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The 17 Best Book Covers of May

Cheek and irreverence abound in my favorite book covers this month. I also noticed an unusual number of interesting textures at play, some excellent uses of text as image, and at least a few geometric echoes bouncing around in there. But as ever, though I love to try to draw connections here in... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-06-03 08:51:46 UTC ]
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The 10 Best Book Covers of February

Another month of books, another month of book covers. This February, while short on days, was long on eye-catching cover art—from the moody to the playfully nostalgic to the downright naughty. Below, my favorite book covers from February. Colorful blobs are a certified cover trend, but it’s the... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-02-28 09:51:41 UTC ]
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The 12 Best Book Covers of January

While 2022 may have started with a whimper when it comes to the things that really matter—voting rights, filibuster reform, vaccines for children under 5, a robust and timely government pandemic response—it also started with some pretty nice-looking books. This month, my favorite book covers are... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-01-28 09:51:39 UTC ]
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59 Years of Book Covers for The Bell Jar from All Over the World

On January 14, 1963, poet Sylvia Plath published her first novel in England under the pseudonym “Victoria Lucas.” The book had a positive but relatively quiet reception; only a few weeks after its publication, on February 11, Plath would die by suicide. It wasn’t published in the US until 1971,... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-01-14 09:50:32 UTC ]
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Which Book Cover Looks Better, the British or American Version?

Over the past few years, there’s been a lot of heated discourse surrounding a trend in book covers in which many new releases opt for variations of the same colorful abstractions: The Blob. Somehow deemed appropriate for everything from dystopian debuts to literary fiction bestsellers, these... Continue reading at 'Electric Literature'

[ Electric Literature | 2021-11-05 11:00:00 UTC ]
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Translators Fight for Credit on Their Own Book Covers

Do you know who translated your favorite foreign-language novel? Whoever did wants you to know—as soon as you pick up the book, in fact. That’s why translators are demanding that book publishers credit them on the front covers of the books they translate. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-10-15 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Evaristo and Faulks among writers calling for translator cover credits

Bestselling authors including Bernardine Evaristo, Sebastian Faulks and Preti Taneja have called on writers to ask their publishers for translator names to appear on book covers. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-09-30 06:26:35 UTC ]
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The 10 Best Book Covers of October

Another month of books, another month of book covers. Disproving—somewhat—the theory that we can’t have nice things, this month of the ongoing apocalypse brought us quite a few very good book covers, from the frankly gorgeous to the inescapably charming. My favorites, which I will be using to... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-10-29 08:49:55 UTC ]
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2020 is the year of enormous pink lady faces on book covers.

This year has brought a lot of things, and most of them have been bad. One good thing, though, is there has been quite been a lot of innovative, beautiful, and fascinating book cover design, including, I’ve recently noticed, a book cover trend that I’d like to call “enormous pink lady faces.” In... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-10-01 15:33:42 UTC ]
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The 12 Best Book Covers of July

Another month of books, another month of book covers. Another month of pandemic, another month of staying inside. Another month of anxiety, another month of taking delight where we can find it. And so, to that end, here are my favorite book covers from the past few weeks, which it seems we’re... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-07-30 08:49:50 UTC ]
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Lit Hub Daily: November 25, 2019

Here are the 78 best book covers of the year, according to the best designers in the industry. | Lit Hub “Why would you have children in this uncertain world?” How two new books grapple with the ethics of parenthood. | Lit Hub Five great small press audiobooks to gift anyone on your list... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-11-25 11:30:31 UTC ]
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The 78 Best Book Covers of 2019

This year, at Lit Hub, we spent a lot of time thinking about book cover design. Oliver Munday wrote about designing the cover for Fleur Jaeggy’s newly reissued masterpiece Sweet Days of Discipline; Tree Abraham wrote about designing the (very glittery) cover for T Kira Madden’s Long Live the... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-11-25 09:49:03 UTC ]
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The 10 Best Book Covers of November

Another month of books, another month of book covers. November is when publishing starts slowing down a bit for the holidays, but even that couldn’t keep the beautiful books—and weird books, and funny-as-hell books—down. Below are my ten favorite book covers from the month (some of them are even... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-11-22 09:48:02 UTC ]
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10 Rejected Book Covers That Almost Made the Cut

We’re back with our rejected book cover series, where designers walk us through the process and show us the book covers that could have been. (For previous entries in this series, see here and here.) What kind of planning and thought goes into the cover design process, and what beautiful art... Continue reading at 'Electric Literature'

[ Electric Literature | 2019-08-30 11:00:07 UTC ]
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Why Bill Gates Is Reading “Capitalism Without Capital”

The tech-mogul-turned philanthropist has just published a review of a dense 2017 book on how “intangible assets”–things like software and data–are changing the economy. Mid-2018 might seem like a strange time for Bill Gates to review a largely academic book that came out in late 2017. But as... Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

[ Fast Company | 2018-08-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Why are middle-aged women invisible on book covers? | Alison Flood

Even when they’re central to the story, women over 40 are getting pushed to one side when it’s time to design the book jacketHere’s a challenge for you: find a book jacket that features an image of a woman over 40. My own hunt – as yet unsuccessful – was prompted by the actor and novelist... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2018-05-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Art of Books: An Exhibition of Shobunsha’s Star Cover Designer Kouga Hirano

From the Japan Times: The Kyoto DDD Gallery's exhibition of Kouga Hirano's work includes his book covers for Shobunsha, a 30-year body of designs. The post The Art of Books: An Exhibition of Shobunsha’s Star Cover Designer Kouga Hirano appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-09-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Under Fire, Abrams to Cease Publishing ‘Bad Little Children’s Books’

Facing outrage over a book of parodies of classic children's book covers, Abrams has agreed to a request from the author to stop publishing the title. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-12-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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To Boost Sales, Japanese Bookseller Kinokuniya Experiments With New Book Covers

The bookseller will sell limited-edition, exclusive versions of graphic novels with variant covers at its stores around the world. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-02-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Why Self-Published Book Covers Are Better Than You Think

CompletelyNovel's 'Lord of the Book Covers' competition revealed many indie authors are using the same professional designers as traditional houses. The post Why Self-Published Book Covers Are Better Than You Think appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2015-09-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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