publishers

I do love you. I still love you.
I will never tell you that, though. There’s no use. Our time is over. Telling myself this is most difficult when I see you. When you speak to me. When I see you at that bar neither of us
gave up since our break up or the corner gas station. I hate how small this town is. I love you though.

You’re still so sweet to me. You say hello, with that smile that could melt thin air. Your eyes still look at me the same. Or is it that I only still choose to look at them the same? My heart beats out of my chest, if you looked hard enough you’d see it. You say hello, then we have a short conversation. But my heart knows no boundaries. My words are homesick and miss you being their home. I love you and my heart can’t keep secrets. So when we say goodbye, there’s nothing more my heart wants than to grab your hand and tell you I love you. I miss my lips on your forehead before you’d leave. Remember that?

I can’t say I love you. But I can’t say goodbye.
So instead I cope with this by using any other three word phrase. See you later, take care now, until next time. It’s saying it, without saying it. Those three words, each word replacing the ones I wish I could still use. I’m getting better at it. I’m getting better at loving you from afar.

You looked beautiful tonight,
You were never one to wear white. You’d always wear black. At least with me. You’ve curled your hair in a way I’ve never seen before. A bit more messy, good messy. You looked so alive. I’m glad we’re both still in this small town I hate, running into each other every now and then. Because you make me feel alive too.

“Until next time.”
—  Those Three Words // a.m.g.
Dear Publishers

I love buying your books but PLEASE DON’T

  • change the covers halfway through a series, could you at least wait until the series is over and then re-print? Or print the old versions as well?
  • change the size of the paperbacks halfway through a series, now my bookshelf is messed up thanks
  • if people aren’t complaining about the covers they are probably fine, don’t change them 

Please DO:

  • Put the number on the front of books and the spines so I know what order the series is in when I’m in a bookshop
  • sell series in sets for a discounted price
  • talk to the readers more about what they like regarding cover designs
  • add illustrations to the inside cover pages, I love illustrations
  • Spines in a series that make a rainbow, my heart
  • COVERS THAT COME TOGETHER TO MAKE A BIG PICTURE

‘Hi-Tec Software - ‘Hanna-Barbera’’
[’Hong Kong Phooey’, ‘Ruff and Reddy’, ‘Atom Ant’, ‘Yogi’s Great Escape’]

[SPEC / ST / C64 / AMI / ATARI 8-BIT / CPC]
[UK] [MAGAZINE] [1990]

  • Computer and Video Games, September 1990 (#106)
    • Scanned by Jason Scott, via The Internet Archive
  • Hi-Tec Software presents an offering of licensed Hanna-Barbera games for your home computer! Ready for an all-nighter of ‘Ruff and Reddy’?
Gratitude for new followers

I promise you I have like 5 pages of voltron comics planned and illustrations.
I however will be meeting with actual comic publishers with a chance at a comic career beginning of May so I’ve been silent as I work on personal projects to showcase.

Please bare with me and normal scheduling will resume

In the age of Amazon, used bookstores are making an unlikely comeback

Early next month, Pablo Sierra is opening a used bookstore in Northwest Washington — an unlikely bet in the digital age made even more inconceivable, given that his only experience with books is reading them.

“I guess it is pretty crazy,” Sierra said, echoing an observation shared by some of his friends.

Or maybe not. Sierra, like ­other book lovers, has read articles about slowing e-book sales and watched as independent bookstores such as Politics and Prose thrive, catering to readers who value bookish places as cultural hubs and still think the best reading device is paper.

Used bookstores, with their quintessential quirkiness, eclectic inventory and cheap prices, find themselves in the catbird seat as the pendulum eases back toward print. In many cities, that’s a de facto position: They’re the only book outlets left.

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Things I want in more books
  • illustrations on the inside pages. you know how you open The Wrath and the Dawn and there’s the beautiful picture of Shahrzad? MORE OF THOSE
    • i want this to be a normal thing in hardcovers
    • go big or go home. have a full page illustration of the opening scene
    • wouldn’t that be awesome
  • for heaven’s sake make sure there’s a blurb on the paperbacks. because sometimes there’s just quotes from reviews and other authors and that’s ridiculous
  • less describing female characters in terms of their attractiveness. if you don’t introduce every male character like that don’t do it for the girls. this pisses me off.
  • more books without romance
  • make it easier to get signed books! not everyone can get to book signings. please i’m jealous
  • more books where the spines do pretty things like make a rainbow or a picture or a face or just somehow go together really nicely
    • in the same vein, more authors whose books match. you know how all rainbow rowell books are like pastel-ish and look hand drawn? like the books themselves don’t match but the author has a general aesthetic
  • i thought i had more of these i’m gonna have to add to this
The only way I can be myself is to smash things. I’ll never write a book to suit the publishers. I've written too many books. Sleepwalking books. You know what I mean. Millions and millions of words - all in the head. They’re banging around up there, like gold pieces. I’m tired of making gold pieces. I’m sick of these calvary charges… in the dark. Every word I put down now must be an arrow that goes straight to the mark. A poisoned arrow. I want to kill off books, writers, publishers, readers. To write for the public doesn’t mean a thing to me. What I’d like is to write for madmen - or for the angels.
—  from Nexus by Henry Miller
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The Haldeman-Julius Company was founded in 1919 in Girard, Kansas. In 1923, they began publishing “Little Blue Books,” which measured 3.5″ x 5″ and sold for 5 cents each. The founders – Marcet Halderman and Emanuel Julius – were a husband and wife team who believed so strongly in gender equality that they combined their surnames and went by “Mrs. and Mr. Marcet and Emanuel Haldeman-Julius.”