When Book Covers Came of Age

When Book Covers Came of Age

Among those doing so in the UK were Edward Bawden, John Piper, Barnett Freedman and Edward Ardizzone, while in the USA, jackets designed by N. Occasionally, transparent glassine coverings were supplied, which allowed a view of a pictorial binding. The jacket itself became an increasingly common phenomenon as leather bindings were gradually superseded by cloth-covered […]

IndieView with Nillu Nasser, author of All the Tomorrows

IndieView with Nillu Nasser, author of All the Tomorrows

I wanted them to learn. As shards of their past threaten their future, will Jaya ever bloom into the woman she can be, and will redemption be within Akash’s reach? Akash Choudry wants a love for all time, not an arranged marriage. He wasn’t a stalker. Indians can be very traditional, and those parts of […]

Vietnam War documentary turns Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried into AbeBooks’ bestselling book of 2017

Vietnam War documentary turns Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried into AbeBooks’ bestselling book of 2017

Vietnam War documentary turns Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried into AbeBooks’ bestselling book of 2017 The Things They Carried is a collection of connected short stories about a platoon of American soldiers. O’Brien includes himself as a protagonist and some of the narrative is semi-autobiographical. The series, directed by Burns and Lynn Novick, cost […]

IndieView with Leta McCurry, author of A Shadow Life

IndieView with Leta McCurry, author of A Shadow Life

Where do you live now? I’m sure all writers draw on their perception of people they know or whom they have observed, but I do not model characters exactly after living people. Are your characters entirely fictitious or have you borrowed from real world people you know? Ayn Rand because she was a visionary and […]

IndieView with Chris Arneson, author of Sponge Cake

IndieView with Chris Arneson, author of Sponge Cake

If so, do you do so extensively or just chapter headings and a couple of sentences? What made you decide to go Indie, whether self-publishing or with an indie publisher? It took me about two weeks to write it. Are these fears based on our experiences and surroundings or are they innate, born into us, […]

8 unscrupulous ways that cigarettes were promoted in vintage adverts

8 unscrupulous ways that cigarettes were promoted in vintage adverts

8 unscrupulous ways that cigarettes were promoted in vintage adverts This vintage Chesterfields ad from 1947 shows tennis player Bobby Riggs, football star Sid Luckman, golfer Lloyd Mangrum, baseball slugger Ted Williams, basketball star Nat Holman and swimmer Adolph Keifer – the crème de la crème of American sports. We could have lived with Father […]

Reviewer IndieView with Anthony Avina

Reviewer IndieView with Anthony Avina

Under no circumstances to ‘argue’ with the reviewer – would you agree with that? Just thank them for their time and move on. If a book hasn’t grabbed you by the first five pages, do you put it down? Just be honest, be sincere and be thankful to those who take the time to read […]

Reviewer Indieview with Tuesday Cross of Tuesday Reviews

Reviewer Indieview with Tuesday Cross of Tuesday Reviews

I’m unique amongst my writing-friends in that I can completely overlook poor grammar if the story is absolutely smashing in all other aspects. Definitely.   Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) When I […]

175-year-old fig leaf just sold for $660. Find out why.

175-year-old fig leaf just sold for $660. Find out why.

175-year-old fig leaf just sold for $660. Find out why. The painting shows a riverside scene that probably depicts the 18 Arhats, who were the original followers of Buddha. Gouache is a type of watercolor. This might be the world’s most fragile piece of art – a gouache painting on a Chinese fig leaf from […]

IndieView with Janine Kovac, author of Spinning

IndieView with Janine Kovac, author of Spinning

There is plenty of room for all of us. For example, my efforts to ping friends and writers from different circles generated a lot of energy but my goal to blog weekly was a complete failure. I’d self-published an anthology with my writing group Write on Mamas and felt confident that I could hire editors, […]

Reviewer IndieView with Laura Freestone of LF Books.

Reviewer IndieView with Laura Freestone of LF Books.

If a book has a great plot, great characters, but the grammar is less than perfect, how do you deal with that? Is it a read first, and then make notes, or do you make notes as you go along? Take a step back and breath, let your story tell itself without confusing the reader. […]

IndieView with R.L. Ostrander, author of Never/More

IndieView with R.L. Ostrander, author of Never/More

Together, they hope to put an end to the nightmare lord and his millennia long reign of terror. Usually, I provide him with my third or fourth draft and his edits create the next to last version. Sometimes it’s showing things I’m interested in, in which case fewer words hit the page, and other times […]