“The moment when I can work no more, when the novel or collection of short stories or book-length essay is as done as it’ll ever be, I go looking for works of art that match it tonally. I listen to music with an acquisitive ear. I watch pieces of movies whose titles intrigue me. Most of all, I scan through dozens of websites that collect images by contemporary artists. And then I try to solidify the relationship by using those works as my cover art.” The New Yorker’s Ben Greenman on choosing the cover art for his books.
3. The copy editor, a traditionally marginalised figure, is now in strong demand.
Here’s what I learned, after a month of talking to editors, literary agents, publishers, and other authors: A paperback isn’t just a cheaper version of the book anymore. It’s a makeover. A facelift. And for some, a second shot.
Well, hello, we’ve joined Tumblr!
We’ll be sharing content from across our academic publishing here at Oxford University Press. You’ll find our word of the day from dictionaries, quotations and misquotations from literature and life, snippets from our latest publications, podcasts on the lives of notable people and classic literature, some choice bits from the OUPblog, videos from our authors… the list is endless.
We’ll also be delving into the OUP archives to show you all sorts of interesting ephemera from OUP’s long history and give you an insight into life at OUP today.
Follow us on Tumblr, or find us on your other favourite social media, to be part of our community.
Well, well, well. Look who just joined the Tumblr party!
What happens when the great minds of Tumblr and Chronicle Books unite? A unicorn is born! Wait, no. Awesome Tumblrs like F*ck! I’m in My Twenties and Dads Are the Original Hipsters become hilarious books.
And now, it could be your turn.
We’re looking for the next big humor book idea. This is your chance to get your idea in front of our editors.
Here’s how it works. Pitch us your laugh-out-loud funny book idea using Tumblr. You can use text, photos, animated gifs, artwork, videos—just get our attention. Then our editors will judge the entries and choose a grand-prize winner whose idea will be considered for publication. You may use an existing Tumblr or create a new Tumblr to illustrate your book idea. Just remember: we’re looking for humor.
To enter, tag a post “Tumblr Book Search” and include:
1) The title of your humor book
2) A written synopsis of your idea (200 words or less)
3) Examples of the book’s concept (can be photos, animated gifs, artwork, video, text, or any media supported by Tumblr)
Then, hop over here to give us your basic contact information and the link to your post.
1 Grand Prize:
· Book idea considered for publication
· $300 of Chronicle books
· Your Tumblr featured on Tumblr Tuesday
· Feedback session with a Chronicle Books editor
· Feedback session with Rachel Fershleiser, Tumblr’s Director of Literary Outreach and co-creator of the New York Times Bestselling Six-Word Memoir Book Series
· And more!
· $100 of Chronicle books
· Written critique from Chronicle Books editors
· Feedback session with Rachel Fershleiser
Questions? Email email@example.com
Does your blog have what it takes to be Chronicle’s “next big humor book idea?”