy bonuses that waste time, just focused simple to follow process to get your book in front of many people's eyes!
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This edition features all 51 full-page color plates, as well as the full text of Irving's classic tale. And enduring foundation of Catskill lore, the captivating narrative recounts the fanciful adventures of an amiable ne'er-do-well colonial farmer who wanders into the highlands, falls asleep after drinking with a band of strange little mountain men, and wakes twenty years later in a world that has passed him by.
Effusing a gentle humor, Rackham's art is a constant reminder of a more innocent era. This edition — sure to enchant art lovers — will also delight Rackham devotees and fantasy fans alike.
Before portraying Wagner's "Ring," Arthur Rackham (1867–1939) had become England's leading illustrator through his interpretations of fairy and fantastic books: Grimm's Fairy Tales, Rip van Winkle, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, A Midsummer-Night's Dream. With his insight into elves, twisted oaks, and bearded heroes, Wagner was the logical step: with the "Ring," Rackham brought his talent for ethereal watercolor and line into new realms of adult mythology.
This edition reproduces, in full color, all 64 watercolor illustrations from Siegfried & The Twilight of the Gods (1911) and The Rhinegold & The Valkyrie (1912). The original English and American editions also contained black-and-white vignettes and tailpieces, a selection of which appear here: the original text, a dated English translation of the libretto, has been replaced by comprehensive descriptive captions and an introduction by James Spero.
Rackham poured all his mature fancy into the "Ring." The gnarled Nibelung Alberich sports with teasing Rhinemaidens, fiery Loge and lordly Wotan tussle with giants and serpents. An ecstatic Brünnhilde is finally consumed on Siegfried's funeral pyre in perhaps the most successful representation of this scene anywhere, either graphically or theatrically. Wagner's Teutonic forests and caves give Rackham free reign for his brooding, haunting nature backgrounds; characters, costumes, and all the tiny details are painted with such textual accuracy and empathy that today's opera companies who wish to return to staging the "Ring" in the traditional manner turn to Rackham's paintings for guidance.
The painstaking reproduction of these artworks brings Arthur Rackham's most heroic visions to the many collectors and admirers who cannot obtain the expensive out-of-print editions. With the aid of the clear captions, the Wagnerian cycle may be followed once again in its most time-honored and rich interpretation.
Analyse the psychological components, the reactions of the customer, how the colors can influence the man and how the light can be involved. Inform how to use the materials, little practical stratagems for the settings.Interview visual merchandiser and marketing men. Analyse some history cases.
The ebook comes directly from the experience of the author, consolidated in more than thirty years of working as “image designer” for some of the biggest italian and international companies as BASF, JVC, Marnest, Mesaglio, Montedison...
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Winner of the 2016 AIGA + Design Observer 50 Books | 50 Covers competition
Since the launch of Penguin Classics in 1946, innovative cover design has been one of its defining aspects. Today, Penguin Classics remains at the leading edge of the book-design world. In this curated tour featuring illuminating commentary by artists and writers, including Malika Favre, Mike Mignola, James Franco, Jessica Hische, Jillian Tamaki and many more, Penguin creative director Paul Buckley showcases more than a decade of stunning cover designs and the stories behind them. For lovers of classic literature, book design, and all things Penguin, Classic Penguin has you covered.
Paul Buckley is creative director for Penguin Classics and oversees a large staff of exceptionally talented designers and art directors working on the jackets and covers of sixteen imprints within the Penguin Random House publishing group. Over the past two decades, his iconic design and singular art direction have been showcased on thousands of covers and jackets, winning him many awards and frequent invitations to speak in the United States and abroad. In 2010, he edited and introduced Penguin 75.
Matt Vee is a designer and illustrator who attended School of Visual Arts and Pratt Institute. He has received two Gold Scholastic Art Awards and created logos for worldwide brands. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Slate, Print magazine, Paste magazine, and UnderConsideration’s Brand New.
Audrey Niffenegger is a visual artist and writer. In addition to the bestselling novels The Time Traveler’s Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry, she is the author of three illustrated novels and the editor of Ghostly.
Elda Rotor is vice president and publisher for Penguin Classics. She has created and edited several series, including Penguin Civic Classics, Penguin Threads, Couture Classics, Penguin Horror, and Penguin Drop Caps.
