So my readers, all three of you 😉 will notice I’ve deleted some pages that have just been placeholders since starting this blog in October of 2008. I will be moving the site to WordPress.org in a few months or sooner perhaps. I’ve never filled those pages as I soon realized the limitations of properly displaying my work made it not worth the effort here. So the new site will have a little bit different structure and will consolidate my portfolio on what I hope will be a much easier to manage and update platform. I’m looking forward to that. In the meantime you can find some cover samples on my old website: Sue Campbell Graphic Designs. In fact that site will become the domain for this here blog.

I’ve “rethunk” the purposes and direction of this site many times since starting it. And I’m curious to know what kinds of information you’d like to see on the blog or on other static pages? Downloadable articles and design tips? Photoshop “recipes”? Marketing ideas? A work in progress section—where you can vote on your preferences for cover designs? Links to writing and design contests? Please comment if you have ideas! And thanks.

A new book cover design archive…

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I’ve come across a wonderful new site displaying “the best in book cover design” (as selected by these folks). It does look to be very eclectic and inclusive of good works. I’ll let this other blogpost tell the story sinice they did it so well. The FontFeed blog also looks to be a good source for articles on design and typography. Here’s the direct link to The Book Cover Archive.

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If you’re old enough you’ve probably heard stories of how this or that writer got their start writing articles, or poetry, or humor for Reader’s Digest. Well, those days are apparently long ago memories. I recently checked out the Reader’s Digest submissions page, and found that almost every category starts with “We’re sorry,” or “Unfortunately…” It seems that most of their articles are written by staff, they don’t want your poetry,  or artwork, or fiction. That’s not to say that ALL avenues of getting published in RD are closed, though it sort of looks that way. They aren’t very encouraging in their submissions guidlelines, which pretty much say, go away.

You can however still submit your jokes. They even provide an online form to do just that, and if yours is one of the millions submitted that actually make it into the magazine, they’ll pay you a hundred dollars. So, this Catholic Priest, a Rabbi and a starving writer walk into a bar…