Category: New books

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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Book design: things to consider

Book design: things to consider

Book design doesn’t just depend on the content that is to appear inside the covers: from genre to readership to distribution channel, there are many external factors to consider, too. This overview of the factors involved should help indie authors, particularly of non-fiction works, understand what their designer needs to know to get things right. …

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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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News round up

There’s always a lot going on at Tantamount, so today we’ll have a quick round up of the last few weeks and current projects: We’ve designed and launched a new website for Alonso Ibarrola, whose first book, Depetris, was published in Spain in 1961 – over half a century ago. We’re proud that when Ibarrola …

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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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