Printer’s Errors in PRINTER’S ERROR

As is right and true with the workings of the world, our book about human error in the history of print contains a number of errors that we caught too late to change for the first printing.   Food for Bibliographers Now they’re fated to become the bibliographic points – the details we check to…

Thirty Years of Cover Designs for The Handmaid’s Tale

In the 30+ years since Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale was published, this dystopian classic has been through more cover re-designs than you might think. What comes to mind for most of us is the image of a woman in red, wearing that unsettlingly sharp white cap, dwarfed by an enormous wall. As a rare…

Lizzie Borden’s Basement & The Cover Design of Printer’s Error

JP Romney and I were thrilled when we learned that HarperCollins had gone out of its way to bring on a highly-sought letterpress printer, Ross MacDonald, to design the cover of our book Printer’s Error. If you look at the lettering on the front cover, you’ll notice a depth to it that was created through…

PRINTER’S ERROR: Irreverent Stories from Book History

My book on books, PRINTER’S ERROR, is available via HarperCollins: Iconoclastic Bibliophilia My co-author is J.P. Romney (author of THE MONSTER ON THE ROAD IS ME), and for those of you who listen to our podcast (Biblioclast), you ought to have a sense of what this combination means: nerdy jokes, quirky history, and iconoclastic bibliophilia. Irreverent…