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    Book Cover Beauties

    We all try not to judge a book by its cover. But itโ€™s hard not to gush at some of the gorgeous designs that’s being created. Being a visual person, itโ€™s hard not to be drawn towards incredible book cover design. Iโ€™m really enjoying the current trend towards using hand illustrated elements on book covers. The bold designs jump out from the book shelves, begging to be read. Most importantly, it’s great that book typography is being thought through, and not just squished on the front cover. Certain book covers are even becoming collectables. Being republished with special edition covers. Publishers are going to great lengths to create beautiful covers.…

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    Top 5: Survival tips for your Book Buying Ban

    I’ve put myself on a book buying ban, I’m not particularly happy about it, but needs must and all that. So I thought I write out a few quick tips on how to survive a book ban for other unfortunate souls. No one wants to be put on THE BAN, as I like to call it, but sometimes you’ve got to do it, whether its to save money, save your shelves or before a convention. So here’s my Top 5 tips on surviving a book buying ban. 1. Write yourself a Wish list. Spend some time writing yourself a huge wish list. Add new releases or old books you’ve had…