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Subject: Would people be interested in reading this?
Date Posted: 8/4/2013 2:27 AM ET
Member Since: 8/4/2013
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So I've been working on a book of poetry that are all about the memories I have of my brother from the time he was born to my feelings when he passed. Originally I took the idea of just self publishing a couple of copies and sharing them with family and friends of my brother, but I've shared some of the poems with a few friends of mine for their opinions of my writing and they expressed interest in purchasing the book once it's published. So I was curious if such a personal book would be something people as a whole would be interested in and if I should, once published, put my book of poetry into bookstores and online to sell.

Date Posted: 8/5/2013 12:26 PM ET
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Best advice I can give is, get some copies done for your family, use amazon createspace.  Then you can just have it there for other people to buy copies either as a physical book or also go the ebook route.

Getting it into actual bookstores is not an easy task, and can take loads of being out there promotion to get it done.

Date Posted: 8/5/2013 3:53 PM ET
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Oh I'm sure. I was going to use lulu though, is amazon better?

Date Posted: 8/5/2013 4:02 PM ET
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Amazon gets more 'foot traffic' then Lulu.  But prices are similar and services offered virtually the same.  Plus if you do a free copy, you'd more then likely get mentioned on the free ebook type blogs.

It's something my writer buddies have been looking into recently, and decided on amazon. Many people still have no clue about Lulu.com never seen any ebooks mentioned in the forums here from there.