The 2010-2011 earthquakes fundamentally disrupted the conventions by which the people of Christchurch lived. The exhausting and exhilarating mix of distress, uncertainty, creativity, opportunities, divergent opinions and competing priorities generates an inevitable question: how do we know if the right decisions are being made?
Once in Lifetime: City-building after Disaster in Christchurch offers the first substantial critique of the Government’s recovery plan, presents alternative approaches to city-building andarchives a vital and extraordinary time. It features photo and written essays from journalists, economists, designers, academics, politicians, artists, publicans and more. Once in a Lifetime presents a range of national and international perspectives on city-building and post-disaster urban recovery.
Decorating mistakes can be very expensive and reflect heavily on the final result of your project and your overall happiness. When decorating on a budget it is important to remember some important design concepts to save you time and money by doing it right the first time. My 55+ page eBook will guide you step by step through the DIY decorating process so you get the fabulous results you desire.Key elements of good designDetermining your budget (& how to stick to it!)Defining your styleDeveloping a Color Palette to achieve the "Designer Look"Basics of room arrangement explainedFurniture proportion and scale – Costly Mistakes You Can AvoidLighting for drama & functionWhat to splurge on and what to save on for the biggest impactTips on accessorizing to create interestPLUS resources and bonus templates and so much MORE!
A reviewer in the Bookman considered Constable's 1920 Art Deco edition of the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám to be one of the most beautiful of the many editions of 'Omar' to have ever been published. The early 20th century was a Golden Age for lavish editions of the poem illustrated by the most accomplished artists of the day. Balfour's stunning Art Deco style, gloriously decadent and risqué as it is, carries a strong echo of Beardsley. His remarkable suite of 38 illustrations epitomizes an the era of opulence, extravagance and a new found freedom of expression following the radical social changes caused by the First World War.
Books such as these, and particularly the Balfour edition of the Rubáiyát, are extremely rare these days. Balfour's illustrations have scarcely been seen at all since the book was first published. This eBook aims to redress the balance somewhat since it contains the full suite of Balfour's original illustrations facing quatrains from FitzGerald's first version of his translation, exactly as they appeared in the 1920 print edition. There is also a supporting text of biographical notes concerning Omar Khayyám, FitzGerald and Ronald Balfour plus the texts for all five versions of FitzGerald's translations.
You don't have to be an artist to be a T-shirt designer. With a little creativity and marketing savvy, you too can start your print-on-demand T-shirt business. Learn tips and tricks on how to find potentially profitable markets, copyright & trademark basics and ideas for T-shirt designs, even if you can't draw!
This book is and introduction for budding T-shirt designers. Depending on individual knowledge base, you may need to further study image manipulation software, typography, color schemes or copywriting.
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If you’re a self-published author looking to maximize income opportunities for your books, and looking for ways to separate yourself from the cut-throat ebook competition, converting your books to audiobooks is an obvious next step. Audiobooks are on a fast-track growth path, piggybacking on the rise of smartphones. Most major publishers are now producing audio versions of their top selling books.
You can do the same. At one time it cost thousands of dollars to produce an audiobook, but today you can purchase all the audio equipment you need for less than a $100, and narrate your own book for free. Or you can explore the possibilities of hiring a professional narrator with no upfront fee, and splitting the royalties on a 50/50 basis.
This book gets straight to the point, explaining exactly what you need to do, and what your options are in creating an audiobook, without including all the usual get-rich-quick fluff.
Why right now is the best time to get into the audiobook market.
How to publish your audiobook on the Audiobook Creation Exchange.
How narrators are paid and the factors that determine audiobook success.
How audiobooks are sold on the major audiobook sites like Audible and iTunes.
How to set up your own home audiobook recording studio.
How to use the free software program, Audacity, to produce audiobooks.
How to prepare your manuscript for recording.
And much more!
Many of the changes I've been waiting for with ePUB production have been implemented. InDesign now stands at the top of the heap for book production in general and ePUB production in particular. You do not need to know code, though understanding how HTML and CSS works will aid your conceptual understanding.
I was lukewarm about FXL until I realized that the new fixed layout ePUBs would show gradient paragraph rules, gradient strokes and fills in tables, and much more. The only major things we're missing are justification and hyperlinked test does not work in FXL. The exported ePUBs upload flawlessly to the iBooks Store and Kobo Writing Life.
