Poetry Publishing

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Black & White and Full-Color Poetry Book Publishing services?

Our Black & White Poetry Book Publishing service enables you to publish a bookstore-quality paperback or hardback book with a grey-scale interior and full-color cover. Suited to works of fiction, non-fiction, memoirs, biographies, and books which are predominantly text. The black & white service does enable you to include pictures and images in grey-scale on the interior.

When you opt for the Full-Color Poetry Book publishing service, you can publish a beautiful book with dazzling full-color throughout. Great for photography books, children's books, cookbooks, or almost anything where you would like to offset your words with vibrant imagery.

We also have a range of Specialty Publishing Poetry Book Publishing services, which combine elements of both the Black & White service and the Full-Color service.

How long does it take you to publish a poetry book?

The time required depends on the shape the manuscript is in when we receive it, the types of services you purchase, and on the length of time you take to review the proofs. The entire publishing process usually takes between 90 to 120 days once we receive your complete submission.

How many copies of my poetry book will be provided?

The Poetry Classique publishing package includes one (1) paperback Author Copy while Poetry Superieur package includes five (5) paperback copies and one (1) paperback Author Copy. After publication, we will print as many books as ordered by individuals and bookstores. We do not charge you for these books and you earn royalties on each copy purchase by your audience. You can also order books for yourself at a heavily discounted rate.

How old do I have to be to publish my poetry book with you?

You can be of any age to publish with us; however, if you are a minor, you will need to have a parent or legal guardian to co-sign your Publishing Agreement and authorize payment for your publishing services.

What do you mean by "templates"?

Templates are "patterns" into which we place your manuscript and images. Each template offers you a unique design, so you can choose the one you like best. Templates allow us to create your book quickly and with highly reliable quality assurance.

May I supply my own cover?

All Poetry Publishing packages include a custom cover design feature allows you to personally communicate your ideas to one of our in-house cover designers to create something truly exceptional. Image manipulation such as tinting or montaging allows you to reach out and grab the reader and make them want to read what is inside. Using a variety of types of images including photography, graphic elements and custom illustrations, we work with you to achieve a design that will sell your book.

Will I have to buy any copies of my poetry book?

No. You are under no obligation to purchase any copies of your poetry book. You simply have to tell your audience where to purchase their copy through marketing and publicity efforts. If you would like to purchase copies for yourself, friends, family, or to sell yourself, you are entitled to a deep author discount, which ranges from 30% to 60%.

Will my poetry book have an ISBN?

Yes, your poetry book will be assigned the International Standard Book Numbers required by book sales channels to track and order your books. In addition, we will place a machine-readable Bookland/EAN barcode on your poetry book's cover.

What Do You Mean By Global Poetry Book Distribution?

By self-publishing your work with us, your book can get distributed across the US, Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand through a network of over 5,000 online bookstores like:

  • Amazon.com
  • Barnes&Noble.com
  • Ingram
  • Books in Print
  • Borders
  • Xlibris Bookstore

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