Tag Archives: publishing

No deal for Google digital book plan

NEW YORK (AFP) – A US judge dealt a major setback to Google’s plans for a vast digital library and online bookstore, rejecting a settlement hammered out by the Internet giant with authors and publishers..MORE

Sequel to Catcher in the Rye ‘banned in USA

A book billed as the sequel to JD Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye has been banned from release in the US, according to reports…

According to the late author’s lawyers, the book – published in the UK in June 2009 – was “a rip-off, pure and simple”.

The Swedish author claimed his book – which features a character based on Salinger’s anti-hero Holden Caulfield – was a literary commentary and not a sequel….MORE http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-12181223

Vintage “McCall’s” Magazines


Leon Carroll’s Beautiful Flowers

Here are four lovely examples of Leon Carroll’s talent as an illustrator:
House Beautiful – Combined with Home & Field” Magazines 1935-1936. Covers by Leon Carroll.


William Faulkner Pulp Fiction Cover Art

Steamy Cover Illustrations for "Mosquitos" by William Faulkner -  Dell #708

Steamy Cover Illustrations for "Mosquitos" by William Faulkner - Dell #708

“WETBACK” – Pulp Fiction

Wetback by William O’Farrell was published by Dell, New York in 1956.

“His name was Rudolf Valentino Callahan, and he lived up to it, as a good many girls had already found out. His job was border patrolman policing the Rio Grande for illegal Mexican wetbacks, who were hungry for the dirt-cheap pay in the rich Texas fields….”

Book Covers and the World Trade Center – New York

Outstanding architecture eventually becomes a part of our lives and culture. This collection of of book covers features the New York World Trade Center / Twin Towers prior to September, 11, 2001.

If you find more examples please send them to us.