Make your book a collector’s dream.

I was sent this Tweet a few days. I had no idea art collectors watched and brought books for the art work of the covers. (I have never transferred anything from Twitter. So bear with me if I gets it wrong.)  Each tweet is what the book collector had to say. I asked the only artist I knows about this  constituent or element of the art world and she said yes, it’s true. Collectors look at things differently. The art world is different from the literature world and a collector’s world is far more broader in what’s considered art in the literary world. That’s why collectors search for book art in antique stores.  Depending on who designed it or painted it, the skills of the artist and many other factors such as blending of colors, brush strokes, pencil etching and etc.  The cover can be worth a lot especially if it’s an original reprint. I also asked about the subject of ‘the cinematic look’ and what exactly was the woman referring to? She explained the collector was speaking of digital created or digitally remastered art. I then wanted to know does it make a difference? She said yes, because a shrewd collector can tell the difference between that which is created by  hand and that created by digital. Art created by hand holds the highest value in the art world.

Now, my question is how can a writer appease both the art and literary world? Or do we just keep doing what we do which is write and let the two worlds of art figure it out? 🙂


Maylene Flowers

Jun 13

Books are a lot like coins and stamps. They don’t necessarily have to have a hardcover to be desirable but the artwork has to be real art. Collectors buy the book to keep it for the value to increase the same as they do stamps and coins and other art works.

Maylene Flowers

Jun 13

A little known secret, book doesn’t have to be a bestseller, 500 years old and the author dead to become highly sought after in the art world for the cover and errors. The art world operates by a different platform than the literary world. Books are form of art.


Maylene Flowers

Jun 13

Maylene Flowers

What readers, the publisher and others consider an error often makes the book more valuable. A printer or author’s error can sometimes increase the value of a book. Especially a signed first edition.


Maylene Flowers

I know the cinematic look is popular with readers especially online readers but it doesn’t transfer very well into desirability in the art world.


Make your book a collctor’s dream.

These are the few I copied.There’s much more on Twitter.

About unholypursuit

A. White, an award winning former librarian, who is also a long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and later at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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