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There is no real grammatical rule for this and the very fact that you are using emoji shows that grammar probably isn't very important. That being said, from what I see on social media, most people use emojis sort of like punctuation, not text, putting it at the end of a sentence instead of a period/exclamation point. Example: Today was a great day 😀 I ...


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I have an insight that might or not help you : I once had the very same question, but for my native language: French. I sent a mail to the "Académie française", which is the french official language institute. After some days I got a very pedantic response telling me that I should not use emojis in any sentence as they were a display of my lack of ability ...


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There are exceptions to the "no illustrations" trend. For example, Susanna Clarke's Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrel is filled with black-and-white illustrations reminiscent of the wood engravings that would have accompanied 19th-century books. This is in line with the novel's general style, a tribute to 19th century literature. However, in general, you ...


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Books for young children --including novels --are almost always illustrated, and the younger the audience age, the more elaborate and central the illustrations. Middle grade novels frequently have at-least spot illustrations --and novel/graphic-novel hybrids like the Wimpy Kid series are not uncommon. Even young adult novels often have at least some ...


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I can't remember which book series it was but it included a map at the start of the book of the entire continent where the story took place and at the start of each chapter another map that was zoomed in to province/state the chapter was taking place in. And at the end the same map again but this time with a dotted line showing the characters journey. ...


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Emoji is new and I believe there haven't any grammar rules related to emojis. You can put it before, after, or even as a full-stop. If you ask me, I prefer to put it as a substitute of punctuation marks. However, I sometimes put it before punctuation marks, indicating that the emoji is still part of the sentence (describing that sentence). Example: I didn't ...


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A sentence is made up of words, hence Emoji should have no place in them. Putting them after a full stop is the most sensible option. Writing out a sentence, then inserting an Emoji, then the full stop interferes with grammar rules, there will be an ugly space between the last word and the full stop. An Emoji at the end of a sentence should not be seen as ...


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I've had very good luck with fiverr.com (yes, two r's). It is called "fiverr" because the artists are supposed to be able to do some (relatively small) thing for $5 US. I have zero financial interest in it, and I only recommend it because for me it has worked great. I've gotten over twenty pieces of art there, from about four different artists. You can ...


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Think about people who may use a screenreader (or like audiobooks) E-Books are very important and a lot of books are sold as hard-copies and as e-books alike. This allows people with a disability to "read" books, for example by using a screenreader. (That's also why it's important on sites like StackExchange to always provide a useful image description ...


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There are sites where artists who do book covers list themselves as looking for work. And there are individual websites or social media for various artists. Look around and find someone you like, or at least get a sense of the style you're looking for. No artist can duplicate every style, though some are better at it than others. Your ideal is an artist ...


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In general, @Galastel is correct; the problem is the costs. That said, the first Harry Potter Book by J.K. Rowling contains "illustrations", my copy of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" contains graphical signatures, symbols or handwriting on 9 pages. These are all black and white only; and typically no more than a quarter page tall. In at least one ...


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Maps are useful supplemental material for a novel, but can prove awkward if a novel becomes overly reliant on them for clarity. While it is now less of an issue than it has been in the past decades, it is still worth keeping the potential limitations in mind while writing. Graphics are, and effectively always will be, a slightly less flexible medium ...


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You need to consult with a lawyer. This question overlaps with contract law and copyright law and seeing as you don't have any of the original contracts it will be difficult to establish what happened. Presumably, however, the author of the book has also lost whatever agreements were in place, or they could provide copies for you? I'm going to assume you're ...


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Do you have photo permissions from every person in every picture? If you don't, your question is irrelevant. You can't just publish pictures of other people without their permission. Nude pictures are particularly sensitive.


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First, always include a picture of the finished product. It helps me, as the customer, realise what it is they're trying to achieve, it helps me see whether my intermediary stage is in the right direction, or completely not. It also makes me drool and want to make and eat that particular recipe. Without the picture, I'm in the dark. With that starting point,...


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Follow the rules set out on the page you want to copy from. The railway schedule is part of the Bob MacIntosh Collection. Bob has given the DARDPI wiki permission to use his image collection and for individuals to enjoy them for their own personal study of the D.A.R. Bob MacIntosh reserves all rights on his image collection for any commercial use ...


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Illustrations tend to be pretty popular in fantasy and (to a lesser degree) sci-fi books - authors often include maps to give people an idea about the geography of the worlds they've created. However, I'm generally not a fan of such things. There's a few reasons for this: 1) The illustration quality is often poor - paperback books especially are rarely ...


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Here's how it shook out with regard to my own project. My illustrator wanted to retain the copyright, and grant me a limited-use license in conjunction with my creative work. When pressed, she gave me a second, higher price for relinquishing the copyright. I took the first option. Here is the language we settled on: The Artist grants the Client ...


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Your contract should spell out what, if any, rights you have to use the cover art and/or book excerpts for promotional purposes. Typically, smaller or independent presses will be more than happy to add in those rights during negotiation since they will typically have a much smaller budget for promotion and will rely on the author to do much of the ...


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Some writers put their image on the back of books, some don't. I think in the end as long as you provide it as a choice and not make the image required, you shouldn't have an issue. Some people may not want their picture up at all because they don't want their appearance to decide if they should read the book or not. Someone may not want to read the ...


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Speaking from personal experience, as one who as published under multiple pseudonyms, I would have relished the ability to have a non-identifying image in place of a headshot. So many creative ways to have fun with this that could actually enhance the reader's experience by commenting on the work. We are in the post-modern era, after all. (Not to mention, ...


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[Added May 20, 2020. I just noticed that the question was about a real word situation about a century ago. People do know more about the geography of the real world than they know about the geography of totally fictional imaginary places. However, I for one know a lot more about geography than most people do, and I know enough to know that I am quite ...


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You are not "overthinking," though perhaps you are in need of encouragement to keep writing. Many others have had these self-same questions. In my research and reading to learn "how to write" I came across the idea of writing a "character Bible." Character Bible and Wardrobe Charts A character Bible is a set of files in which one writes up all the details ...


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A book should be a book, first and foremost, even if it has illustrations. It needs to be able to work on its own. Then, good illustrations add a new level of meaning and depth. The ideal is that either the text or the illustrations would be interesting on their own, but that they bring things to a new level when combined, yet without being tediously ...


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No (generally) This answer is about light novels, which are short novels punctuated with occasional full page illustrations. They are different from graphic novels and manga because they are mostly text. There will be exceptions for individual images but in general the illustrations in light novels show the characters as archetypes, with a well-understood ...


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But why is it ‘harder’ to sell a book if you submit both text and illustrations? Why isn’t it more of a ‘can’t hurt, might help’ sort of scenario? It's a common misconception that editors/agents 'need to see' the pictures to 'get' the story. Actually, good editors can bring a lot of imagination to what's possible based on their years of exposure and ...


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