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Publishing & Literature

The publishing world is going through a wild deep crises due to the emergence of eBooks on the market, yet not a revolution that is affecting all countries in the same manner but rather is widening the gap between the literature in English with respect the other languages.

The Maze of the Riddler

It is available at the best Italian bookstores the second novel of the saga of the Source of the Worlds, entitled «The Maze of the Riddler», published by the cultural association «I Doni delle Muse». The Maze of the Riddler Publisher I Doni Delle Muse, ISBN: 978-88-9916-723-3, 330 pages, cover price &euro [...]

The Hordes of Darkness, Del...

First edition of the second volume of the Cycle of the Black Blade, published by Delos Digital and available in Kindle and ePub formats. The Hordes of Darkness Series: Odyssey Digital Fantasy, Issue: #9, Publisher: Delos Digital, ISBN: 978-88-653-0746-5, Pages: 821, Cover illustrator: Michela Cacciatore. Back cover The invasion [...]

The Black Blade, Delos Digi...

New revised edition of the first volume of the Cycle of the Black Blade, published by Delos Digital and available in Kindle and ePub formats. The Black Blade Series: Odyssey Digital Fantasy, Issue: #8, Publisher: Delos Digital, ISBN: 978-88-653-0698-7, Pages: 612, Cover illustrator: Michela Cacciatore. Back cover It's been six y [...]

How to add space before a h...

In many novels, the chapter heading does not start at the top of page, but below, in the middle of the first half of page, as in the following example: To do that in Word, you have to create a style that has the following characteristics: centered paragraph, page break before, some space before. For instance: Font: 18 pt, [...]

Homo Cyberneticus

Which one of you read the story of Bruce Bethke «Cyberpunk»? Although it was not the first of its kind, that story has given rise to a new sub-genre in the field of fantastic fiction that took its name from that publication. Perhaps one of the most famous exponents of the genre is William Ford Gibson, author of several sho [...]

Thought (58)

A writer is not great for what he writes but for how he gives a boost to the imagination of the reader. Dario de Judicibus, Cinecittà, February 18th, 2015 Translations Uno scrittore non è grande per quello che scrive ma per quello che stimola nella fantasia del lettore. Un écrivain ne est pas idéal pour ce qu'il éc [...]

The Passage to Ywerddon

Well, eventually it's out. Originally written at the request of Armenia publisher, who then decided not to venture into fantasy literature for young people, the first novel of the Source of the Worlds saga, whose title is «The Passage to Ywerddon» will be officially published by the cultural association «I Doni delle Muse& [...]

Dragon’s Blood

The publishing crisis certainly has not made life easier for many Italian authors, especially those of fantastic fiction, a literary genre that is not so popular in Italy, so I'm really pleased to announce that an anthology of historical and fantasy short stories entitled «Sangue di Drago» (Dragon's Blood) is under distribution [...]

Nothing for posterity

We live the age of information and multimedia content. Nowadays more than 2 billion people are connected to the web and produce every day a billion terabytes of data, which is more or less 90% of those that have been produced in the last two years, although many data are in fact redundant or duplicate. An explosive exponential progression, [...]

A Perfect Murder

⇆ «Delitto perfetto» di Dario de Judicibus 3ª edizione, 2012, Amazon.it "Si tratta di un delitto." Quando Albert aveva aperto la porta della piccola mansarda nella quale abitava e che spuntava, come un'isoletta del Pacifico, in mezzo a un mare di tetti di cotto e di altane piastrellate, non si aspett [...]

The State of the Art of Pub...

⇆   Il mercato italiano dell'editoria non è affatto semplice, soprattutto adesso, e non solo in seguito alla profonda crisi economico-finanziaria che sta attraversando il nostro Paese ma anche a causa di una difficoltà fisiologica ad adattarsi ai molti cambiamenti che stanno avvenendo sul mercato editoriale a livello mondiale. [...]

C’è un limite a tutto...

È notizia di pochi giorni fa la decisione da parte della SIAE di chiedere i diritti d'autore anche per tutti i trailer cinematografici che vengono pubblicati in rete. Oggi leggo sull'Espresso una notizia ancora più sconcertante, ovvero che un funzionario della SIAE di Martina Franca ha multato con 205 euro 14 bambini di Chernobyl per vio [...]

Harry Potter and the Deathl...

Wednesday I went to see, along with my daughter, the second part of the film «Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows». From a cinematographic point of view I have no concerns: it is a good movie, well built, with decent special effects and good picture. What disappointed me a little bit, however, was the comparison with the [...]

The heart in the palace

⇆ Venerdì sera, tornando da una lunga giornata di lavoro, ho trovato ad aspettarmi un pacchetto piuttosto sottile. Ero talmente stanco che l'ho aperto d'istinto gettando solo una rapida occhiata alla busta... Provincia di Roma. Oh, bella, mi sono detto... e perché mai qualcuno dalla Provincia di Roma dovrebbe mandarmi un pacch [...]

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