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Poetry Fishbowl Perks for 2012 - The Wordsmith's Forge — LiveJournal
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Poetry Fishbowl Perks for 2012
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haikujaguar From: haikujaguar Date: December 30th, 2011 11:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Instead of printing out all the poems and binding them, why not consider printing them through someplace like Createspace or Lulu? All you'd need is a document with all of them in order, and then you can just order them for fairly cheap and send them out instead of having to do the printing yourself.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: December 31st, 2011 02:39 am (UTC) (Link)

Thoughts

I have considered taking the collections to a print shop or online service, when they get to be too much for me to handle individually.

Among the reasons for not doing that from the beginning:
* It probably costs more than making them myself.
* I think people appreciate having something handmade and unique. If the collections come from a printer, they'll all be the same. Right now, each has a different flyleaf paper design and a dedication letter with the recipient's name on it.
* Handmade copies make it clear that this isn't "publication" in the official sense. It's in the same realm as handing out a few copies of a manuscript to first-readers. So there's less likelihood of getting into an argument over rights if I later decide to issue a collection of poetry as a regular book.
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