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Topic: How do I go about self-publishing my poetry book?

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Subject: How do I go about self-publishing my poetry book?
Date Posted: 5/18/2008 11:06 AM ET
Member Since: 10/2/2007
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Mind you, I'm not even close to being done with it, but I keep getting these ideas for more and more that can be put into it, and I have been constantly typing and saving, but when I get enough of a collection together, I want to put it into book form. I just don't know how to get that going.

Any help?

Date Posted: 5/25/2008 4:58 PM ET
Member Since: 5/4/2006
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http://www.lulu.com (Lulu) is a popular "POD" (Print On Demand) service, and it seems they're one of the few legit companies in the area of "self publishing." There are surely more "self pubnlishing" companies that scam writers to varying degrees than there are legit companies in this area, so watch out. Always look up a compamy name online to see what others say, don't just rely on what the company's website or those on its message boards say.

Last Edited on: 5/25/08 4:59 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 5/26/2008 8:54 PM ET
Member Since: 10/13/2007
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Yup, I second Lulu as the way to get things self published. Just remember the more books you have printed makes the price cheaper.  AND remember to get an ISBN with it so it can be added to the Library of Congress.