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A Beautifully Illustrated Glossary Of Typographic Terms You Should Know. The world of typography often seems like it has its very own language, full of serifs, strokes, and swashes.

A Beautifully Illustrated Glossary Of Typographic Terms You Should Know

Sorting out all those terms can be confusing in itself, so we’ve compiled a visual glossary that will guide you through the lingo — whether you’re an aspiring typeface designer or just a general typography enthusiast. Learning the building blocks of typography will help you better understand how to pick a suitable font and apply it effectively within your design projects. The Basics: Typefaces Categories & Styles 01. Font/Typeface: Back in the days of metal type and printing presses, fonts and typefaces were two different things — the typeface was the specific design of the letters, say Times New Roman or Baskerville; while the font referred to the particular size or style of that typeface, say 10 point regular or 24 point italic (each created as its own collection of cast metal letters and other characters).

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Aeon Timeline: Outlining Made Easy

I broke down and bought Aeon Timeline. It was $39.99 in the AppStore, but so far it has been worth every penny. Even though there is currently not a Windows version, I have found the program to be probably one of the greatest tools for planning out multiple story arcs, keeping track of character relationships and viewing all of the subtle nuances of my novel at a glance. A Writer's Guide to Horses. An Equestrian Writer’s Guide by Susan F.

A Writer's Guide to Horses

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How Publishers Make Decisions About What to Publish: The Book P&L

It has been edited and updated for my site. In a widely shared excerpt from his memoir, My Mistake, publishing industry veteran Daniel Menaker described his first experience trying to acquire a book at Random House. His boss told him, “Well, do a P-and-L for it and we’ll see.” P-and-L. When I started working at F&W Publications (now F+W) in 1998, P&Ls weren’t required before signing a book unless the book had to survive primarily on bookstore sales. The Authors Guild Fair Contract Initiative: A Preview - The Authors Guild. On May 28 we announced the Authors Guild Fair Contract Initiative.

The Authors Guild Fair Contract Initiative: A Preview - The Authors Guild

Its goal is to shine a bright light on the one-sided contract terms that publishers typically offer authors and to spur publishers to offer more equitable deals. This is not an abstract issue: today’s contracts directly affect authors’ livelihoods and ability to control their works. As standard terms have become less favorable to authors in recent years, their ability to make a living has become more precarious. Authors are among our more vulnerable classes of workers. James Mathe – Entrepreneur, Designer, Publisher. I run a Facebook group with over 5000 designers and run several prototype events throughout the year at , , and major conventions like GenCon and BGG.CON – I also run this blog about game design and publishing.

James Mathe – Entrepreneur, Designer, Publisher

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Guardbridge Books is a small company that produces high quality books. Our specialities are innovative speculative fiction and rigorously researched but accessible non-fiction. As a small company we can give individual attention to all our authors and their books, and personally attend to customers' needs. Short-Run Printing, Publishing & On-Demand Printing. Das Keyboard Model S Professional. Some Sad Puppy Data Analysis. Image from Flickr user Bill Lile.

Some Sad Puppy Data Analysis

Click for link to original. The list of fairly big-name outlets covering the 2015 Hugos / Sad Puppies controversy has gotten pretty long1, but here’s how you know this is Officially a Big Deal: George R. R. Why Puppies are sad, and always will be  Let me state from the outset that I have zero interest in awards.

Why Puppies are sad, and always will be 

While they are an honor when fairly awarded—and it would be fun to have that merit badge in my collection—the reality is that in the big game, Hugos, Nebulae and other awards really mean nothing to the life of a working writer. Aside from having an editor decide to include your winning story in an awards anthology, the economic impact is pretty much zero. Inbound Marketing for #Authors. I've been applying for jobs recently and as most of my marketing knowledge comes from experience rather than an academic degree, I've had to do some research on industry jargon.

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