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Let's Talk About Ebooks of My Poetry
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natf From: natf Date: January 3rd, 2012 06:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
(copy/paste of my comment from elsewhere)

Sadly we cannot afford even $1 per month right now. I am forever grateful that you allow us to read your poems for free or once someone else has sponsored them. Also, I find reading on paper very hard and so would prefer to buy an eBook/PDF with gift money now and again. I will try to chime in over on the other thread.
natf From: natf Date: January 3rd, 2012 06:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Also you could maybe release a series as an eBook or n months of fishbowls as an eBook where n = anything from 1 to 12. Just brainstorming to be honest because I am not even sure we could afford these!
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: January 3rd, 2012 06:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

Your perk verse is up.

>>Sadly we cannot afford even $1 per month right now. I am forever grateful that you allow us to read your poems for free or once someone else has sponsored them.<<

*hugs* I understand. We're on a monofilament budget here too. At least the fishbowl keeps us in toilet paper and gas for the car.

I'm determined to make poetry widely available. I want people to read it and fall in love with it. My poetry, their poetry, any poetry that speaks to them.

>> Also, I find reading on paper very hard and so would prefer to buy an eBook/PDF with gift money now and again. <<

That's useful to know.

>>Also you could maybe release a series as an eBook or n months of fishbowls as an eBook where n = anything from 1 to 12. <<

A series collection is a possibility, yes.
natf From: natf Date: January 4th, 2012 07:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank you!

P.S. just so you know, I am also weird in that I find reading on paper or eBook to be hard and potentially migraine-iggering if it is a serif font. Kajones was able to do my PDF in a sans serif font for me. Yes, I know, first-world problems and extra work for you. That said, iBooks on my iPad can re-render some formats of eBook in a different font for me. I can see that I need to do a bit more research as to what formats allow this. I do know that most of my eBooks are .EPUB not .PDF.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: January 4th, 2012 08:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank you!

>>I am also weird in that I find reading on paper or eBook to be hard and potentially migraine-iggering if it is a serif font. <<

For me it's not migraines, but I find serif fonts very hard to read. I customarily put all my stuff in Arial so I can read it easier. So I guess that's another reason for ebooks -- it would let the majority of people who prefer serif fonts switch to those, and not have to put up with my sans.

>>Kajones was able to do my PDF in a sans serif font for me. <<

I love crowdfunding. It's much easier to get exactly what you need this way.

>>Yes, I know, first-world problems and extra work for you. <<

I don't think anything that undermines someone's literacy or health should be trivialized as a "first-world problem."
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