The mysteries of the poetry publishing business...

PUBLISHING DEAD POETS

Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea,  
But sad mortality o'ersways their power,  
How with this rage shall beauty hold a plea,  
Whose action is no stronger than a flower?

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Guest — Gill McEvoy
I have already bought and read, several times, this posthumous collection of Tom Duddy's work. His way of saying things, simple th... Read More
Sunday, 02 March 2014 12:47
Guest — Mary Wight
Qualities such as integrity, humility, humour, authenticity, empathy, risking, doubt and an unending curiosity are everywhere when... Read More
Sunday, 02 March 2014 22:14
Ingrid Murray
I didn't realise about the ineligibility for prizes if the poet is dead. I think this should be allowed if it is a completely new... Read More
Monday, 03 March 2014 09:44
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THE SALINE COMMUNITY

In Merriam Webster it’s the seventh meaning. But it’s everywhere.

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Guest — Tristan Moss
I can't agree with Stevie Smith's comment about poets not being important. Would you say that applies to poets like Anna Akhmatova... Read More
Wednesday, 05 June 2013 21:37
Guest — Nell Nelson
Well, the parasite part, Tristan, is a kind of extended metaphor joke, I would say. As for importance, it all depends how you loo... Read More
Thursday, 06 June 2013 17:39
Guest — Tristan Moss
Poems are magical things indeed, but, for me, part of this magic comes from understanding the person who wrote them, which can oft... Read More
Thursday, 06 June 2013 23:09
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SPAMMERS, HACKERS AND CYBER-ATTACKERS

Dear Santos38pe, Correia9g, Castro22cl and Oliveira30jw

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WHEN RELATIONSHIPS GO WRONG

I have a Relationship Manager.

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Guest — Colin Will
I had 'issues' with my BoS relationship too. We are divorced, but amicably.
Sunday, 13 January 2013 16:50
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THE PROBLEM OF SELLING POETRY TO POETS

Let's say you're running a cake shop.

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Guest — Tim Love
Yum. But are Jaffa cakes really cakes? In Italy there used to be a law about how much bread could be produced per square kilometr... Read More
Sunday, 15 July 2012 07:01
Guest — Nell Nelson
Esoteric academic books are peer-reviewed, but the issue is where does the review appear (in an esoteric journal). Generally SF wr... Read More
Sunday, 15 July 2012 08:41
Guest — jim brown
Have you ever considered therapy Miss Nelson? On reading what your Mr Love said about the poets contributing to their own publicat... Read More
Sunday, 15 July 2012 12:54
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AMAZON DISADVANTAGE

Periodically I figure I should work harder at the conundrum of how to sell books.

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Guest — Ross Bradshaw
Amazon is a really hard one. We (Five Leaves) finally decided to use Amazon Advantage as people had been complaining about availab... Read More
Sunday, 20 May 2012 20:21
Guest — poorreader
Why can't you sell your books for less than Amazon? My main reason for using Amazon is price! I would love to support each and eve... Read More
Sunday, 15 July 2012 15:56
Guest — Nell Nelson
Lots of small publishers are actually selling for a bigger discount than Amazon. When you check out the Amazon price and then add ... Read More
Sunday, 15 July 2012 21:36
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