I will design or edit your poetry chapbook

design or edit your poetry chapbook

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Description Print-Ready book, pdf Book Design w color cover Book, market, launch!
  Formatting to pdf, with page breaks, table of contents, copyright or creative commons layout + convert to pdf with cover (2 changes) The complete ready to publish package
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About This Gig

Poets (and other writers) your manuscript wants to be a book. Let's make it happen!

Basic Package: formatting your manuscript into a .pdf for printer, POD, Kindle, etc. All editing, proofing (beyond cursory), design, and extras are available but not included in the price.

Gold Star Package: includes formatting and cover design with extras as needed

Platinum Baby/Premium Package: Make it, market it, launch it. Manuscript formatted to the specifications of printer or medium. (Including advice about which publishing services to use and how to navigate them.) Complete design cover to cover. Marketing plan which may include a wordpress, webpage, author's pages etc.

How to:
  • use Amazon, Goodreads and other online marketplaces
  • arrange readings in bookstores and other venues
  • solicit reviews, blurbs, forward etc.
  • not sabotage yourself. All the "THOU SHALT NOTS" of publishing and self-publishing that often trip up new writers.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the difference between vanity publishing and self-publishing?
    Vanity publishing is "pay to play" publishing in which the publisher has little or nothing invested in marketing the book -other than to its author or contributors. Self-publishing is when the author takes control of every aspect of creating, marketing their book and retains the profits.
  • What's a chapbook?
    A chapbook is a small collection usually of poetry or fiction, generally no more than 40 pages. Though chapbooks are mostly self-published, there are a number of chapbook publishers and contests.
  • Why do I need a chapbook?
    Expand your audience and publishing credits, network with other poets and publishers, and put a little cash in your pocket. Art (particularly poetry) wants to be shared. Words are powerful. Ideas are contagious. Set yours free.
  • Are poetry chapbooks a new thing?
    No. A very old thing actually. In the 16th century (with the advent of cheap printing) chapbooks were prolific; the popular people's choice and not limited to poetry.