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How To Judge A Book By Its Cover: 18 Famous Books

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Have you ever stopped to think about how your favorite books’ covers were conceptualized? The Grapes of Wrath cover artist, Elmer Hader, made a living illustrating children’s books with his wife, and that’s how John Steinbeck discovered his work. The stories behind some of the most iconic book covers are truly fascinating, and this infographic from Invaluable highlights some of the most recognized throughout history. Check out how each designer brought their visions to life!   Want more BookTrib? Sign up NOW for news and giveaways!

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Two New Friday Morning Coffees with the Writer’s Bone

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BookTrib.com recently added Writer’s Bone to our weekly features. Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy have been bringing us weekly podcasts of discussions they have with writers about the craft of writing and what motivates them to tell a good story.  We hope you enjoy this series as much as we do. Today, we bring you not one but two wonderfully informative Friday Morning Coffee meetings with authors you can’t get enough of. The Writer’s Bone Podcast invites us to these one-on-one interviews packed full of details on the latest books that you can’t find anywhere else! First episode: Marcel’s Letters Author Carolyn Porter In this episode featuring Carolyn Porter, the beloved author of the newest novel Marcel’s Letters, Daniel Ford sits down to hear Carolyn…

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Live Interview with Valerie McKeehan and The Complete Book of Chalk Lettering

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Ubiquitous at boutiques and cafés, on Etsy and Pinterest, in stationery and home decor, the art of chalk lettering is hotter than ever. Valerie McKeehan, an Etsy standout whose work has been featured in magazines and websites from Good Housekeeping to RealSimple.com, teaches us everything we need to know to create gorgeous hand-drawn chalk designs. The book is also a practice space, with three foldout “chalkboards”—the inside cover and foldout back cover are lined with blackboard paper. In over 60 lessons, learn the ABCs of lettering (literally) and basic styles: serif, sans serif, and script. Next, how to lay out a design, combine various styles into one cohesive piece, add shadows and dimension. Master more advanced letter styles, from faceted…

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Covering Jane Austen, one cover at a time

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Jane Austen has never been as popular as she is now. Since the publication of Sense and Sensibility over 200 years ago, her novels have been in almost continuous print. There are stage and film adaptions of her novels, modern retellings from books to Web series, and a book industry has sprung up of spinoffs and variations. As PBS airs the UK film version of one Austen-inspired novel, Death Comes to Pemberley, it’s a great time to look at a new charming and comprehensive coffee table book on Jane Austen book covers, Jane Austen Cover to Cover (Quirk Books; Nov. 11, 2014). The book comes from Margaret C. Sullivan, author of the popular guide, The Jane Austen Handbook. I bought…

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