Poet Power: The Complete Guide to Getting Your Poetry Published

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Sentient Publications, 2002 - Business & Economics - 200 pages
Poet Power: The Complete Guide to Getting Your Poetry Published is the complete guide to publishing poetry and a motivational gem for every poet. It's a must-read for aspiring poets and published poets who want to expand their market. Author Thomas Williams removes the mystery with a step-by-step explanation of the business of poetry publishing, how to get your poetry noticed, and what magazine and book editors want, including the "9 secrets of publishable poetry." The comprehensive Poet Power includes numerous other topics, such as: designing and publishing your own books of poetry; editing your own chapbook series; selling poetry to bookstores, retail outlets, and catalogs; promoting and selling at your own poetry readings; getting media attention as a published poet; how to market yourself as a published poet; becoming a speaker on poetry in the community; a poet's guide to the Internet, and much more. Williams' authoritative but accessible style comes from his own experience. Not only has he had his literary works published, but he also built a successful publishing company from scratch. Poet Power is the only comprehensive guide to the practical business of poetry publishing and an inspiration to poets everywhere not just to do their best work, but to get it published too.

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Most writers would agree that of all the literary forms, the poem is the most difficult to market. Fledgling poets hoping to break into the tough world of publishing will appreciate the sound advice ... Read full review


The Enterprise of Poetry
A Poets Crash Course in the Economics of Publishing
Nine Secrets of Publishable and Readable Poetry
How to Get Published in Magazines
Publish It Yourself
How to Design Typeset and Print
How to Start and Publish Your Own Poetry Series
The Unabashed Poets Guide to SelfPromotion
How to Sell Books
How to Sell Your Books at Poetry Readings
How to Sell Your Books in Bookstores and Other Retail
A Poets Guide to the Internet
Contacts and Sources
Glossary of Book Design Printing and Publishing

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About the author (2002)

Thomas A Williams PhD, has written for magazines ranging from Esquire to Writer's Digest. He is the author of fourteen books. Williams has started, edited, and published city and regional magazines and is Editor-in-Chief of Venture Press book publishers, a home-based book publishing company. With experience from both ends, he tells us what is necessary both from the author's perspective as well as from the publisher's perspective.

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