Coperți fără cărți

Momentul în care trebuie aleasă coperta unei cărții este unul dintre cele mai dificile momente prin care trece un scriitor înainte de publicare. Nici pentru ilustratorii de coperți nu este ușor, întrucât poate fi începutul unei lupte  de idei.

O copertă de carte trebuie să îndeplinească atâtea criterii, să nu fie prea închisă, prea deschisă, să dea bine pe web, să fie atractivă atât pentru bărbați cât și pentru femei și așa mai departe.

Importanța coperții pentru succesul unei cărți este foarte mare. Ilustratorul, scriitorul și editorul petrec mult timp până ajung la decizia finală comună .

Totuși, în ciuda faptului că unele coperți au fost respinse și nu au fost  niciodată coperți de cărți ‘în carne și oase’, artiștii nu au putut să renunțe prea la ele și le-au făcut publice pe internet. Le  puteți vedea mai jos, împreună cu coperțile care au luat drumul tiparului…

Care e preferata voastră? Dați clic pe copertă pentru afla decizia editorilor.

The Information, James Gleick, 2011

James GleickIn the beginning was the word, according to John. We are the species that named itself Homo sapiens, the one who knows... The greatest gift of Prometheus to humanity was not fire after all: “Numbers, too, chiefest of sciences, I invented for them, and the combining of letters, creative mother of the Muses’ arts, with which to hold all things in memory.” The alphabet was a founding technology of information. The telephone, the fax machine, the calculator, and, ultimately, the computer are only the latest innovations devised for saving, manipulating, and communicating knowledge.

Manhood for Amateurs, Michael Chabon, 2010/ 2011

Michael ChabonThe Pulitzer Prize-winning author— “an immensely gifted writer and a magical prose stylist” (Michiko Kakutani, New York Times)—offers his first major work of nonfiction, an autobiographical narrative as inventive, beautiful, and powerful as his acclaimed, award-winning fiction. A shy manifesto, an impractical handbook, the true story of a fabulist…

David Brooks

This is the happiest story you’ve ever read. It’s about two people who led wonderfully fulfilling lives. They had engrossing careers, earned the respect of their friends, and made important contributions to their neighborhood, their country, and their world. And the odd thing was, they weren’t born geniuses. They did okay on the SAT and IQ tests and that sort of thing, but they had no extraordinary physical or mental gifts.

Zadie SmithYou’re either for me or against me, thought Alex-Li Tandem, referring to the daylight and, more generally, to the day. He stretched flat and made two fists. He was fully determined to lie right here until he was given something to work with, something noble, something fine. He saw no purpose in leaving his bed for a day that was against him from the get-go. He had tried it before; no good could come from it.

Our taboo against dog eating says something about dogs and a great deal about us. The French, who love their dogs, sometimes eat their horses. The Spanish, who love their horses, sometimes eat their cows. The Indians, who love their cows, sometimes eat their dogs. While written in a much different context, George Orwell’s words (from Animal Farm ) apply here: “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” The protective emphasis is not a law of nature; it comes from the stories we tell about nature.

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