Category: Book art

Alice in Businessland

Alice in Businessland

At Tantamount we love books and we love a good story. We love digital books and the exciting worlds we can explore through book apps; but we also love traditional print books and think that some of the best stories can be found in the classics we read as children. Recently, we’ve been re-reading Lewis …

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The ugly duckling, a branding parable

The ugly duckling, a branding parable

We all know the story of the ugly duckling who grew up into a swan – one of the most impressive and beautiful of all birds. One of our clients recently said she thought we’d been taking lessons from the story, which set us thinking. If you look on Google images, you’ll find that a …

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The big cover up

The big cover up

This week Tantamount has brought out a compendium of short stories and flash fiction by Spanish journalist, critic and travel writer, Alonso Ibarrola, which gives us a good excuse to ponder the subject of book cover art. The book – Los cuatro libros de Alonso Ibarrola – is available from Amazon.   All round the …

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Multi-talented

Multi-talented

We’ve looked in the past on the Tantamount blog about how a good book is far more than just a well-written text, and we’ve seen the range of different skills and processes involved in producing a book, including the various different types and stages of editing, and the many roles undertaken by the traditional publisher. …

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Putting it all together

Readers who have been following the Tantamount blog for a while will already have heard of Waverley – the small cat with the big miaow. We’ve been working over the last few months with author, David Aston, illustrator, Martin Jones, and narrator Alex Owen-Hill to get together all the various pieces of this delightful children’s …

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The cat’s miaow

One of the pleasures of working in publishing is that you get to work with great writers and artists. One of our current projects is a children’s book, The Cat’s Miaow, by David Aston, and with sketches like this arriving on a regular basis from illustrator Martin Jones, it’s a pleasure to check our inbox …

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