Q: I need some substantial information regarding publication

erick99
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Along with all of my Pages that I so enjoy writing I also have a large collection of poetry written over the last ten to fifteen years,  Poetry books don't exactly fly off the shelves and I and I am trying to decide if I should attempt an eBook for Amazon or some other approach.

My 2nd problem is that I have no talent for assembling the book so I would need some assistance.  I have selected 45 poems.  They are all love poems and they are all written with an existential flavor.  They have been well received by folks that have no reason to be nice to me (these are the best folks to whom to show your work).

I would be appreciative for any help and I have a small amount of money to pay towards help getting these poems properly placed into some sort of software.

Thanks and take care,

Erick

erick99 posted Oct 27, 2012
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erick99
I would be happy to send a sample or two along to someone who may be interested in helping.
erick99 (rep: 17.2k) posted Oct 27, 2012
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naturaldeal
That would be great. I think you can make a poetry book :)
naturaldeal (rep: 2.09k) posted Oct 27, 2012
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Acidbaby
If youre going to do it right then I would go e-book as well as print on demand. The ISBN will cost $125 but its pretty much been proven that print on demand books outsell e-books by like 15-1 because people still want physical copies of what they buy.
Acidbaby (rep: 6.83k) posted Oct 27, 2012
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Acidbaby
Some online distributors also require an ISBN for e-books. Amazon and B&N do not though.
Acidbaby (rep: 6.83k) posted Oct 27, 2012
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erick99
Great info, Acidbaby, thanks!
erick99 (rep: 17.2k) posted Oct 27, 2012
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bbattag
I'd say search for a forum online with other writers. My guess is they can probably give you advice and point you in the right direction.

You also may want to research publishers that do poem books and maybe you'd have an opportunity to sell/license some of your poems to them.
bbattag (rep: 6.76k) posted Oct 28, 2012
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MdavidK30
A friend of mine sends out emails of her blogs every so often.
She also set up a Facebook page, and has a website too.
Another friend of mine had also set up a website of which he writes his blogs and stories and then shares it with all his friends!
MdavidK30 (rep: 3.56k) posted Oct 29, 2012
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