Monthly Archives: July 2012

Jelbert 30/07/12 – ideas on publicising ebooks

The support staff at iTunes iBookstore have been incredibly helpful and the lovely Megan sent me a few tips recently on how to publicise my books (created with Apple’s ‘iBooks Author’). Here is a short summary of the ideas I … Continue reading

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Jelbert 28/07/12 – inspired by Olympic ceremony!

After seeing the Olympic opening ceremony last night, I was inspired to make an illustration for my book this morning about the English countryside! I got up at 5:30 and found myself cutting up pieces of coloured paper and a … Continue reading

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Jelbert 25/07/12 – first letter to a literary agent

This is me sitting at my art desk. Nothing much has changed, apart from the fact that I no longer tuck in my pyjamas. Ever since I was little, I have always wanted to make books. My mother had the good fortune … Continue reading

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Jelbert 24/07/12 – junk shop junky

This weekend I had a look around an impromptu art gallery that was showing paintings in an old, victorian swimming pool (this much loved pool is sadly being turned into a library and this was our last chance to have … Continue reading

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Walker 22/07/12 – standing room only

For a long time I have been aware that, as a computer geek, I spend too many hours sat in front of a computer screen. For most of that time, I never thought that there was an alternative – if … Continue reading

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Jelbert 21/07/12 – ‘Kids Book Review’

This week I was really pleased to find a review of my new book ‘Tales by Torchlight: Shoe Zoo’ in the ‘Kids Book Review’. Link: http://www.kids-bookreview.com/2012/07/ebook-review-shoe-zoo-tales-by.html Loads of blogs and websites have a link to this great review site so it … Continue reading

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Jelbert 19/07/12 – using Photoshop to ‘tweak’ images of artwork

The top picture is an old example of how we used to take photos – outside in even light. We now use studio lamps indoors, which gives more even and brighter results (and you don’t have to wait until the … Continue reading

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