I was so pleased when my blogging friend and author, Liesa Malik, asked me to write a guest post on her wonderful blog. I always look forward to her posts, her reflections on the creative process, and updates on her beautiful German Shepard.
Check out Liesa’s great blog and my guest post by clicking here: “The Copyright Page”
You had me at ‘German Shepherd”.
Her German Shepard is so cute – you have to look at her previous posts and see some photos!
Ahh! A woman with my own heart! Thanks, Paperback Princess. Proph is a joy, even with all his shedding. Wishing you well.
They are the best dogs. I have a nearly 4 year old, Henrik. And yes, he would be the perfect dog, if he didn’t shed even half so much.
Clever post. I really enjoyed it. 🙂
Thanks, Carrie. It was a fun one to write as I had to decide which examples to use.
thanks for the tweet too!
It never occurred to me NOT to read copyright, dedication, acknowledgement pages; after all, they too often provide so many clues and curios about the book and background. Thank you Letizia for honing in on those precious pages!
I’m happy to know others read the copyright page as well. Perhaps most people do, I’m not sure. I’m always fascinated by the dedication page as well!
Awesome post. Just dropped a comment into her moderation hopper!
Thanks, Stan, will check it out!
An original piece and great to see how different they can be and how creative!
They can be a source of such varied information (and that last one is so fun, isn’t it?). Thanks for the tweet, Claire!
I love that coffee cup copyright page – I want one of those in my books! 😀
I am sure with you on that, Dianne! Maybe some day.
Clever post, Letizia. If I do neglect to look at the copyright page, shame on me. It’s full of goodies. I loved reading The Namesake.
The Namesake was good wasn’t it? (The movie was as well). I love all her books, especially her last book of short stories. Glad you enjoyed the post, Lynne – thanks for checking it out.
Thanks so much for your wonderful post, Letizia! What a generous spirit you have. Wishing you every success, always.
It’s always fun to write a guest post but there’s a special joy in the post-writing, when we get to co-reply on people’s comments. The whole process has been lovely. Looking forward to doing it again in the new year!
Such a creative post, as always! I left a comment on the other blog too 🙂
That copyright page of Fili’s has to be the most creative I have ever seen. Thanks for sharing it.
She has done quite a few creative ones like that, in different shapes. The first one she ever did was for a gardening book. She noticed that the words started to look like a tree so she asked the publisher if she could deliberately shape it into a tree.
Great post Letizia, I enjoyed a new take on the copyright page!
So glad you enjoyed it, Andrea. Thanks for reading it and the tweet too!
Great job, honey! Love seeing you guesting places, you famous thing. It’s funny because I recently started looking at the copyright page and didn’t realize it until I read your post.
I can’t remember when I started paying attention to the copyright page (maybe as an undergrad??) but it’s been fun to hear that so many others look at it too. Maybe I shouldn’t have been so surprised.
Leave it to you to help us all realize something lovely like that. 🙂
Great post… The legal elements should never be tossed aside!.
Thanks for sharing and all the best to you, Letizia!, Aquileana 😛
Gracias! You are right, these things should never be tossed aside.
A wonderful post. There is always a story within a story, within a story. Books are living, joyous companions. There is a communication that occurs between two people (author & reader) that will, in all likelihood never meet. With books, we are not limited to time, space or location. We converse with the past, just as easily as having coffee with a friend. You are so right, Letizia – the Copyright Page is essential, as are the forwards and epilogue. Can you imagine if J.R.R. Tolkien had left out the appendices?
Books really are companions, you are so right. And there is the story that is told and the story of the creation of the book itself. I always love your take on reading and books.
Always a pleasure and privilege to share a dialogue. 🙂
Neat post, Letizia. I enjoyed the shots of the various copyright pages — especially the one in the shape of a teacup. That’s really letting the creativity “spill over.”
‘spill over’ hee hee. Wouldn’t it be great if some of the words did indeed spill over? Perhaps they could be the dedication!
Great post. Well, I read books in French and in those “old” books, for example from 1968, the publisher tells that copyright is valid for all countries including Russia and Scandinavian countries.
Why the publisher separately mentions Scandinavian countries? Why Finland is not included into all countries of the world, why to exclude it?
This has caused some smile to me during years.