Today on The Blood-Red Pencil I’m blogging about selling poetry. The Blood-Red Pencil is a co-op blog of editors. A new feature (I’m kicking it off with my post today) is called Ask the Editor. Readers can ask a question and one of the participating editors will answer.
Today’s question was sent in by Patricia Neely-Dorsey, author of a book of poetry called Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia - A Life in Poems. She asked three questions -- why is poetry a hard sell, why is it so difficult to get reviewers to review poetry and can poetry have a mass appeal?
I hope you’ll bounce over there and add your answers to mine. Give Patricia some ideas on selling her book and reaching the niche places where poetry readers hang out. If you know where she could send her book to get reviewed, help her out. If she decides to go on a virtual book tour, what blogs should she be looking at?
I’ll see you over there -- and here as well.
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