Julia Fellner

Julia Fellner is the writer of the novels To be a Hero and Revealed, as well as the short story collection Adventure Stories of Pirates, Robots and Coconuts.

abookblog:

I want these bookshelves. 

abookblog:

I want these bookshelves. 

(Source: travel-books-life)

What is a book jacket and why does it bleed?

kittyinthestars:

When you want to produce a printed book you will need more than just a cover, you need an entire book jacket. A book jacket consists of the cover, the spine and the back cover. Apart from having to design the spine and back cover, don’t forget they should include information on them as well.

“The world was a terrible place, cruel, pitiless, dark as a bad dream. Not a good place to live. Only in books could you find pity, comfort, happiness - and love. Books loved anyone who opened them, they gave you security and friendship and didn’t ask anything in return; they never went away, never, not even when you treated them badly.”

—   Cornelia Funke (via abookblog)

How does one become a hero?

kittyinthestars:

This is a question which has always interested me? In literature we often have the trope of the Chosen One, whether it be Harry Potter or Buffy Summers. Here we have the reluctant hero who was chosen by a prophecy to fulfil a great destiny.

I wanted something different. Valerie’s tragedy in the…

“One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time.”

—   Carl Sagan (via abookblog)

“Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.”

—   Jane Smiley, Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel (via abookblog)

The Evolution of a Cover

kittyinthestars:

Reaching the final version of a book cover takes time. There are many steps of trying things out and finding out what works and what doesn’t.

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This was one of the first designs my cover artist Julia sent me. When I agreed it was the prefect design, she drew it again and coloured it in.

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