Should authors smile in their book jacket photos?

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Re: Should authors smile in their book jacket photos?

Post by sierramcconnell » January 11th, 2012, 12:01 pm

JohnDurvin wrote:My favorite author photos of all time, though, are from a dictionary from the 1940's that I got from a thrift shop--yes, they have photos of all hundred-some contributors, most of them bearded white men in mortar-boards, frowning authoritatively, occasionally intermittent with older women looking bemusedly demure. But there's one that really stands out: the Chinese guy they consulted for a few Asian words appears wearing the whole traditional Chinese outfit, down to the queue and tiny hat. I have to wonder if he showed up for the photo like that, or if they made him dress that way.
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Re: Should authors smile in their book jacket photos?

Post by Cooper87 » January 18th, 2012, 3:42 am

Of course they should! smile but not laugh, otherwise it will be a comedy

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