• Does Spring Make Us More Creative?

    Spring is a season that is often associated with creativity and new beginnings. As the weather warms up and the days become longer, people tend to feel more energized and inspired to try new things and explore new ideas. But does the season really affect creativity?

  • AI and Publishing

    Although we find A.I. generated content to have many viable uses, we at Villa Magna will continue publishing books written by individually creative humans! Creativity is all!


    Getting a book published is hard. Starry-eyed first-time authors dream of being published by one of the Big Five: Penguin Random House, Simon & Shuster, HarperCollins, Hachette, Macmillan. A worthy goal, but in many cases, unrealistic. Recently the Big Five tried to become the Big Four when Random House proposed buying Simon & Shuster. The Justice Department said no. When large companies combine they put forth the verbiage about economies of scale, how it will help consumers, competition and so on. Think about the airline mergers and those of cell phone providers. What has your result been? According to Richard Howort, in a New York Times essay from August, 2022…