How do you like Create Space? I’m toying with creating my own anthology … but just not sure how to start. Anyway — congratulations!
I like Createspace a lot. Their product is great, their distribution is smooth. My biggest dislike is the $100 minimum for payment- one needs to sell a lot of books before they release a cheque. (Unlike Smashwords and Bookbaby, for example, both of which release whatever you earned every quarter or monthly without minimums).
Ah… that is very good to know.
I’ll check those sites too. Honestly, I don’t see that I’d ever earn a whole lot of money off an anthology … it falls under the “personal triumph” umbrella more than anything else, lol.
I appreciate the info. 🙂
With Createspace you can easily buy your own books for very reasonable fees; you can sell them at readings, and not worry about outside sales. They’ll be there, if anyone looks for them.
That is true. Guess I need to decide *exactly* what I want to do. For right now, poetry readings probably aren’t going to happen. Decisions, decisions. 🙂
Or you can see which way the wind blows. Though a having a general direction helps choose the wind.
Congratulations Sweetie. I hope it sells a million ( or more). xxx Huge Hugs xxx
ha ha. You optimist, you!
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Congrats. May you be a big success. god Bless, Barb
It’s poetry. Not sure ‘success’ is a word that goes along with that! 😉
Sure it is. I under-estimated my book of poetry because of the stigma attached to poetry…complex, boring. If you can touch someone with emotion or they can relate to what you are saying, then that is something…not all poets can do. Simplistic poetry, that has no hidden meaning, is like a song we feel emotion when we hear it. Success in a large scale happens to a select few, but that doesn’t necessarily mean theirs is better. Keep it up. Great job! God Bless, Barb
In my high school English classes I do something called “Poetry Friday” which involves studying, reading, writing, and performing poetry each week, often with tea and cookies. In my evaluations, the kids say that it is the highlight of their week. Poetry offers and opportunity to connect to real emotion and understanding. If it’s complex and boring, they’re starting from the wrong place. Rap is poetry. Songs are poetry. A catchy ad on tv is poetry. One builds from that kind of accessible poetry until folks can find the connections in the complex stuff.
Congratulations!!!!! What else can I say! I am going to read it and watch your process and hope it is better than you ever expected! I have a novel in the works and everyone keeps encouraging to my poems in a book. It makes me wonder if they’ve read my chapters and are trying to re-direct me or just like my poetry. LOL.
lol. So hard to interpret sometimes, isn’t it? 😉
I put a lot of poetry into my first 2 novels- Greek epic style dactylichexameter and sonnets- very odd for a YA novel! They’re supposed to provide hints about what’s happening in the Mythic realm that the narrator doesn’t know about.
This book is a little more free and breezy. Some of the best from 2011, just capturing moments.
Good luck with your projects!
How wonderful, Shawn! I look forward to reading it soon 🙂
I hope you enjoy it!
Kudos to you on your anthology.
Congratulations! Definitely adding to my list of must haves.
Thank you! That’s sweet of you.
I always have love for my fellow poets. It’s an awesome achievement.
Excellent, congratulations on your next book Shawn !!!
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Shawn Bird is an author, poet, and educator in the beautiful Shuswap region of British Columbia, Canada. She is a proud member of Rotary and a former Rotary Youth Exchange Student.
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