Book Cover Design: 50 Amazing Covers That You Will Want to Pick Up They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. Maybe I’m superficial, but I do judge a book by its cover. And I suspect I’m not the only one. Book cover design is a crucial part of your marketing effort. You can string together the most insightful, lyrical, delicious words ever connected in the human lexicon, but if your book cover looks like Photoshop amateur hour, no one will ever pick it up.
short stories at east of the web A game of Scrabble has serious consequences. - Length: 4 pages - Age Rating: PG - Genre: Crime, Humor A semi-barbaric king devises a semi-barabaric (but entirely fair) method of criminal trial involving two doors, a beautiful lady and a very hungry tiger. - Length: 7 pages I believe that binary arithemetickal engines will be of enormous I believe that binary arithemetickal engines will be of enormous significance Typographic illustration from Sanborn maps Title: John Wilkins in The Baroque Cycle, Neal Stephenson
25 Important Books of the 00s I decided, in the slew of retrospective ‘best of’ lists chronicling the decade we will be putting to rest in the next weeks, that even though I’m not the biggest fan of lists that try to span even a year, much less 10 of them, I might as well put something together. Of all the lists I’ve seen so far there hasn’t been a single one that came near anything remotely representing the kind of words I like to read, many of them repeating the same names by the same people in the same spots. And that’s fine and good, okay, I guess. Animated GIF Generator What can I do with this gif maker? You can make high quality animated GIF images online for free, with simple and powerful customization options. What sources can I make gifs from? You can:
10 Different Book Covers of Stephen King's 'IT'! Anticipation for Andrés Muschietti’s adaptation of Stephen King’s iconic novel It is higher than ever, and in case you couldn’t tell we just love posting about it here on Bloody Disgusting (see here, here and here….or just see all of our coverage here). I’m currently in the middle of re-reading the Bible-sized novel (at the 42% mark, woo hoo!) in preparation for the film’s release in September. As I was doing so, I got stuck in the internet wormhole of looking at all of the different covers the novel has had over the years.
Baen Ebooks - Free Library In January of 2011 we started posting free short stories we thought might be of interest to Baen readers. The first stories were "Space Hero" by Patrick Lundrigan, the winner of the 2010 Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Contest, and "Tanya, Princess of Elves," by Larry Correia, author of Monster Hunter International and set in that universe. As new stories are made available, they will be posted on the main page, then added to this book (to save the Baen Barflies the trouble of doing it themselves). This is our compilation of short stories for 2019. Radio Illustration Collective Radio is a South Africa-based illustration and design collective made up of Brad Hodgskiss, Byron Meiring and Gert Schoeman. Based on the impressive range of work in their portfolio, some of which you can see below, they are definitely a group to keep an eye on. I certainly will be. About Courtney
The Rumpus Interview With David Shields David Shields, author of three novels and seven works of nonfiction, attempts to demolish the foundations of literature in his latest, Reality Hunger: A Manifesto. His target: the culture. He argues that there has been a dreadful trend in fiction, and not just genre fiction and the mass-market best seller, but within the entire literary spectrum. Stories using too much detail, too much description, stories within stories within stories deviating and dwelling in obscure tangents and conventional formula. David took time off from his busy schedule to meet in Wallingford, a neighborhood just west of the University of Washington overlooking Lake Union and the Seattle skyline. Jerry's Map: Drawing an Imaginary World for 50 Years with the Outcome Determined by a Deck of Cards It’s a video that went undiscovered on Vimeo for years, and a project that’s been evolving for decades… with no clear end in sight. Jerry Gretzinger has an obsession unlike anyone else we’ve heard of: he’s spent almost his entire adult years creating a single never-ending map using hand painted pages and a special deck of cards to determine the outcome for his imaginary populous. It’s an all encompassing personal project that greatly predates modern games like SimCity and Minecraft, and Jerry’s brilliant (some would say obsessed) mind is at the controls.