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Author: Thomas A Williams
Publisher: Boulder, CO : Sentient Publications, 2002.
Series: Culture tools series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Sentient Publications edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas A Williams
ISBN: 1591810027 9781591810025
OCLC Number: 50243437
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 200 : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. The Enterprise of Poetry --
Why Poets Must Publish --
Poet Power! and What It Will Teach You --
Want to Publish Your Poems?: Learn These Lessons from Your Non-Fiction Writing Brethren --
Don't Let Your Poems Languish in Your Desk Drawer: Opportunity Doesn't Knock. You Do --
2. A Poet's Crash Course in the Economics of Publishing --
Everything You Need to Know about the Real World of Publishing, but Don't Know Whom to Ask --
Why Poetry is Such a Risky Business --
The Economic Realities of the Literary World --
The Free Enterprise Twins: Risk and Profit --
Publishing Magazines: a Tightrope Act --
Publishing in Book Form: Costs, Discounts and Royalties --
How You Can Beat the Odds --
3. Nine Secrets of Publishable (and Readable) Poetry --
An Old-Time Editor's Guide to Writing Publishable Poetry --
Accessible Poetry --
Writing about Broadly-Shared Human Experiences --
The Art of Timely Poetry --
The Power of Thematic Verse --
4. How to Get Published in Magazines --
What Happens in the Editor's Office --
How to Know What Editors Are Looking For --
How to Research the Magazine Market --
How to Submit your Poetry --
The Power of the Poem Pack --
Organized Marketing --
The Professional Submission, and How It Looks --
Beginner's Mistakes You Must Avoid --
5. Who Will Publish Your Book of Poetry? --
The Rapidly Changing World of Book Publishing --
How to Know Who May Be Interested in Your Book of Poetry --
Large Presses and Small Presses --
How to Create a Submissions List of the Most Likely Publishers --
Submitting a Book-Length Manuscript --
Understanding the Publisher's Mindset --
Why Publishers Publish Poetry in the First Place: the Importance of Understanding Motivations --
Why It's OK to Invest in Your Own Book --
6. Publish It Yourself! --
Guaranteed Publication --
It's OK to Self-Publish --
Self-Publisher's Checklist --
Basics of Getting Started in Publishing --
Eschew Self-Deprecation and Build Your Literary Reputation --
How to Set Yourself Up as a Business, and Think That Way --
7. The Anatomy of A Book: How to Design, Typeset, and Print Your Book or Chapbook --
Everything You Need to Know to Design and Produce Your Own Book or Chapbook --
How to Get By with Little or No Cash Up Front --
The Easy Way: Find a Model and Follow It --
Getting to Know the Jargon --
Deciding How Your Book Will Look --
Step by Step through Book Design and Printing --
The Basics of Typography and Page Design --
Choose and Arrange Your Poems --
The All-Important "Front Matter" --
How to Design Very Effective but Very Affordable Covers --
Secrets of a Great Cover --
Bindings, and How to Choose the One That is Best for You --
Proofreading, and How to Do It (It's Harder Than You Think.) --
How to Get Your Book Printed at a Price that You Can Afford to Pay --
8. How to Start and Publish Your Own Poetry Series --
Good Reasons for Starting a Poetry Chapbook Series --
How to Design Your Chapbooks --
How to Find the Money to Finance Your Series --
How to Get Manuscripts --
Your Editorial Board --
Sales and Distribution --
9. The Unabashed Poet's Guide to Self-Promotion and Publicity --
You're a Poet, right? Why Not Be Known as One? --
The Great Value of Your Literary Reputation --
How to Build It Slowly, Piece by Piece --
How to Prepare a Media Kit --
How and Where to Send Review Copies --
The Power of News Releases, and How to Write Them --
How to Get on Television and What to Do Once You Get There --
10. The Joys of Signing and Selling: How to Sell Books at Autograph and Publication Parties --
How to Sell Enough Books at Your Publication Party to Pay for the First Printing --
Why You've Got to Do It Yourself --
The Importance of the Sponsor, and How to Find the Right One --
How to Prepare the Guest List --
Sending Out a News Release Announcing the Event --
The Best Time of Day --
How to Choose the Best Location --
How to Arrange the Room --
Signing and Selling --
Should You Have a Party in a Bookstore? --
11. How to Sell Your Books at Poetry Readings --
Why Poetry Readings are the Key to Successful Poetry Publishing --
Most Books Are Sold at Readings, Not In Bookstores --
How to Make Your Reading a Really Special Event --
Audience Expectations, and How to Mold Them --
How to Package Your Reading to Sell --
How to Schedule Reading After Reading --
Why You Must Take Charge of Your Reading, and How to Do It --
How to Publicize Your Reading --
How to Create an Effective Space for Your Reading --
How to Make Your Reading a Real Performance --
What to Do Before the Reading Starts --
How to Warm Up Your Audience --
How to Develop Your Own Patter or "Stump Speech" --
12. How to Sell Your Books in Bookstores and Other Retail Outlets --
How Bookstores Work --
General Bookstores and Specialty Bookstores --
Religious Bookstores --
A little Research Goes a Long Way --
Doing Business with Bookstores --
Discounts and Dollars --
Those Important Non-Bookstore Retail Sales and Where to Find Them --
Selling Through Catalogues --
Premium and Promotional Sales of Your Books --
13. A Poet's Guide to the Internet --
The Internet: a Great New Tool --
How Email Can Help --
Ezines and Webzines --
Introducing the World Wide Web --
The Supersites and Their Resources --
Information Sources and Problem Solvers --
A Starter's Kit of Internet Web Sites for Poets --
Appendix I. Contacts and Sources --
Appendix II. Glossary of Book Design, Printing, and Publishing Terms.
Series Title: Culture tools series.
Responsibility: Thomas A. Williams.

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