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What is a digital book

A digital book (also known as electronic book, e-book or ebook) is a lengthy publication that has been published in a digital format. Reading it requires a digital device, such as an e-reader, tablet, computer or smartphone. Nowadays most books are published in 2 version: printed and digital, but there are also books that are published exclusively in a digital format.

The paper format is better for some people, while others prefer the digital version. Each format has it’s own unique advantages, but we’re going to focus now on digital books.

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We rarely think about the literal meaning of idioms in our mother tongue. But when you learn a new language idioms will always get your attention, puzzle you or make you laugh. Some of them make sense the moment you hear them, while others need a little bit of explaining.

Personally, I think idioms are the gems of a language. I’ve always been fascinated by them. (more…)

writing

J.K. Rowling is one of the greatest storytellers of our time, and her magical Harry Potter series has become a worldwide phenomenon. She’s the first billionaire author and one of the most famous writers of our time, so she’s someone whose advice you can trust.

If you need some tips or if you’re struggling with content writing in any way, keep on reading. All her advice comes from experience, and it can be applied to any form of writing. (more…)

writers

When you hear the word “writer”, the first thing that pops into your mind is probably book author. However, there are many other types of writers out there: bloggers, columnists, screenplay writers, copywriters, journalists and so on.

What does it take to become a writer? All that is requiered is a little creativity and a lot of determination, because finding the right tool isn’t a problem anymore. (Flipsnack is a perfectly good solution) (more…)

how to promote a book

If you are about to publish your own book in the near future (and not only), we recommend you keep in mind a few aspects regarding promotion before you actually go public. Prepare the ground for what is about to come so that it can be appreciated to its full potential.

It’s like not eating sweets before dinner. In order for you not to sabotage yourself, we suggest you follow some of these (free!) tips, that will help you be at your A game. (more…)

How to be a great editor

Guest / Books / August 2nd, 2016

Whether you’re writing for an entrepreneurship magazine like I do, or a high-performing blog, or working on a best-selling novel, you always need a good editor.

Good editing is important, because no matter how good of a wordsmith you may be, you always need more than one pair of eyes. Writers often get too close to their work and in doing so find themselves making mistakes, whether that’s making simple typos or crafting out whole sections of prose that don’t hold together. (more…)

The Evolution of Book Cover Design

Patricia Coroi / Books, Design school / June 16th, 2016 / 1 Comment »

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Everyone knows the age-old saying “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover”, but we have to be realistic and admit that everyone does that. A great book cover design should make you think. It should communicate about the story that is between the covers, to spark an interest about the topic.

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Writer's block

Writer’s block can happen to anyone: writer, marketer, blogger. To name a few reasons, it can appear when you’re stressed out, burnt-out, depressed, anxious or stuck in a rut.

It feels like your creative juices aren’t flowing and your muse is not speaking to you. The realisation that you’re stuck can worsen your symptoms. (more…)

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What do you say to the axiom “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover”?

My reaction is, Oh go ahead.

This is the atipic answer, that Chip Kidd, “the rock star of dust jacket” gave during an interview. It’s a clear pointer to his bold personality, which shines in real life as much as it does through his designs.

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How to make a book presentation

Patricia Coroi / Books, Design school / May 10th, 2016

I was recently asked to design a book promo in both Indesign and Flipsnack, to show publishers how well Flipsnack works for them. I chose one of my favorite authors, Donald Miller.

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