How to Make Book Illustrations

One of the most common ways to create illustrations for books is to compile photo montages. Essentially a photo montage involves joining together parts from several different photos to create a new and unique image. In this case it can be used to create illustrations in a variety of different styles to complement the contents […]

Mesmerizing Viewers and Readers. Stephen Jared – Actor and Writer

Ladies and gentlemen, today I have the immense pleasure to host Stephen Jared. <Spotlights flood the scene, the audience is in standing ovation, and the roar is deafening.> I know, I know. I warned some of you that we would have had a special guest, but you have to agree with me: I floored you! […]

Books-A-Million dips toe in print-on-demand business

By Stan Diel | sdiel@al.com Books-A-Million Inc., the Birmingham-based chain of 253 bookstores, will dip its toe in the print-on-demand book business and install on-demand hardware in a Maine store and a store to be named later, the company announced today. On Demand Books LLC’s Espresso Book Machines, which today are located in about 70 […]

Novel Finding: Reading Literary Fiction Improves Empathy: Scientific American

The types of books we read may affect how we relate to others By Julianne Chiaet How important is reading fiction in socializing school children? Researchers at The New School in New York City have found evidence that literary fiction improves a reader’s capacity to understand what others are thinking and feeling. Emanuele Castano, a […]

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