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Book Of The Day

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Hey! New daily book site! You might find it useful:

http://www.thebookoftheday.com

Bossypants Book Cover

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Well, I like this one. Bossypants by Tina Fey. Just look on this cover carefully.

From book review: At last, Tina Fey’s story can be told. From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night Live; from her passionately halfhearted pursuit of physical beauty to her life as a mother eating things off the floor; from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon — from the beginning of this paragraph to this final sentence. Tina Fey reveals all, and proves what we’ve all suspected: you’re no one until someone calls you bossy.

Bossypants

SHOP.COM Offers Final Harry Potter Book for FREE!

Thursday, July 12th, 2007

Free Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows Book!

Throughout the month of July, SHOP.COM customers who spend $100 or more at checkout will receive the seventh and final book in the riveting Harry Potter series “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” absolutely free! The highly anticipated book of the summer is set to release July 21, 2007 and will be available on SHOP.COM as part of its entire Harry Potter store. The store offers an array of Harry Potter games, costumes, books, and other memorabilia for fans of the popular adventure book series by J.K. Rowling. For more details on how to receive the final book in the Harry Potter series for free, please visit the Harry Potter page.

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Children’s Book Covers: Great Book Jacket And Cover Design

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

This companion to the best-selling Front Cover is the first visual survey of over 200 years in children’s book jacket and cover design. It traces a history that goes from the hand-colored engravings of the 1800s to the digital art of today, and features the work of the most influential illustrators (including Beatrix Potter, Maurice Sendak, and Quentin Blake), plus all the popular series: Babar, Dr. Seuss, Harry Potter, and more. Classics, the latest designs, plus rare finds and first editions make this a must-have book for collectors, designers, and anyone who loves art.

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Penguin by Design: A Cover Story 1935-2005

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

Ever since the creation of the first Penguin paperbacks in 1935, their jackets have become a constantly evolving part of Anglo-American culture and design history. By looking back at seventy years of Penguin paperbacks, graphic designer Phil Baines charts the development of British publishing, the ever-changing currents of cover art and style, and the role of artists and designers in creating and designing the Penguin look’including Penguins, Pelicans, Penguin Classics, and more. Rich with stunning illustrations and filled with details about individual titles, designers, and even the changing size and shape of the Penguin logo itself, Penguin by Design shows how covers become design classics.

By looking back at seventy years of Penguin paperbacks, graphic designer Phil Baines charts the development of British publishing, the ever-changing currents of cover art and style, and the role of artists and designers in creating and designing the Penguin look. Rich with stunning illustrations and filled with details about individual titles, designers, and even the changing size and shape of the Penguin logo itself, Penguin by Design shows how covers become design classics.

Features 600 color illustrations

About the Author
Phil Baines, a senior lecturer at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, is a well-known graphic designer. His books include Type & Typography.

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By Its Cover: Modern American Book Cover Design

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

“The authors have assembled the first collection of Modernist cover art and a short history of Modernism’s evolution in America.”

Veronique Vienne in Print Magazine, October, 2005

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The Luxury Guide to Walt Disney World

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

The Luxury Guide to Walt Disney World Book Cover“From cover design to typesetting to marketing, everything was taken care of skillfully and expertly. My book cover is exceptional, and I have received countless complements about its creative and professional appearance – even a rave from one of Disney’s head Imagineers.”

“My first response as a result of About Books’ nation marketing effort was from Mike Strake of FOX News in New York. He immediately scheduled me for a national spot on the FOX Magazine show.”

The Luxury Guide to Walt Disney World, Cara Goldsbury, Bowman Books

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The Iraq Study Group Report

Sunday, December 10th, 2006

The Iraq Study Group ReportOn March 15, 2006, members from both parties in Congress supported the creation of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group to review the situation on the ground and propose strategies for the way forward. For more than eight months, the Study Group met with military officers, regional experts, academics, journalists, and high-level government officials from America and abroad. Participants included George W. Bush and members of his cabinet; Bill Clinton; Jalal Talabani; Nouri Kamal al-Maliki; Generals John Abizaid, George Casey, and Anthony Zinni; Colin Powell; Thomas Friedman; George Packer; and many others. This official edition contains the Group’s findings and proposals for improving security, strengthening the new government, rebuilding the economy and infrastructure, and maintaining stability in the region. It is a highly anticipated and essential step forward for Iraq, America, and the world.

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Front Cover: Great Book Jacket and Cover Design

Saturday, December 9th, 2006

Front Cover: Great Book Jacket and Cover DesignYou can’t judge a book by its cover? But some covers simply speak for themselves. The most influential book jacket designs from throughout the 20th century are on display, and the fascinating images track their evolution from throwaway utilitarian “dust jackets” into a powerful modern art form. Three hundred hardcover and paperback book jackets appear in full color, including many from rare first editions seldom seen outside a serious collector’s library. Accompanying analysis commemorates the contributions of top European and American artists like Victor Gollancz, Paul Rand, and Barnett Freedman; explains how cover art styles helped launch such publishing brands as Penguin and Bloomsbury; and explores the impact of today’s digitally designed covers.

Front Cover: Great Book Jacket and Cover Design

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