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Scrapbooking

I have over a hundred poems posted here. That’s at least two or three books worth of poetry. I’ve been thinking for a little while now about putting my poems out in self-published collections. There are still people out there (like me!) who like holding a book in their hands when they’re reading. (I’d also put any poetry books I published out as ebooks, as well, because I’m not a Luddite–obviously, since I’m posting this on my blog–or a print purist.)

There’s a big problem I run into, though, when I consider this. If you want to read my poems typed-out, you can do that here on this very blog. If you want them in paper form, you could pretty easily print some of my posted poems (or all, if you have lots of printer cartridges and paper)(and time) and collate them in whatever way suited your fancy. (Wow, that would actually be super cool! I would love it and be incredibly flattered if someone did that!) Why put them into printed books if there’s nothing new or different about them?

So I’m thinking of actually handwriting my poems in a notebook, scanning them, adding some doodles or or photos or magick sigils, and publishing them. I think the handwriting will make them look more personal, less just-like-on-the-blog-but-in-print-form.

Is this something you’d consider buying? Comment below or elsewhere and let me know. If there’s enough interest, I’ll get on it.

4 Comments

  1. Star Thomas-Wyse wrote:

    DO EET!!!!!

    Monday, January 2, 2017 at 9:36 am | Permalink
  2. Amber Spence wrote:

    You could probably do different editions. The convenience of not clicking through pages on a blog could sell folks on the book form by itself. But the added touches sound great.

    Monday, January 2, 2017 at 9:48 am | Permalink
  3. Melissa wrote:

    My brother is a big fan of Kristian Hurst from Throwing Muses. Many years ago now, she put out an direct sales album called 10 4. It was acoustic home studio thing, but each person’s was different, because you choose ANY 10 of her songs, she recorded an acoustic version in her home studio, then burned them on to a CD and hand letter it 10 4 (purchaser’s name). Then the next person, might have chosen say, 6 of those same songs so she only recorded 4 more then burned those ten choices and so on. I don’t know how many she actually sold or recorded. And now I can’t remember how much she sold them for.But you could do something like that.

    Monday, January 9, 2017 at 8:38 am | Permalink
  4. josh wrote:

    Woah, she’s so cool! (I’ve actually chatted with her a little on Twitter and she’s dead nice.) That’s an interesting idea! Hmmmm…

    Monday, January 9, 2017 at 9:03 am | Permalink

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