What really sells a book?

Some might say the trickiest part is actually selling the book. Or writing it? Opinions differ. But what really sells a book? What marketing tool? What recipe to follow? Is there a recipe?

Well, let’s analyze one of my favorite novels, The History of Love by Nicole Krauss, and hope that I’ll be able to offer some insight as to how people decide to buy a book. Continue reading

IMDb Top 250 Challenge

Hi guys,

So me and a friend decided to review all the movies in the top 250 on IMDbIt’s going to be fun. Think in terms of short, no spoiler, movie reviews that are supposed to help you decide if what a great deal of people consider to be the best movies ever made are worth your time.

We’re going to start from #250 and work our way up. One movie per day.


#250: Dead Poets Society(1989)

#249: Dog Day Afternoon(1975)

#248: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) Continue reading

Haters will say…

Cristian Mihai

It’s Photoshop.

But it’s not.

It’s really not.

It’s just some customers who were more than glad to send me photos of them wearing irevuo‘s designs.


Anyway, this thing got me thinking. Haters. If you don’t have them, you are doing something wrong. As they say, even Jesus had his fair share of haters. It means you stood up for something.

No, really, these were all sent by happy customers. No Photoshop.

New designs are available on the store. Check them out here.

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New Illustrations for “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”

As it happens whenever a sequel to a famous movie is released, people are more than interested in anything that has to do with Blade Runner, which also means more and more people are interested in Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, the brilliant Philip K. Dick novel that inspired Blade Runner and its 2017 sequel.

The Folio Society have used this newfound interest for the source material and released an illustrated edition of Electric Sheep.

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TMM: Write, write, write


“If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood. I’d type a little faster.”
Isaac Asimov

In my humble opinion, there are two main rules to becoming a writer: read a lot and write a lot. You can’t do one without the other, no matter how much you try. Fiction writing is different than any other kind of writing, and there’s a point in knowing the conventions of the genre before you can break them.

But today’s post is about writing. A lot. Continue reading

Throwback… uhm… Monday

Yes, this project is quite old. Suffered from lack of consistency and stuff, and has died and been resurrected quite a few times.

But back in January 2013 I managed to create the first, the last, and the only issue of the digital magazine. Which was supposed to be printed, and sold to folks, but it didn’t quite go so well.

A nice short story though. Some interesting articles about self-publishing.

Oh, and the usual artist showcase. Two of them, actually.

Download the PDF of the magazine here.