In Review: The Week of August 27

This week we interviewed a book cover designer, shared tips on getting the most out of a publishing internship, said bon voyage to CarryOnBooks, and more. 


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On the Blog

~ Because reading and empathy go hand in hand, we imagined ourselves in the shoes of various characters and challenged ourselves to a mental game Sink or Swim?.~ Hit the Ground Running (Blue Moon Publishers) inspired by a father-daughter trip to a museum, “creepy things that come back from the dead […] and, as advertised, parkour.”~ Designer Michel Vrana discussed the process behind his cover forOriginal Prin (Biblioasis), describing the cover concept as a “balancing act of ‘humour,’ ‘family,’ and ‘suicide bomber.’”~ All Lit Up intern Lubna shared some useful tips for getting the most out of your publishing internship. ~ We looked at some of the sales trends in the three-month trip of CarryOnBooks, our book vending machine at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. 

Around the Web

~ Is Instagram informing book cover designs? The Guardian. ~ For back-to-school season, Electric Lit. ~ Award-winning Canadian novelist Ann Ireland, author of Where’s Bob? (Biblioasis) and others, died at the age of 65. RIP, Ann

What Else We’re Reading

Staffer Lubna read Somewhere a Long and Happy Life Probably Awaits You by Jill Sexsmith (ARP Books), a short story collection that “portrays the hauntingly beautiful ways in which people deal with grief, loss, and sorrow on their path to giving life a meaning.”