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Old 05-31-2013, 11:52 AM   #46
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:58 AM   #47
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yep. and ghu is a general term in the science fiction crowd, or it used to be, because of course SF fans would *never* be so coarse as to swear... alas, I think it's long out of fashion.
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:32 PM   #48
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yep. and ghu is a general term in the science fiction crowd, or it used to be, because of course SF fans would *never* be so coarse as to swear... alas, I think it's long out of fashion.
Sometimes I think I liked "unexpurgated unprintability" better.
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:01 AM   #49
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Dragons and Dreams promo?

a postcard design - comments? too many words in too small a type?

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Old 06-04-2013, 12:18 PM   #50
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Looks interesting. Maybe "Parents will enjoy the stories for how they are the right length for bedtime reading and children will enjoy them for their colorful characters. "
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:45 PM   #51
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should I maybe cut out the blurb entirely? like this?
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:12 PM   #52
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should I maybe cut out the blurb entirely? like this?
No. Then you have that big chunk of empty space in the corner and it throws things off balance.
Maybe just something like "Brave princesses, grumpy dragons, princes competing for a kingdom, these and many other beings of fairy tale to be found within." Then have the note about the other two books below that. Maybe have the words on a background of a scrolled up paper.

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Old 06-04-2013, 01:22 PM   #53
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I think you need some blurb in there, but maybe a little shorter. Remove the middle 11 words after "tales" and up to "They" to leave: "These six modern fairy tales are just the right length..."
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Old 06-04-2013, 02:34 PM   #54
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I don't like the way Bedtime Stories runs into the "g" of Dragons. Same thing with your name running into the banner.
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:24 PM   #55
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I think you need some blurb in there, but maybe a little shorter. Remove the middle 11 words after "tales" and up to "They" to leave: "These six modern fairy tales are just the right length..."
I did like the original, but can see the point with cutting some wordage. I think I'd drop the length bit as well. "These six modern fairy tales are just right for bedtime reading."

Hmm, while looking at this, the picture made me think of "Tea with the Black Dragon" by R. A. MacAvoy.
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Old 06-05-2013, 09:49 AM   #56
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McAvoy's book was published in 83, and A Princess for Tea was first created in 96 or so. There may have been an unconscious spinoff from the title, but the stories are totally unalike.
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Old 06-09-2013, 02:51 PM   #57
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Here's another cover, for a non-fiction book of an entirely different stripe from my fairy tales. It's about the intersection of religion and mental illness.
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Looks like a good start! Some slight suggestions: That word at the bottom (name?) is hard to read, I would at least change the color of it. The title probably should be a bit bigger so its more readable in the thumbnail.
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Looks like a good start! Some slight suggestions: That word at the bottom (name?) is hard to read, I would at least change the color of it. The title probably should be a bit bigger so its more readable in the thumbnail.
Ditto.

I do like the image.
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Another cover: The Snarls

Yes, I used Comic Sans deliberately - this is a humorous story, geared maybe at ages 3 to 6 or 7, maybe 8 depending on the 8yo. This short story is destined to be free.
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