Finally, the 21st century book publishing software we need is within our grasp. There's still more to come, but this version is very good.
You will learn how to:
-Identify your readership
-Collect, document, and catalog your work
-Organize your portfolio
-Visually structure your portfolio
-Design your layout
-Manage both printed and digital portfolio formats
As your ultimate persuasive tool, your portfolio is the single most important design exercise of your academic and professional career. Constructing the Persuasive Portfolio shows you everything you need to know to create your portfolio and is the only portfolio design book you will ever need!
These Arthurian legends have inspired numerous film adaptations, including the 2017 release King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Eric Bana, Djimon Hounsou, and Annabelle Wallis.
From ancient masterpieces such as The Art of War, written on the leaves of bamboo, to the stunningly illustrated Birds of America, to Chairman Mao's Little Red Book, Remarkable Books delves into the stories behind the most incredible tomes ever produced, offering an insight into their wider social and cultural context, and is chronologically ordered to demonstrate the synergies between the growth in human knowledge and the bookmaking process. Alongside breathtaking images of the books and manuscripts themselves, close-up views draw out interesting features, which are discussed in greater detail, while biographies tell the lives of the people who produced them.
Finalist for the Gourmand Award for Cookbook Design
The newly discovered illustrated recipes of wildly influential yet unsung designer Cipe Pineles, introducing her delectable work in food and art to a new generation.
Not long ago, Sarah Rich and Wendy MacNaughton discovered a painted manuscript at an antiquarian book fair that drew them in like magnets: it displayed a vibrant painting of hot pink beets and a hand-lettered recipe for borscht written in script so full of life, it was hard to believe it was more than sixty-five years old.
It was the work of one of the most influential graphic designers of the twentieth century--Cipe (pronounced "C. P.†?) Pineles, the first female art director at Condé Nast, whose impact lives on in the work of Maira Kalman, Julia Rothman, and many others. Completed in 1945, it was a keepsake of her connection to her childhood's Eastern European food--she called it Leave Me Alone with the Recipes. For Wendy and Sarah, it was a talisman of a woman they had not known was their idol: a strong, independent spirit whose rich archive--of drawings, recipes, diaries, and letters to family and friends--led them into a dazzling history of mid-century design, art, food, New York City society, and culture.
They teamed up with Maria Popova of Brain Pickings and Debbie Millman of Design Matters, along with contributors Mimi Sheraton, Steven Heller, Paula Scher, and Maira Kalman, to present Cipe Pineles's life and work as it should be presented--in glorious color. With Pineles's illustrated cookbook and a section of updated recipes as its centerpiece, this gorgeous volume will delight foodies and design devotees alike.
Chapter 1 attempts to degrade or destroy the fear of coding. The word 'degrade' is probably more suitable as you will find out that it is a good idea to acquire some knowledge and understanding of CSS, especially the basic ones. Chapter 2 treats the best practical methods to place items like images and videos. How to hand-craft an EPUB in seven instructional steps is shown in Chapter 3; and in Chapter 4, how to publish and sell an e-book coupled with some beneficial and personal opinions are outlined. In a few words, this book can be titled “True EPUB creation made simple for authors”.
An immensely helpful, illuminating, and invaluable resource for writers and readers that speaks truth to power in the publishing industry. A powerful pathway for the #MeToo movement.
Writers know how to write a book or are well on their way to learning how to write a novel. They strive daily to improve their narrative writing skills and their abilities writing poetry and with story writing. In their quest to succeed, they have attended writing workshops, networked with other writers, and possibly even attended residency programs as an author.
Learning how to write is only part of the process, no matter whether you are a career book writer, participating in NaNoWriMo every November, or wondering what habits serve an aspiring writer best. Writers can graduate from a master class and know the basic tools of the trade. An author also need to know about the mechanisms behind the publishing industry.
Other books on writing offer writing tools, ideas about the writing process, insight into the author’s craft, and even the writing life. Only Writing While Female or Black or Gay uncovers the unwritten rules that impact every decision made from creation to contract. Written from an experienced and practical view on the writer’s craft and the writing life, this work is a must-have resource for every author.
