Do you know how to speak Book? From Addendum through Quire to Vellum, learn the origins of parts of the book. You probably know page and volume, but do you know colophon and skiver?
My favorite smell from this list is Biblichor. ““Biblichor” refers to the smell of old books. It is actually a new word. Whether it will make it into the English language is only a matter of time. Old books don’t have a definite odor. Some smell like vanilla, coffee, chocolate, or other individual or combined substances. However, all the scents are called biblichor.” Read the blog to find out the other nine.
In (belated) honor of Appreciate a Dragon Day (which was Jan 16) enjoy Teagan R. Geneviene’s Teagan’s Books blog post. It’s a wonderfully imaginative story.
This international list of cities from Readers’s Digest contains some surprises and some expected cities. Any city that has a major Book Fair is probably on the list. Other cities have wonderful bookstores (antiquarian used, and new), many famous authors, and/or the setting for many books.
How much work do you want to do to be a self-publisher? Here is one more thing you need to at least consider…
The Irascible Indie is back! She’s emerged from her dark and dusty corner (coughing and sneezing), insisting she must opine on that perpetual bugbear: MARKETING
I’ve just reread four blog posts from 2015, written by my grumpy alter ego, the Irascible Indie. They are mild rants about various aspects of being a self-published (aka “indie”) author. I was actually quite impressed with how
well-written readable they are. Anyone who’s interested can find them here:
- Part 1: Writing By Feel
- Part 2: Unclassifiable?
- Part 3: My Target Market?
- Part 4: Who Are the Real Writers?
And now, here are the Irascible One’s views on marketing…
Not a day passes without at least one blog post popping into my reader about marketing — lists of tips and tricks, how-to articles, and stern warnings that failure to market means failure as an author. Marketing is the bitter pill you must swallow after…
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There was a bibliofile who loved books and shoes
But she had so many books she did not know what to do.
This book owner has learned a creative way to use her books as art.
Reblogged from the Book Candy section of Over the Moon Bookstore presents Shelf Awareness.: My Modern Met showcased a book lover who “arranges her huge library of novels into imaginative scenes.”
The colorful pictures are incredible from a mermaid to ying/yang.
Merriam-Webster has come up with a clever quiz to see how well you know the orginations of many word pairs. Some of these word pair seemed more obvious to me than others. How well did you do?
Long before the flying wings (think the B2 or Lockheed F-117) of today there was the “Flying Pancake”. Reblogged from Pacific Paratroopersvia “Flying Pancake” – Vought V-173
We honor them via CHRISTMAS DAY
One of the latest Little Free Libraries is actually made from a tree stump in Idaho. When the cottonwood tree started losing branches and the core was found to be rotten, the approximately 110 year old tree had to be taken down. The owners always wanted a Little Free Library and found an innovative way to create one.
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