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Teaser! Teaser! Look what we’ve got for you…

Here’s something rather beautiful to celebrate the arrival of the sun. And to whet your appetite for one of our most keenly anticipated summer fun books… how many locations can you identify? If you like this glimpse of The 1000 Dot to Dot Book: [...]

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Ship docks, favourite titles now back in stock, at long last…

… it’s always frustrating to be out of stock, but it’s not the worst problem to have. It means, of course, that your books are popular, and that bookstores and readers are reacting well to them. We’ve been running on empty with a few [...]

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Daniela Bowker’s 10 compositional rules for great photos

Ilex readers will recognise Daniela Bowker as the author of best-selling Surreal Photography and as the editor of the popular photo-blogging site Photocritic. In her forthcoming book, Social Photography, Daniela shows you how to make your smartphone photos stand out – guiding you through taking, [...]

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‘I hate drawing curves, I’m crap at them’ – a death-defying Q&A with Phil Cleaver, author of What They Didn’t Teach You In Design School

  I’ll confess that doing author Q&As for our website is one of my favourite parts of this job; it’s a rare opportunity to stop fretting about the painstaking business of creating and selling a book, and simply kick back and enjoy getting to [...]

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Q&A With Amber Jane Butchart

Author of Fashion Miscellany: A treasure trove of stories, trivia and tips for the haute habitué in your life Styles come and go, but fashion has an enduring appeal, a rich history, and everyday practical relevance for millions. Launched to coincide with London Fashion Week, this [...]

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Kickstarting your success

The ilex stable of authors has many impressive members, but in (at least) one respect – crowd-funding – the most impressive is Haje Jan Kamps, who seems to turn almost anything he touches to gold (not literally, that’d be inconvenient). From his photography website [...]

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New Look Ilex Instant for Photographers

Check out the new ilex instate website, which is already live at www.ilexinstant.com. Since it’s launch in 2013, ilex instant has been a great way to download ilex eBooks – with or without layout. Now it’s a whole lot more. What’s new Stars of [...]

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Putting the Portrait into the Landscape by Miss Aniela

One of our bestselling authors, Natalie Dybisz a.k.a. Miss Aniela was recently featured in the blog post 8 Photographers Who Are Creatively Reimagining the Portrait for pushing the boundaries of portrait photography. Here is an exclusive extract from her book Creative Portrait Photography: The white of the snow [...]

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Super savings in the Ilex Instant Black Friday sale

This Black Friday head to our digital site Ilex Instant where you’ll find ginormous savings on some of our favourite books in a one-off sale for this weekend only. You’re already getting the best price on our books when you buy from Ilex Instant, [...]

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Calling all social photographers: Your photo on the cover of a book?

Are you the kind of photographer that never goes a day without sharing at least one photo on the web?  Have you got an Instagram account? A Flickr account? Google+ and Twitter? All of them and others beside? Do you dream of having your [...]

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Giveaway news for creative types, as it’s release day for one of our best-loved authors…

Alannah Moore’s had a stellar 2013. Her first book, CREATE YOUR OWN WEBSITE IN A WEEKEND USING WORDPRESS, is not only a category best-seller, it’s also garnered some really positive – actually, lovely – feedback from readers. You can see a selection of rave [...]

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“Selfie” is the word of the year. Here are our top tips on doing it better, plus a competition!

The big news today is that “selfie” has fought off stiff competition from the likes of  “twerk” and “binge-watch” to become the Oxford Dictionary’s Word of the Year! We’re informed by the Guardian that the origin of the word can be traced all the [...]

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