Writing a memoir, an epic fantasy, a historical series, the next literary award-winner, essays, a short story collection, true crime, or mysteries are all impacted by the same drivers. Writing While Female or Black or Gay, written by a publishing professional with twenty years of experience, describes the various issues faced by writers in fiction and nonfiction areas. The impacts of each obstacle are measurable, and the studies and statistics that reveal their effect are quoted. Real, actionable steps are offered to resolve these long-standing issues.
Authors of novels and writers of nonfiction will discover insider information and publishing industry secrets that literary agents and book editors know about the adult book market, the children’s book market, literary awards, and book reviews.
Ensure that your diverse voice and your diverse character can be heard with Writing While Female or Black or Gay.
For fans of Writer’s Digest, Poets & Writers, The Writer, Scratch, Creative Nonfiction, Granta, The Paris Review, McSweeney’s, Mslexia, Author, FIrstWriter.com, Writer’s Handbook by J. Paul Dyson, Fast-Draft Your Memoir by Rachael Herron, Literature Class by Julio Cortazar, The Writer’s Field Guide to the Craft of Fiction by Michael Noll, Write Smart, Write Happy by Cheryl St. John, Flash! by John Dufresne, The Reader Over Your Shoulder by Robert Graves and Alan Hodge, Writing as a Path to Awakening by Albert Flynn DeSilver, The Last Draft by Sandra Scofield, A Writer’s Craft by Kendall Dunkelberg, The Story and Its Writers by Ann Charters, Writing Abroad by Peter Chilson and Joanne Mulcahy, Pep Talk for Writers by Grant Faulkner, On Imagination by Mary Ruefle, and Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott.
For over twenty years, Laine Cunningham has been a ghostwriter and publishing consultant. Her clients have been published at the nation's top five houses, received film options, and been shopped to Disney and Pixar. Her novels have received the Hackney Literary Award, the James Jones Literary Society Fellowship, Writer’s Digest’s annual book award, and honors from national and international art councils. Her short stories have won the 2016 Hackney Award and been published by Reed Magazine, Birmingham Arts Journal, and Writer’s Digest.
"Full of wit, sarcasm, insight and humor. [Laine] caves in castles on the hill, roasts the big name publishers (and so called liberal literary magazines as well) and discusses topics that are poisonous for new writers - unless they be young white males (and even there she has some pointers that are laugh out loud funny). Truthful and caustic and sensible. A must-read." Grady Harp, Hall of Fame Reviewer
"Something I find particularly interesting about this book is that it lays bare lots about the publishing industry. What influences publishing decisions, how sales are monitored (or not monitored) and how target audiences are categorised. It's really a must-read for every author, even if you're not female, black or gay. The book ends with a list of simple, practical actions all book lovers can undertake in order to help reverse engineer this industry of prejudice." Marion Grace Woolley, Author, Those Rosy Hours at Mazandaran
"Read this. If you're a reader, read this. If you're an author, new or old, who is female or black or gay (or minority or LGBT or even a plain ol' white guy - there's stuff in there for you too), then you need to read this." Angel Leya, Goodreads Reviewer
"I was glad the Laine Cunningham wrote this book ... so we the readers can know what goes on behind the scenes and we can therefore show support to minority authors. The book was funny and encouraging to authors, even while talking about the brutal truth of being overlooked. If you're an author ... read this book. It will help you understand what you're up against. If you're just an avid reader, like me, then read this book to educate yourself about how the publishing process works and how bias can affect it." S. Clem, Reviewer "
"'God forbid you be female, black, gay, or any other version of 'not a straight white guy' and pick up a pen today because gender, race, and the politics of power will shroud your words in obscurity.' This is so true. I have the privilege of knowing many published authors and there is still stigma for a female author. This book is well written and eye opening. Highly recommended. While using humor, this book also has a ton of insider knowledge for everyone." M. Slusarcky, Reviewer
"I recently saw a 'meme' on Facebook that said: 'Good morning world, what are we offended by today?' it makes me laugh, there's some true in it, but it's also pointing out a real problem. Yes, these are the real problem our society should analyze and try to find a solution ... A remarkable work and a must buy for everyone without exception." Julius Z, Reviewer
"Laine has made sure that whether you are an author or a reader you will not want to leave this book half finished. Insightful and entertaining." H. Taylor, Reviewer