Featured Author: Alice Best Jackson

Alice Best Jackson is a recovering divorce lawyer, author, radio personality, intuitive artist, and proud grandma. As the creator of Intuitive Spirit Art Designs, a method of automatic drawing used during private readings and Messages from Beyond® events, Alice’s “Art by Ali™” is featured in Imagery From Beyond™, a Messages From Beyond® Coloring Book series for grownups.

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Book Cover Reviews: All Things Cease to Appear

The recently published All Things Must Cease by Elizabeth Brundage is a dark, riveting, beautifully written book—by “a brilliant novelist,” according to Richard Bausch—that combines noir and the gothic in a story about two families entwined in their own unhappiness, with, at its heart, a gruesome and unsolved murder.

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Self-Publishing your Thesis

After a long, hard slog, you’ve finally completed your thesis. Your supervisor has lavished you with praise and suggested you should get it published. Full of naieve enthusiasm you send copies of your thesis to publishers, sit back and wait for the royalties to come rolling in.

Except they don’t. The truth is that publishers don’t publish dissertations – they publish books. And the two are quite different. Your thesis was produced to demonstrate your research capabilities. The harsh reality is that no one really wants to know how good a researcher you are.

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Book Covers - US vs UK

Every now and again we take time to compare covers from the UK and the US. Last time we we looked at V.E. Schwab's book A Gathering of Shadows. This time we have a bumper collection for you. In all cases the US versions are on the left. Share your analysis in the comments.

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Book Cover Reviews: We've Already Gone This Far

As regulars on this site will know, sometimes I like to write about some of my favorite recent book cover designs.

Today, I'm admiring this beauty from Lucy Kim for Patrick Dacey's We've Already gone This Far. Lucy is a New York based designer working for Henry Holt. Prior to that, Lucy was at Penguin Group for 14 years.

 

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The Carnegie Medal and Kate Greenaway Medal Shortlists 2016

The shortlists for this year’s CILIP Carnegie Medal and the Kate Greenaway Medals have been announced.

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Judging Presidential Candidates by their book covers

At time of writing, there are five candidates in the running to become the next President of the United States of America. The internet is crawling with pundits offering their advice on who we should chose and why. But no one seems to have judged them by their book covers. Until now. In this article we throw party politics to one side, avoid debating whether America needs to be 'great again', or 'whole again' and focus on the one thing that truly matters – the quality of their book covers.

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